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Perfectionism Is Increasing Over Time

Almost 30 years ago, the American Psychological Association started a research to check if perfectionism is increasing over time. 40,000 students took part in their long survey. Recently, the researchers have published the results:...

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Why The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Science in general and sociology in particular can be somewhat ambiguous: even the most “obvious” statement needs verification. Let’s take an example. Sociologist Samuel Stauffer conducted a series of large-scale surveys of American soldiers...

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Most Adults Know About 42,000 Words

Researches at the Ghent University in Belgium have developed a test to estimate people’s vocabulary stock. The test includes a list of 62,000 words in English. It’s really simple: you see a word on...