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Economic status cues from clothes affect perceived competence from faces

People living in poverty face a persistent disrespect by the rest of society.

4 hours ago Nature Human Behaviour

Different learning strategies used during Pavlovian conditioning

This study is the first to demonstrate the distinct behavioral and neural profiles of learning in sign-trackers, who primarily use value-based learning strategies, and goal-trackers, who rely on uncertainty-based learning.

6 Dec 2019 Nature Human Behaviour

Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?

Researchers now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541-750 CE.

2 Dec 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

lack of tolerance, institutional confidence threaten democracies

Consistently, openness to diversity was a precursor to democracies.

2 Dec 2019 Nature Human Behavior

UBC ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware

The move is part of UBC’s Zero Waste Food Ware Strategy aimed at keeping as many single-use coffee cups, plastic straws, bags and cutlery out of landfills and the environment as possible.

29 Nov 2019 Zero Waste Food Ware Strategy

Inbreeding and population/demographic shifts could have led to Neanderthal extinction

Neanderthal extinction could have occurred without environmental pressure or competition with modern humans.

27 Nov 2019 PLOS ONE

Making the case for qualitative data

How using qualitative data could address socio-environmental problems.

26 Nov 2019 Nature Sustainability

Hubris behind corporate unethical behaviour

When high-performing companies and individuals behave unethically it is because past successes make them arrogant or cut corners to maintain strong performance.

23 Nov 2019 Journal of Operations Management

Music is universal

Study establishes how some songs sound 'right' in different social contexts, all over the world.

21 Nov 2019 Science

Some hyper-realistic masks more believable than human faces, study suggests

Some silicone masks are now so realistic they can easily be mistaken for real faces, new research suggests.

21 Nov 2019 Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications

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