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Is the average person more likely to sit near rather than far away from a stranger already sitting in a restaurant when it's otherwise empty?

A few years ago, I had been grocery shopping. On my way out from the mall-like building, I stopped at the empty "mini McDonald's" restaurant they had there, bought some food and sat down at a random ...
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Are we programmed to live together?

In general, the humane tendency is to couple with only one person and to be faithful to one's only partner. So dating someone else is very poorly looked. But there are in some parts of Africa, for ...
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What is this type of graph called?

It is common to represent various attributes on a pair of axes as in the examples below. In general, what is this sort of graph called? It is, perhaps, useful to think in these terms and we can ...
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Is there a study indicating a neurological reward for agreeing with group beliefs?

I know a study in 2011 showed activation on the ventromedial PFC (part of the reward system that lights up when we see something we want, like chocolate) when opinions of others were shown. I'm ...
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How did Shaver (1970) manipulate similarity in the defensive attribution study?

Shaver (1970) had two independent variables, severity of the accident outcome (severity) and similarity of the subjects to the transgressor. Severity was manipulated by giving subjects in different ...
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Childhood sexual abuse effects on psychological development [closed]

How would ones adult life and overall psychological development be affected by sexual abuse around the age of 10 by a stranger? //Edit: I am mostly interested in the ability to recognise, ...
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What are some explanations for the relationship between social and spatial mapping?

Background: A study published last summer in the journal Neuron found that when participants were tasked with finding a new home and job by interacting with characters in a virtual roleplaying game, ...
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Can someone who is never speaking of himself and present himself as very altruistic be egocentric / narcissistic?

I've tried to make some searches on egocentrism and its opposite (Allocentrism). The definitions from Wikipedia are: Egocentrism is the inability to differentiate between self and other. More ...