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Awe brings out the best in us

The sense of something greater than the self encourages cooperative behavior.

Stereotypes persist that class, privilege determine intellect, success

Despite egalitarian efforts to downplay class as a forecaster for intelligence and achievement, many people still believe their destiny is tied to their station in life.

Altering brain chemistry makes us more sensitive to inequality

What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate and more likely to help someone less fortunate? That's not so far-fetched.

Think your morals are unshakeable? Think again

Moral decisions can be swayed by tracking one's eye movements.
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Making the most of life

Feeling blue? Anxious? Fatigued? Roger Walsh offers ‘Eight Ways to Wellbeing.’

Creating love in the lab: The 36 questions that spark intimacy

After falling in love as UC Berkeley graduate students, Arthur and Elaine Aron have studied love for nearly 50 years.
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Add nature, art and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories

Taking in such spine-tingling wonders as the Grand Canyon, Sistine Chapel ceiling or Schubert’s “Ave Maria” may give a boost to the body’s defense system.

Helicopter parenting better for pets than for kids, study suggests

Overprotectiveness is an advantage when rearing dogs and cats, according to study from UC Berkeley and California State University, East Bay.

Is it lonelier at the bottom or at the top?

Psychologist links human quest for power, influence and a foothold in the social hierarchy to mental health.
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Research you've got to talk about

Academic studies from the University of California were among the most talked about research in online and popular media.