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Why urban legends are more powerful than ever Society

Why urban legends are more powerful than ever

May 22 2017

By Neil Dagnall, Reader in Applied Cognitive Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Ken Drinkwater, Lecturer and Researcher in Cognitive and Parapsychology, Manchester Metropolitan University

Viral hoaxes are a way for us to make sense of the turbulent world and manage threat in a safe environment

The psychology behind why clowns creep us out Society

The psychology behind why clowns creep us out

May 5 2017

By Frank T. McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, Knox College

There are psychological reasons why we are scared of clowns and find them creepy.

Self-esteem among narcissists is ‘puffed up, but shaky’ Health

Self-esteem among narcissists is ‘puffed up, but shaky’

May 5 2017

By Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne

Narcissism has two faces, neither of them attractive. Narcissists have an inflated sense of self-worth, seeing themselves as superior beings who are entitled to special treatment. But that sense of self worth is easily undermined

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