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The Costs of Code-switching

Research suggests that code-switching often occurs in spaces where negative stereotypes of black people run counter to what are considered “appropriate” behaviors and norms for a specific environment.

- COURTNEY L. MCCLUNEY, KATHRINA ROBOTHAM, SERENITY LEE, RICHARD SMITH, and MYLES DURKEE

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Tags: Psychology; Myles Durkee

How witnessing acts of kindness benefit our brains

The reward of watching someone being kind feels good, making us more likely to do something similar, and the person who initiated the kind act “serves as a model for what we could do,” said Professor Oscar Ybarra.

- Melissa Pandika, Mic

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Tags: Psychology; Oscar Ybarra

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