Mindset & Insights

The Key Psychological Factor Behind Prejudice and Discrimination

Ever wonder where racism, oppression, war, slavery, or any other atrocity related to prejudice and discrimination comes from? Volumes have been written on the complexities and history of these practices and their societal impact, but the underlying cause remains the same — it’s what psychologists call ingroup-outgroup bias. Ingroup-outgroup bias is the phenomenon where we show …

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An Open Letter to Anyone Struggling to Get Healthier

Before I became a psychologist, I worked with a director of a multi-million-dollar recreation center. His day was packed with back-to-back meetings, but every day, he worked out for an hour during his lunch break. Business associates would frequently ask him to cancel or reschedule his workout to fit in another business meeting “because it’s important.” …

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