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Strangers influence our dating preferences

Many people like to think they have discriminating tastes when it comes to romantic interests. An Indiana University study, however, found that men and women are greatly influenced not only by what their friends think of ...

dateJun 07, 2010 in Social Sciences
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A Serious Question: Why Do We Laugh?

( -- Not surprisingly, Robert Lynch begins his research paper "It's Funny Because We Think It's True: Laughter is Augmented by Implicit Preferences" with a joke. Not his joke, but one taken from a toast Homer ...

dateOct 14, 2009 in Social Sciences
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