Psychology

The Real Source of Heroic Behavior

We tend to think of heroes as larger-than-life figures who accomplish physical feats, such as the man who pulled two women trapped in a car from the Colorado floods, or the  policeman who rescued a woman and her two children from the mall under fire in Nairobi. And those rescuers are indeed heroic, but we should also be thinking about …

Need to Remember Something? Make It Rhyme

Medical students have long used rhymes and songs to help them master vast quantities of information, and we’ve just gotten fresh evidence of how effective this strategy can be. A young British doctor, Tapas Mukherjee of Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, was distressed by a survey showing that 55% of nurses and doctors at Glenfield were …

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