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Research Dispels Popular Claims Linking Power Poses to Powers of Persuasion

Research Dispels Popular Claims Linking Power Poses to Powers of Persuasion

By Tom McLaughlin Strike a pose like Wonder Woman or Spider-Man – and the powers of persuasion are yours! Well, not so fast, according to a new study by Rutgers University–Camden researchers. Throwing cold water on popular claims, the study, titled “Power vs. Persuasion: Can open body postures embody openness to persuasion?,” found that adopting […]

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A Family Recipe: Researcher Digs Into Uniqueness of Thanksgiving Meal

A Family Recipe: Researcher Digs Into Uniqueness of Thanksgiving Meal

By Tom McLaughlin While many holidays are associated with certain foods – think Feast of the Seven Fishes for Italians on Christmas Eve or corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day – more than any other holiday, Thanksgiving is centered, both literally and figuratively, around the meal itself. “Thanksgiving can be said to be […]

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Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt: Groundhog Day Serves Psychological Purpose, says Researcher

Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt: Groundhog Day Serves Psychological Purpose, says Researcher

With bitter cold gripping the U.S., Americans everywhere will be watching with bated – and frozen – breath to see if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2. According to folklore, if he does, the groundhog will retreat back into his burrow and winter will continue for another six weeks. If he doesn’t, then […]

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