"I Want To Be Like You": The Importance of Imitation

Imitation is often thought of as a low-level, cognitively undemanding, even childish form of behavior.  However, recent work across a variety of sciences argues that imitation is actually a rare ability, fundamentally linked to human forms of intelligence, such as language, culture, and the ability to understand the minds of others.  Much has been written […]

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Happiness: What's On YOUR List?

In a study conducted by Diener and Fujita (1995), the availability of “material” resources was 9 times less important to happiness than was the availability of “personal” resources such as family and friends. Imagine for a moment that today was your last day on Earth.  Now, make a list of all the things that you […]

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