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Why Facebook is so Hard to Resist

Why is social media such a hard habit to break? Because it makes us feel good, said Michigan State University's Allison Eden, assistant professor in the Department of Communication. She and researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, conducted two studies of frequent and less frequent Facebook users. They found even [...]

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Friendships Start Better With A Smile

Shutter stock If you want to strike up a new relationship, simply smile. It works because people are much more attuned to positive emotions when forming new bonds than they are to negative ones such as anger, contempt or sadness. Don't try to fake it, however, because people can recognize a sincere smile [...]

A 2 week Stanford Psychology Study Was Cut Short after Just 6 Days — Here’s What Went Horribly Wrong 

The Stanford Prison Experiment/IFC Films/YouTube During the summer of 1971, 24 volunteers living near Stanford University were interviewed, selected, and arrested. They’d all responded to a simple newspaper ad calling for male college students whom, it said, would get $US15 a day to participate in a “psychological study of prison life” that summer. [...]

Lessons from The Child Predator Social Experiment In the video, YouTube star Coby Persin sets out to show how easy it is to pick up an underage girl using social media. He makes a fake profile on Facebook, pretending to be a 15-year-old boy. And then with the permission of parents, he friend requests three girls, ages 12, 13 and 14. [...]

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