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Social Psychology

Managing the Terror of Death

We go about life keeping the possibility of death in the back of our heads. We drive somewhere with the assumption that we will definitely make it to the destination. We don’t really think that this car ride could really be the last one. We don’t consider the possibility of losing our lives in a […]

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Social Psychology

The Halo Effect: The Influence of Celebrities

As I was scrolling down my Facebook timeline, I came across an article with the title “Kylie Jenner is now vegan and sharing all her diet changes on Snapchat.” I thought to myself, who cares?  But then I saw all the engagement on the post, I found it pretty intriguing. She’s famous for her makeup […]

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Social Psychology

The Just-World Belief System

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? Do you believe you reap what you sow? Or maybe, what goes around comes around? Such figures of speech, that suggest inevitable retaliation, are part of a just-world belief system. Those who have been raised in a religious context, or are aware of it, understand that […]