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Using variations of the “trolley-dilemma” where people choose who to save or not save others in a hypothetical situation, social psychologists show that for certain groups, under certain conditions in a hypothetical scenario, having an anglicized name means you’re more likely to be saved than
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Washington, DC - People with sadistic personality traits tend to be aggressive, but only enjoy their aggressive acts if it harms their victims.
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From online forums to community groups, research and experience shows people are more willing to insult and use menacing language online than in person, especially when there’s the protection of anonymity behind a computer.
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Comparing the spending habits and personality traits of over 2100 people over the Christmas season, personality psychology researchers found significant relationships between spending amounts over the holiday season and specific personality traits.
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Students who are focused on long term goals maximize their college experience by engaging in “strategic indulgence,” according to new research being published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
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Lausanne, Switzerland - In a series of studies, social psychologists show that educational tracking – grouping students based on their achievement levels - encourages evaluators to artificially create social class inequalities.

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