An international team of scientists has studied the causes of religious conflict using a modeling system based on cognitive psychology.
Are we dehumanizing people who are part of our out-groups today? Humans are tribal creatures, and we tend to view our in-groups more favorably. But research has shown that some people can see out-group members as less-than-human.
The experience of nostalgia, which feels good, doesn’t always lead to making good decisions. So, how does nostalgia permeate the brain? And what exactly does it do our decision-making?