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How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)

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The myth that vaccines cause autism has persisted, even though the facts paint an entirely different story. Renee Klahr hide caption

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Facts Aren't Enough: The Psychology Of False Beliefs

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This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Mass Marketing Affects Our Minds

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Stop The Presses! Newspapers Affect Us, Often In Ways We Don't Realize

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Counting Other People's Blessings

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Why Partisanship Changes How People React To Noncontroversial Statements

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Creative Differences: The Benefits Of Reaching Out To People Unlike Ourselves

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Why Did So Many Americans Trust Russian Hackers' Election Propaganda?

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Playing The Gender Card: Overlooking And Overthrowing Sexist Stereotypes

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Why Consumers Systematically Give Inflated Grades For Poor Service

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Fresh Starts: Tales Of Renewal For A New Year

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Yum and Yuck: The Psychology Of What We Eat...And What We Spit Out

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How Can Schools Better Persuade Students To Show Up For Class?

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Social Stigma Is One Reason The Opioid Crisis Is Hard To Confront

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