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What Sentence Would You Give?: Watch for the Anchoring Bias
We’ve all heard of cases where two people receive very different sentences for committing identical crimes. One hidden bias that can influence these kinds of decisions is the Anchoring Effect.
Foreigners in their own country: Asians in America
Ms. King and Ms. Kang are both native-born American citizens. The answer to the question "Are they both American?" may seem obvious to you... but your brain might disagree. Watch our video to learn about an implicit bias we carry that “American = White” and what this means for Asians in America today.
4 Ways to Manage Stress: An Interview with Katie McLaughlin
One powerful way to turn the stress response into an advantage is to reappraise it. What are other ways to manage stress? OHM interviews stress expert Professor Katie McLaughlin.
Make Stress Work for You: Cognitive Reappraisal
Negative stress is bad for us. But the science suggests that when reframed, the stress response actually helps us perform better. Learn about the science of cognitive reappraisal, featuring Professor Katie McLaughlin.
When seeing shouldn’t be believing: Illusions at work
A common expression tells us that “seeing is believing”. But sometimes there are illusions at work, whether we’re looking at checkerboards, human faces, or resumes. Luckily, there are ways we can debunk them.
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
An introduction by Mahzarin Banaji. 400 years ago, we began to explore the universe with simple tools, and it challenged our beliefs about our place in the universe. Are investigations of the universe inside our minds any different?