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The Pro-Truth Pledge prompts truthful behavior, according to psychology studies

  Traditionally,  identifying truth in politics comes from mainstream media and its fact checking. A recent Gallup poll, however, showed that only 29 percent of...

When Should You Go With Your Gut in Business Relationships?

Caption: Business professional holding stomach (HansMartinPaul/Pixabay) Let’s say you’re interviewing a new applicant for a job and you feel something is off. She says all...

(Dis)Trust in Science: What Can We Do About the Scourge of Misinformation?

Caption: Woman looking at homeopathic medicine (Wikimedia Commons) At least 10 US children died and over 400 were sickened after taking homeopathic teething medicine laced...

When Truth Isn’t Truth

Caption: Photo of Rudy Giuliani (Courtesy of Gage Skidmore)   “Truth isn’t truth” according to Rudy Giuliani, a statement he made on August 19th on NBC’s...
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Does the Starbucks Anti-Bias Training Go Against Human Nature?

                  Caption: Photo of Starbucks coffee store sign (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)   On May 29, over 8,000 Starbucks stores across the US closed their doors for...

How to Avoid Business Disasters with Behavioral Science

  Caption: Sad business woman (pxhere)   Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal led to a massive fall in the Facebook’s stock price, governments around the world...

How To Win Arguments Through Collaborative Truth-Seeking

  Caption: Couples in argument Pointing fingers at each other (Kick Ads/Used with Permission)   We frequently use debates to resolve different opinions about the truth. However,...
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Winning At Life…By Not Losing

Caption: photo of woman playing tennis (Skeeze/Pixabay)   by Peter Livingstone   After hearing several references to a 1973 book called Extraordinary Tennis for the Ordinary Player by...

We Need to Address the Danger from Trump’s Fake News Awards

Donald Trump’s “Fake News Awards” for what he calls “the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media” have drawn mockery. However, behavioral science...
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An Incredible Gift to Corporations

President Donald Trump called the recently-passed tax bill “an incredible Christmas gift” for middle-class Americans. In reality, the tax bill takes money from the...