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THE REALITIES OF PLAY  Just like kids in hunter-gatherer and herding communities, many children in Western societies prefer play that mimics the things that adults do.

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The research controversy behind power poses is just one example of how replication and new statistical standards are changing the culture of social psychology.

Richard Thaler, University of Chicago

NUDGE MAN  Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago has received the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for research on pitfalls of economic decision making.

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