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How to Apply a Scientific Mindset to Your Everyday Life

The scientific mindset is a great way to better understand the world and how to adapt to it. This mindset is not only useful in colleges and laboratories, but I believe we can also apply it to our everyday lives. By learning to be a more scientific thinker, we always respect the facts, question our […]

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5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Playing Video Games

Video games can often be a subject of controversy in psychology. One of the biggest criticisms against video games is the idea that they can desensitize people (especially children) to violence, and thus lead to more aggressive and antisocial behavior in the real world. For example, in one recent study it was shown that playing […]

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5 Scientific Reasons You Should Believe in Free Will

One of the most popular philosophical debates is the question of “free will” vs. “determinism.” Free will is the belief that you have free choice over your actions, while determinism is the belief that your actions are influenced by your biology and environment. As with most philosophical questions, I find the answer to be somewhere […]

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Why Meaningful Happiness is Better Than Pleasurable Happiness

What does happiness mean to you? Often times people think of happiness in two different ways. The common view of happiness is hedonic well-being – which is the belief that happiness is based on the amount of joyful and pleasurable experiences you have. This is the kind of happiness you get from eating a delicious […]

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Imagining Positive Conversations Can Improve Cooperation

A positive conversation is any verbal interaction where individuals are considering each others’ perspective, values, and interests. These types of interactions are key toward building healthy relationships and resolving social conflicts. There is a robust finding that conversation is one of the biggest factors in improving cooperation, our ability to solve social problems in a […]

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