Is knowing harder than dieting?

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Oh no! More suggestion, in an article I’m reading, that gaining reliable knowledge from the media might be even harder than sticking to a diet! Just as we’re assaulted with tempting displays of candy and chocolate as we head for the supermarket check-out, we’re faced with screaming headlines, awful photos, and our own fear and excitement […]

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The psychology of celebrity 4: fact and fiction

In the final post in this short series on the psychology of celebrity, Dr Jane McGee looks at whether fictional characters can truly be celebrities, and concludes that celebrity is nothing without its audience. Psychologists also debate whether fictional characters such as  Harry Potter, Mickey Mouse or Pepper Pig can ever be considered celebrities since […]

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