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Episode 151 – “The Encounter”

Even under the best of circumstances, people are remarkable resistant to revising their beliefs when faced with new evidence. Harman (1984) reports that subjects who were given information about the results of studies of their aptitude for science and music, … Continue reading

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Episode 125 – “The Last Night of a Jockey”

Most of us have had the experience of being misunderstood by others. Sometimes these misunderstandings are small. For example, a host may choose to serve you a vegetarian meal, mistaking you for a vegetarian, when you were really hoping for … Continue reading

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Episode 87 – “A Piano in the House”

A birthday party is a gathering of friends and relatives of the birthday boy, or girl, man, or, in this case, woman. Mr. Fitzgerald Fortune, a theater critic, has invited friends and colleagues from the world of the theater to … Continue reading

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