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How to Say No (without Feeling Guilty)

It’s one of the smallest, shortest words in the English language, but one of the hardest to say. This week, Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, PhD, offers seven ways to say no (and maybe not even feel guilty!)...

August 3, 2016 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

What Makes Spiders Scary

Scientists hope to learn whether arachnophobes' perception of spiders as larger than actual size causes their fear—or whether it is the fearfulness itself that causes their visual misperception...

July 12, 2016 — Shelley Sandiford and Jason G. Goldman

Meet the Meat Paradox

We love animals, yet most of us also eat them. Research is revealing the cognitive tricks we use to resolve the omnivore’s dilemma 

July 7, 2016 — Marta Zaraska
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