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Letting History and Evolution and Math Teach Us How to Vote

Sometimes the only consolation I can drag myself towards--lying awake at night as I wonder at the financial and vocational vacuum that is a...
Personality factors are best defense against losing your job to a robot

When your body needs calories, you’re more inclined to help the...

Imagine that you have not eaten anything for the past few hours. It is almost lunch time, and you are getting hungry. You receive...

On the political fringes, feelings of superiority abound

Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others', but their feelings of superiority...

Are women less corrupt?

Women are more likely than men to disapprove of -- and less likely to participate in -- political corruption, but only in countries where...

What you think you know about the 2012 U.S. presidential race...

Republican nominee Mitt Romney didn't lose the 2012 presidential election because he was too conservative. His infamous remark about not feeling responsible for 47...

Re-thinking ethnic favoritism in politics

Conventional wisdom holds that African politics operates on the basis of ethnic favoritism: Politicians in power are assumed to dole out benefits to people...

Political motivation? May all rest in your upper body strength

Men's upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for...

Magical survey shows voters are less partisan than indicated by polls

Traditional opinion polls may severely underestimate the openness for political change among voters, according to research published on 10 April in the open access...

Empathy Doesn’t Extend Across the Political Aisle

When we try to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we usually go all the way, assuming that they feel the same way we...

Republicans and democrats less divided than commonly thought

Republicans and Democrats are less divided in their attitudes than popularly believed, according to new research. It is exactly those perceptions of polarization, however,...

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