Tom Jacobs

A veteran journalist who writes for Pacific Standard (@pacificstand), highlighting interesting -- often counterintuitive -- findings in academic research.

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Many Conservatives Only Trust Government When Their Party Is in Power
February, 19 2019
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Teachers' Beliefs About the Nature of Intelligence Affect Minority Students' STEM Grades
February, 18 2019
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Prescription Opioids Are Contributing to More Fatal Auto Accidents
February, 15 2019
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A Rising Economic Tide Lifts All Yachts—and Not Much Else
February, 14 2019
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Microdosing Hallucinogens Has Positive Effects—but Not What You Might Suspect
February, 13 2019
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Middle School Music and Theater Students Get Better Grades
February, 12 2019
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Will Autonomous Vehicles Make Us Better People?
February, 11 2019
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Debunking the Folk Wisdom That You Shouldn't Mix Beer and Wine
February, 8 2019
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White Nationalism Is Driven by a Perceived Loss of Status
February, 7 2019
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The Complex Ethical Codes of Anti-Vaxxers
February, 6 2019
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More Women Began Demanding Long-Acting Contraceptives After Trump Was Elected
February, 5 2019
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Using Terms Like 'Mother Nature' Can Get People to Be More Green
February, 4 2019
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How Metaphor Can Be a Potent Tool in Fostering Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
February, 1 2019
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Considering Your Opponent's Perspective Isn't Likely to Change Your View
January, 31 2019
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Eyeglasses Can Increase a Politician's Appeal
January, 30 2019
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Pop Songs Have Gotten Angrier Over the Decades
January, 29 2019
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The Left and Right Both Distrust Partisan News, According to a New Study
January, 28 2019
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Women Are Still Penalized for Having More Sexual Partners
January, 25 2019
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Medical Marijuana Saves Lives
January, 24 2019
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How Preschoolers Are Absorbing the Biases of Their Elders
January, 24 2019
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Binge-Watching Can Warp Your View of the World
January, 23 2019
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If the BuzzFeed Report Is True, Would It Mean Impeachment for Trump?
January, 21 2019
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Opioid Deaths Follow Where Big Pharma Spends Money on Marketing to Doctors
January, 18 2019
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Household Guns Linked to Youth Suicides
January, 17 2019
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Disney Princesses Have Absurdly Small Waists
January, 16 2019
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Voters Expect Female Politicians to Be Perfect Mothers Too
January, 15 2019
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How to Convince a Conservative That Climate Change Is Real
January, 14 2019
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How Humans Evolved to Love Horror Movies
January, 11 2019
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School Bullying Increased After the 2016 Election in Areas That Supported Trump
January, 10 2019
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Senior Citizens Are Most Likely to Share Fake News on Facebook
January, 9 2019
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Americans Are Becoming Less Racist and Homophobic, According to New Research
January, 7 2019
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Holocaust Survivors Live Longer Lives, Israeli Researchers Find
January, 4 2019
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Fake News Works Because We Yearn to Conform
January, 4 2019
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The Underlying Psychology of Political Radicalism
December, 18 2018
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Attractive People Charge More on Airbnb
December, 14 2018
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How to Increase Trust in the Media
December, 13 2018
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The Benefits of Letting Students Sleep In
December, 12 2018
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Discomfort With Multiculturalism Linked to Despair
December, 11 2018
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We Still Believe That Genius Is Male—and Women's Careers Are Suffering as a Result
December, 10 2018
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Late-Night Tweeting Degrades Your Performance the Next Day
December, 7 2018
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Another Threat to Our Democracy: Narcissism
December, 6 2018
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Being in Nature Makes Your Heart Healthier
December, 5 2018
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Being in Nature Makes Your Heart Healthier
December, 5 2018
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Why Female CEOs Are More Likely to Be Fired
December, 4 2018
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Don't Have a Heart Attack in a Poor Neighborhood
December, 3 2018
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'The Wizard of Oz' Is the Most Influential Movie of All Time
November, 30 2018
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New Research Suggests Government Spending Can Spread Happiness
November, 29 2018
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A Macho Mindset Drives Support for Trump
November, 28 2018
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Superman May Inspire Altruistic Behavior
November, 27 2018
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Why Are Opioid Abuse Rates Higher Among Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals?
November, 21 2018
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Tom Jacobs is a writer who has produced content for psmag.com
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