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In the television show “The Good Place,” a dead philosopher named Chidi tries to make his fellow citizens into better people by exposing them to the concerns of moral philosophers. This involves the “trolley dilemma.” And it illustrates the...

People Who Apologize Frequently are Seen As More Warm and Sincere

Everyone is familiar with someone who constantly apologizes (maybe you are one).  This is the opening sentence of an intriguing new study by Karina Schumann and colleagues published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, that investigates how people...

Why Success is Fueled by Self-Compassion Rather Than Self-Esteem

Remember the last time you failed or made a crucial error. Do you still feel embarrassed and chastise yourself for being so foolish or self-centered? Do you frequently feel isolated in that mistake, as if you were the only one who made a mistake? Or do you try to...

Who are Better Leaders—Extroverts or Introverts?

Organizations, pop culture and the media are dominated by extroverts. We tend to reward extroverts who enjoy human interactions and tend to be enthusiastic, talkative, assertive, and gregarious. Extroverts are energized and thrive off being around other people. They...

Are Rich People Lonely and Unhappy?–Research

Does happiness have a price? There is no better-researched or more potent component of happiness than social connections, therefore one way to investigate this issue is to ask whether money may be used to purchase those components. There is no simple solution, even...

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