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How to Live with Voice Hearing

A student's journey from “normal” to “schizophrenic” and back highlights shortcomings in how our society deals with mental health

September 19, 2013 — Eleanor Longden

Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories offer easy answers by casting the world as simpler and more predictable than it is. Their popularity may pose a threat to societal well-being

September 9, 2013 — Sander van der Linden

When to Catch a Lie via Text

A recent experiment finds that when people are about to lie via digital text they take longer to construct their words. Christie Nicholson reports

September 9, 2013

Scarcity Is Not Always Bad [Excerpt]

In Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much , a Harvard economist and a Princeton psychologist show that scarcity causes us to focus on the thing that is in short supply. Sometimes this focus has harmful effects; other times it is beneficial...

September 6, 2013 — Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir

Hoarding Can Be a Deadly Business

If parting with possessions is a serious problem, you can now be officially diagnosed with hoarding disorder

September 5, 2013 — Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz
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