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The stronger your sense of social identity, the more you are likely to enjoy the food associated with that identity...Food preferences, like identities, are flexible and can change based on your environment.

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We argue that its time to change the story about the #StanfordPrisonExperiment: New evidence from the Zimbardo archives suggests this is a lesson about identity #leadership rather then passive #conformity.
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New evidence from the Zimbardo archives challenges what you have taught (or been taught) about the Stanford Prison Experiment
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This is what happened when our lab decided to flip the script and to announce our failures during weekly lab meetings, because they are far more common and an important--but often overlooked--part of the process.
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“Ancient psychology and modern technology have created a perfect storm for fake and hyper-partisan news to be perpetuated"

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Our new latest paper suggests that the dlPFC, rather than the vmPFC or amygdala, plays a necessary role in group-based cooperation.
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We have keen mental radar that seeks to learn what groups matter around us and which ones we are members of. And this radar is always on. Even as we sit comfortably in our racial, religious, national, and other identities, our minds are alert to the possibility of new coalitions.
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Lab research found that system justification, more than specific political ideology, was the strongest indicator of variations in the size of the amygdala. Thus, brain structure might help explain what political parties and movements we find appealing.

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Social media incentivizes the extreme: Lab research on social networks and echo chambers was features on Waking Up by Sam Harris this week (around minute 42)
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For the first time ever, we are sharing the slides from our annual lab Year-in-Review! It covers the amazing people who have come and gone, new papers and projects, as well as contributions to open science and public outreach.
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