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Conspiracies abound in society and can have real world impacts when it leads some people to act, whether that means becoming more engaged politically, or less engaged.  Previous research linking conspiracy beliefs and political actions provide mixed results.
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Social media has transformed the way we share science and interact with other professionals in our field.
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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has endured for more than 70 years. Despite repeated attempts at peacemaking, only limited concessions have been made. Many Israelis and Palestinians resist interventions for reconciliation.
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People and pop psychologists alike love a good self-help book. The idea that you can take control of your life, changing things about yourself, your personality, or your emotions, is very appealing and often referred to as having a “growth mindset.”
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As researchers across many areas and universities focus more on individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning or queer (LGBTQ) community, they are also studying individual identities within this diverse community.
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A study of attitudes towards sexual minorities in 23 countries show more negative views towards gay men than lesbian women, but culture creates some variation on who holds the negative attitudes.