Category Archives: Human Behaviour

This boomer-millennial war

“One problem specific to youth now compared to the past is that not only are they in the process of trying to save up for a deposit, they are doing so at a time where rent is more expensive now than it once was.” Continue reading

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The Double Standard in US Politics

“Imagine if she had later been quoted by a member of her staff as saying “laziness is a trait in blacks” and had retweeted white supremacists, including one honoring the American Nazi Party.” Continue reading

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Indian Government Push Rural Women to Work in Cities

“incredibly, garments worn in the West are still made by humans — nearly all of them women, working exhausting hours, with few legal protections and little chance of advancement, for some of the lowest wages in the global supply chain.” Continue reading

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The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters.

“The top 1 percent in income among American men live 15 years longer than the poorest 1 percent; for women, the gap is 10 years. These rich Americans have gained three years of longevity just in this century. They live longer almost without regard to where they live. Poor Americans had very little gain as a whole, with big differences among different places.” Continue reading

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Study Claiming Religious Kids Are Less Altruistic is Flawed

“Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds: Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’” Continue reading

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No booze, no sex, no fun – What’s up with millennials?

“Risky behaviours are in decline: in this country, along with a drop in sexual activity, binge drinking, cigarette smoking and marijuana use halved in secondary school students in the five years from 2007 to 2012.” Continue reading

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Smoking rates at ‘all-time lows’ as number of daily smokers almost halves over 20 years

“Regular smoking rates have continued to come down under the past three years, so we’ve found that … the daily smoking rate is down to an all-time low of [under] 13 per cent. That’s one of the lowest smoking rates in the world.” Continue reading

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A comprehensive guide to cognitive biases — Quartz

“Four problems that biases help us address: Information overload, lack of meaning, the need to act fast, and how to know what needs to be remembered for later.” Continue reading

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Risks of Harm from Spanking Confirmed by Analysis of Five Decades of Research

“The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research” Continue reading

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Are Video Games Making Kids Dumb? [Infographic]

“After surveying 12,004 students across 772 schools [in Australia] it was discovered that students who spent significant time online playing video games scored higher in math, reading and science” Continue reading

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