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The Pygmalion Effect
Expectations can be powerful. Even if they're never said out loud, the beliefs we carry in our minds can become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Most of us believe we can control what pieces of information influence our decisions. But when it comes down to it, can we? The Stroop Test suggests: No. Try it for yourself.
Who Are We Helping?
Humans help each other all the time. So what’s wrong with helping?
About Face: How First Impressions Fool Us
Our faces broadcast information about us: whether we’re smart, warm, trustworthy, and more. How do these signals influence decision-making – and are they accurate?
The Universe Inside Your Mind