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Monthly Archive June, 2010

Oxytocin and defensiveness

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HORMONE LINKED TO IN-GROUP GOODNESS, OUT-GROUP BADNESS Who doesn’t like oxytocin?¬†Who could dislike any substance referred to as a cuddle chemical? The answer may be you, if you are not in with the crowd feeling the effects of the hormone. Carsten de Dreu and a super-long list of co-authors (listed below), have administered oxytocin to […]

What’s your planner score?

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QUIZ YOUR LOVED ONES ABOUT THEIR PROPENSITY TO PLAN John Lynch, Richard Netemeyer, Stephen Spiller, Alessandra Zammit have recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research this article on the propensity to plan and financial well being ABSTRACT Planning has pronounced effects on consumer behavior and intertemporal choice. We develop a six-item scale measuring individual […]

I can read minds, you know

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GUESSING WHAT PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT BASED ON BRAIN ACTIVATION You know how in cheesy 80s movies and TV shows there will be a romantic scene, like two young people on a date, and the guy will say something like “I can read minds, you know” and the girl will say “Ok” and scrunch up […]

Baseball, basketball, and (not) getting better as time marches on

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PROS ARE NOT GETTING BETTER AT FREE THROWS Rick Larrick recently told Decision Science News that baseball players have been getting better over the years in a couple ways. First, home runs and strikeouts have increased. The careless or clueless reader might note that this is curious, for from the batter’s perspective home runs are […]