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Just One Thing Can Make Us Happy

Sounds like a fairy tale doesn’t it? This revelation comes from a 75 year old study conducted by Harvard Grant. Nearly 268 males at the start of the study were selected from a Harvard undergraduate class of 1938 to 40. The study went on for 75 years, collecting various...

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We’re Easily Corrupted By Power

Power blinds us, this is a common adage we hear all the time but how true is that? According to psychologists, it is in human nature to act with disrespect and a sense of entitlement towards those who do not have the same or higher power than you do....

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Deep Conflicting Moral Impulses

Back in 1961, Stanley Milgram from Yale, experimented on whether people would harm others because an authority figure commanded them to do so and what kind of internal moral conflict this produced in the participants. It was Milgram’s intention to find out why many of the Nazi war criminals...

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Delayed Gratification Helps With Success Though It Is Hard

In another Stanford experiment, preschool children were a part of a study that looked at testing the ability to delaying gratification. The experiment revealed some startling theories on self-discipline and willpower. For this particular experiment, researchers would include four-year-olds in a room alone with marshmallow on a plate right...

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We Tend To Ignore What’s Right In Front Of Us

Do you think you know about everything that is happening around you? You will be surprised to learn that you really aren’t aware of much. In a 1998 research conducted by researchers from Kent State University and Harvard jointly, they targeted pedestrians around the college campus to find if...

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The Capacity For Evil Exists Within Us All

Probably the most famous of all experiments in the modern history of psychology is the Stanford prison study back in 1971. This situation put human behavior under a microscope. Led by Philip Zimbardo, a psychologist, a team of researchers and students set up the basement of Stanford Psych building...

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