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Articles labelled ‘science’

  • Happiness and Sadness Spread Just Like Disease

    Brandon Keim reports for Wired magazine — “There may be a literal truth underlying the common-sense intuition that happiness and sadness are contagious. “A new study on the spread of emotions through social networks shows that these feelings circulate in patterns analogous to what’s seen from epidemiological models of disease. “Earlier studies raised the possibility, […]
  • The Willpower Paradox

    Wray Herbert in the Scientific American Mind — “Willingness is a core concept of addiction recovery programs — and a paradoxical one. Twelve-step programs emphasize that addicts cannot will themselves into healthy sobriety — indeed, that ego and self-reliance are often a root cause of their problem. Yet recovering addicts must be willing. That is, […]

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