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God’s Situational Effects

Posted on January 8, 2012

This is the fourth in our series of posts intended to help our readers with their New Year’s resolutions.  From USA Today, here is a brief description of research recently co-authored by Kristin Laurin and Situationist Contributors Aaron Kay and Gráinne Fitzsimons .   God references slipped into tests decreased student’s belief that they controlled their own destiny, […]

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Posted in Abstracts, Life, Morality, Situationist Contributors, Social Psychology | 1 Comment »

The Situation of Good Habits

Posted on January 6, 2012

This is the third in our series of posts intended to help our readers with their New Year’s resolutions.  From The Sun Herald, here is a brief description of recent research on the benefits of retraining your brain. What does it really take to change a habit? It may have less to do with willpower […]

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Posted in Choice Myth, Environment, Life, Situationist Contributors | 1 Comment »

Want To Lose Weight?: Consider the Situational Values of Values

Posted on January 3, 2012

The outstanding Wray Herbert has a terrific piece on The Huffington Post about research done by Situationist Contributor, Geoffrey Cohen. Dieting and weight control are really pretty simple. We gain weight and have trouble losing it because we eat too much and move too little. If we can switch that around, most of us should […]

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Posted in Life, Positive Psychology, Situationist Contributors | 4 Comments »

 
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