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Mind The Gap: Overestimating Income Inequality

Mind The Gap: Overestimating Income Inequality

I’m thrilled to be breaking my dissertation-imposed “mini-hiatus” this week with a series of guest posts over at the BPS Research Digest, where I’ve been asked to take over guest hosting duties for the week and write a few pieces on some recent awesome Social Psych research...

April 28, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum
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
Fear and Love on a Shaky Bridge

Fear and Love on a Shaky Bridge

Imagine being in the jungle, thousands of miles from civilization Thus opened the promo two years ago forLove In The Wild, the extreme dating experiment on NBC that sent its contestants on first dates that were jam packed with shaky bridges, crocodile attacks, and bungee jumping...

February 14, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Sex and the Married Neurotic

Sex and the Married Neurotic

There are few things in this world that I truly loathe. One of those things is the showEverybody Loves Raymond. Why, you might ask? First of all, its actually quite hard to really love Raymond...

February 14, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Love, Hate...What's the Difference?

In honor of Valentines Day, Id like to take a quick look at one of the most fundamental human emotions hate. Wait, that doesnt seem right.

February 14, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Practical Tips for your 2014 Goals

Practical Tips for your 2014 Goals

It’s the 3rd day of 2014. Have you gotten started on your resolutions yet? We’ve already discussed how to set good resolutions, and why telling Facebook about them might not be wise (unless you are thinking of this act in a very specific kind of way)...

January 3, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Should you tell Facebook about your resolutions?

Should you tell Facebook about your resolutions?

Now that you’ve set your difficult, specific, and attainable resolutions for 2014, should you tell people about your plans? Before you update your Facebook status proclaiming your intention to lose 15 pounds, run a marathon, or publish 20 papers, you should think about your reasons for broadcasting your plans to the world...

December 30, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Set SMART resolutions in 2014!

Set SMART resolutions in 2014!

As we approach the beginning of a new year, many people will be heading into 2014 with a long list of resolutions that they intend to tackle.

December 26, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

The Psychology of Giving Thanks

As we all sit down tonight to feast on turkey and pumpkin pie, many of us will be going around the table giving thanks for our everyday sources of gratitude, like friendships, relationships, and good health...

November 28, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

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