Having a Social Purpose Makes a Physical Task Seem a Lot Easier, Study Shows

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

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Does the Apple Fall Far From the Tree? Parent-Child Similarities in Attitudes

This article considers a strongly disputed topic in social psychology: the formation of attitudes, prejudices, and stereotypes. A new meta-analysis by Degner & Dalege (2013) synthesizes the evidence for the past 60 years, and it is a rather exhaustive analysis that includes 131 studies of over

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