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How do genes influence our behavior?

Behavioural geneticists have shown that individual differences are partly driven by variation in DNA. Important discussions about this work include the innovation in methods, whether it possible and wise to use these findings in everyday life, and the ethical boundaries when applying these findings. We review these questions in this post.

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Welcome to hotel California! You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave…

Some supervisors are wonderful, others can turn your working life into hell. Why do some employees put up with this? A recent model may provide the answer.

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The Magic Healing Powers of Rapid Eye Movement Sleep

Emotional memories of uncomfortable, sad or irritating events tend to affect us less and less as time passes. Recent research suggests this may be due to the emotional reprocessing of these memories during REM sleep, which strips them of their emotional salience and enables us to navigate everyday life.

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Why is there no revolution?

Why do people accept inequality, and sometimes even support policies that perpetuate inequality? In this post, Isabella Lanza Turner explores the issue from the perspective of System Justification Theory.

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Autonomy and Developmental Trajectories of Transgender Adolescents

Gender identity is a crucial process in developmental trajectories. In the case of transgender adolescents, they may face regular discrimination and limitations. Taking the perspective of Personality Psychology gives way for new arguments in favor of granting adolescents more autonomy to decide about their own identity pathways.

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In algorithms we trust: The illusion of objectivity and the dangerous reality of implicit bias

We rely on algorithms all the time, and assume that the underlying systems that inform the results they give are objective. But are they?

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Why is there no revolution?

Why do people accept inequality, and sometimes even support policies that perpetuate inequality? In this post, Isabella Lanza Turner explores the issue from the perspective of System Justification Theory.

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Autonomy and Developmental Trajectories of Transgender Adolescents

Gender identity is a crucial process in developmental trajectories. In the case of transgender adolescents, they may face regular discrimination and limitations. Taking the perspective of Personality Psychology gives way for new arguments in favor of granting adolescents more autonomy to decide about their own identity pathways.

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In algorithms we trust: The illusion of objectivity and the dangerous reality of implicit bias

We rely on algorithms all the time, and assume that the underlying systems that inform the results they give are objective. But are they?

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How Do Children Experience the Pandemic?

The Corona pandemic is affecting all of us, however, children may be affected the most. This article deals with what they are struggling with, how they are coping, and what we can do to help them go through this extremely challenging time.

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