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Some people are inherently pessimistic. Others tend to focus on the positive and maintain a sunny optimism. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Jason Moser digs into the science of this aspect of human nature.

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April 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Antoinette Maniatty examines how a better understanding of metal fatigue can increase safety and profitability in the aviation industry.
April 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Brad Bushman explores the relationship between victory and a competitor’s aggressive behavior. Bushman is a professor of communication and psychology and the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication at Ohio State. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
March 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Saint Michael’s College's William Ellis describes the connection between American rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips and the roots of reggae.
March 29, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Bradley University's Stacey Robertson examines how many of the tactics used by 19th century abolitionists have been adapted and employed by those seeking to eradicate modern forms of slavery.
March 28, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Alma College's David Clark reveals deceptive behavior found in male wolf spiders.

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