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Fooling Ourselves: The Everyday role of Ritual

April Fools’ Day is not unique to Western cultures. People all over the world and all throughout history have celebrated the coming of Spring with festivals of deception and lightheartedness.

March 31, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
A match meant to be? Social media and sports

A match meant to be? Social media and sports

In 2010 one of the questions sports organizations were wrestling with was whether they should allow their players to tweet. That question is far from defined, but it’s becoming clear that social media has an important role to play within the sport community.

September 29, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa
Blind athletes provide clues about the nature of our emotions.

Blind athletes provide clues about the nature of our emotions.

One of the most important ways that we learn how to interact with the world around us is through observational learning. By watching how our friends and family members behave, we learn at a very young age how to do things like turn on a lightbulb, open a door, or play with a doll, without [...]

February 17, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Superbowl Psychology: 4 Ways Youand Your FriendsWill React to the Big Game

Superbowl Psychology: 4 Ways Youand Your FriendsWill React to the Big Game

Though you may not know it, when you watch the Super Bowl on Sundayespecially if you actually watch the game and not just the commercials you’ll likely be engaging in a lot of what psychological scientists call counterfactual thinking: thoughts about “what might have been,” “at least,” and “if only.” Research on counterfactual thought explains [...]

January 31, 2014 — Amy Summerville