25 interesting facts #8

176. Governments in countries that experienced SARS in 2003 were quicker to implement social distancing policies to combat COVID-19 in 2020 (Ru et al. 2021)

177. Political parties that suffer electoral setbacks are more likely to change name (Kim and Solt 2017)

178. People underestimate their compliments’ value to others (Boothby and Bohns 2021)

179. People prefer to experience events at the same time as others (Shaddy et al. 2020)

180. The online role-playing game World of Warcraft experienced a full-blown epidemic in 2005 (Lofgren and Fefferman 2007)

181. Dissertations contain more unsupported hypotheses than journal articles (O’Boyle Jr. et al. 2017)

182. Economists believe markets are more efficient than they are (Page and Siemroth 2020)

183. People overestimate the value of adding members to a team and underestimate coordination costs (Staats et al. 2012)

184. By 1980 in the U.S., the oil industry promoted false information about climate change (Franta 2021)

185. Men are more likely to wear beards in countries with lower health and higher economic disparity (Dixson and Lee 2020)

186. Monozygotic twins differ on average by 5.2 early developmental mutations (Jonsson et al. 2021)

187. Political information presented with humour is easier to remember (Coronel et al. 2021)

188. Nonreplicable publications are cited more than replicable ones (Serra-Garcia and Gneezy 2021)

189. Firms headquartered in more corrupt states in the United States provide higher payouts to their shareholders (Hossain et al. 2021)

190. While not many celebrities run for public office, those who do usually win (Knecht and Rosentrater 2021)

191. Humans organize their social groups in similar ways as their animal neighbours (Barsbai et al. 2021)

192. The Brexit referendum led to a short-term increase in hate crimes (Devine 2020, Piatkowska and Lantz 2021)

193. People are more likely to share information that is consistent with their political orientation (Ekstrom and Lai 2021)

194. Nouns slow down speech across structurally and culturally diverse languages (Seifart et al. 2018)

195. There is no evidence that citizens on the political right are especially likely to endorse false political information (Ryan and Aziz 2021)

196. Approximately one-quarter of bitcoin users were involved in illegal activity in the period from 2009 to 2017 (Foley et al. 2019)

197. People with foreign-sounding names are 10% less likely to get a response on a training session request from amateur football clubs in Europe (Gomez-Gonzalez et al. 2021)

198. While friendship jealousy may be negative to experience, its purpose is to help maintain friendships (Krems et al. 2021)

199. In China, police stations are more likely to be located within walking distance of foreign religious sites (Liu and Chang 2021)

200. Humblebragging is less effective than straightforward bragging (Sezer et al. 2018)

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