Invisibilia

Invisibilia

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Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts.

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When you take on the trappings of something – just step into a role – can it change you more deeply, from the Outside In?

Usually when someone is hostile to us, we are hostile right back. The psychological term is "complementarity."

Are you rich? Well married? Successful? You may think the answer has to do with your objective situation.

Americans love solutions, to political conflicts, social ills, clogged drains. But are there ever problems we shouldn't try to solve?

Most of us believe our personalities, and those of our loved ones, are predictable and constant over time. But what if they aren't?

Social and emotional norms determine so much of our behavior: how we dress, talk, eat, and even what we feel. So, can deeply entrenched emotional norms be changed?

Are computers changing our character? Is our closeness with computers changing us as a species? Alix and Lulu look at the ways technology affects us.

How categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. We need them. We want them....

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