Category Archives: Social psychology

Human Behavior in the Time of COVID-19: Learning from Psychological Science

A collective crisis heightens sensitivity to social interactions. This is a situation that can have both positive and negative effects as a function of it being a collective crisis. On the positive side, there is a sense that we’re in … Continue reading

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Human Language reveals a Universal Positivity Bias

The most commonly used words of 24 corpora across 10 diverse human languages exhibit a clear positive bias, a big data confirmation of the Pollyanna hypothesis. The study’s findings are based on 5 million individual human scores and pave the … Continue reading

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