We Keep Buying Bottled Water Because We Fear Death
Ads for bottled water make it seem safer and purer than normal tap water, researchers say.
To Truly Fake Intelligence, Chatbots Need To Be Able To Change Your Mind
To achieve social intelligence, AI needs to be able to be persuasive, argues researcher.
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Sharing Life's Experiences Can Make You Start to Look Like the One You Love
Social psychologists explain why two people in a couple are often more alike than one would expect by chance.
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Why Does Love Hurt So Much?
In poetry & literature, love has long been associated with pain, agony & torment, but is it possible to love someone so much it hurts? We asked a social psychologist.
Why Authoritarianism Refuses to Die
The death penalty and sex crimes have more to do with the psychology of this year's lurch to the right than you might think.
Lonely People Are More Likely to See Objects as Humanlike
Research shows that lonely people tend to ascribe human characteristics to nonliving things. But according to a new study, simply reflecting on past close relationships can make the pillow just a pillow again.
Study Questions How 'Tolerant' People Really Feel About Interracial Couples
"I felt like the polls weren’t telling the whole story."
Here's Why People Actually 'Like' Your Posts on Facebook
With the exception of your mom, few people "like" your status because they actually like it. Hell, sometimes people "like" your posts expressly because they hate them.