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Spurious? Name similarity effects (implicit egotism) in marriage, job, and moving decisions (Study)

“Three articles published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology have shown that a disproportionate share of people choose spouses, places to live, and occupations with names similar to their own. These findings, interpreted as evidence of implicit egotism, … Continue reading

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Focusing on differences lets me understand you better (Study, in PT)

“Thinking about differences can help you understand other people better. There are many situations where our success depends on whether we can take someone else’s perspective.  Negotiating with a child, partner, parent, or business requires understanding how someone else’s goals … Continue reading

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Brain Responds More to Close Friends, Imaging Study Shows (Study 2010; in ScienceDaily)

“People’s brains are more responsive to friends than to strangers, even if the stranger has more in common, according to a study in the Oct. 13 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers examined a brain region known to be … Continue reading

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