Illusory correlation, group size and memory

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This study shows that if people hear more positive statements about a group, they tend to like them more and if they hear more negative statements, they tend to like them less regardless of any basis for that judgment.  In other words, just bashing “liberals,” “conservatives,” or any other group enough will tend to make us like them less regardless …

Your memory is tricking you

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I have been looking into so-called “photographic memory” and finding it quite interesting. There are some people that can remember the date they watched a television show (very few, 11 so far). However, experiments have shown now that they are just as susceptible to false memories as anyone else. If someone tells you that they can remember a page in …