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The Power of a Social Purpose (Judgmental Bias)

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The burden of wearing a heavy backpack is lessened when a social purpose is given. The hills don’t look as steep.

A study by Durgin and colleagues (2009) finds that the burden of wearing a heavy backpack is lessened when a social purpose is given in form of social demands.

In other words, we perceive the burden as less burdensome, when a social purpose is given. In this way, a purpose contributes to a judgmental bias of the burden. Continue reading

The Effects of Glutamate in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

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Anxiety disorders are some of the most frequent psychological disorders, and the processes involved in fear conditioning seem to be the same across species, i.e. the same neural structures may be involved. Continue reading

What Are The Main Functions of the Frontal and Temporal Lobes?

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