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Learn about the representativeness heuristic, a concept in the social sciences that affects decisionmaking.

Jan 18, 2022

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The notion of a paradigm shift first originated in the philosophy of science. Since then, this phrase—meaning a revolutionary and dramatic change in assumptions—spread to social...

Jan 14, 2022

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The autonomic nervous system regulates much of the body's unconscious activity, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and digestion.

Dec 14, 2021

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In an age of over-information, how do you distinguish between fact and fiction, useful data and fluff, valid inquiry and misleading rhetoric? Bill Nye, a mechanical engineer and...

Nov 29, 2021

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Minimizing global climate change is necessary to secure a better future for our planet and to ensure that it remains habitable for all humans, animals, and plants. The steps to ...

Nov 19, 2021

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Learn about the availability heuristic, an important concept in cognitive psychology that has relevance in everyday life.

Nov 18, 2021

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You can be guilty of anchoring bias when you base your judgment about an end result on the starting point of a conversation or some other factor that does not necessarily correl...

Oct 27, 2021

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With his profound experiences and his accessible and entertaining videos, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has become a beloved and celebrated figure in the space community.

Sep 24, 2021

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Groupthink results when a group supports or opts not to refute a decision to maintain cohesion. Learn about the characteristics of this phenomenon and its origins.

Sep 10, 2021

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