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Psychological subtleties

Articles that feature devilishly smart psychological ideas and concepts

Roughly once every 22 days, a convicted killer is executed in America’s busiest death house: the Huntsville “Walls” Unit in Texas. He cannot choose his final meal, but he CAN choose his final words...

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Death in Texas: Analyzing the Last Words of 478 Death Row Prisoners

Roughly once every 22 days, a convicted killer is executed in America’s busiest death house: the Huntsville “Walls” Unit in Texas. He cannot choose his final meal, but he CAN choose his final words…

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Apr, 06
Compliments are ubiquitous conversation devices, but did you know that most are totally unoriginal? With insights from psycholinguistics, I shine a light on the anatomy of a compliment...

Your [Noun] Looks So [Adjective]! — The Anatomy of a Compliment and Art of Giving One

Compliments are ubiquitous conversation devices, but did you know that most are totally unoriginal? With insights from psycholinguistics, I shine a light on the anatomy of a compliment…

Jan, 25
When you change something about your appearance, is the sudden feeling of being socially conspicuous really warranted, or is it just a trick of the mind?

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New Hairstyle Syndrome — The Illusion of Sudden Social Conspicuousness

When you change something about your appearance, is the sudden feeling of being socially conspicuous really warranted, or is it just a trick of the mind?

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Nov, 24

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