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Fake Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Costs Real Money

Fake Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Costs Real Money

As a diagnosis, Posttraumatic stress disorder ( PTSD) rests entirely on what people report about their symptoms. Thus, many people, such as Robert, Lisa, and even a Senator, who strive for compensation money or other benefits, falsely report suffering from it. While lying about the PTSD might be easy, detecting those who fabricate PTSD is a real challenge.

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The dish on gossip: Its origins, functions, and bad reputation

The dish on gossip: Its origins, functions, and bad reputation

Gossip is ubiquitous – chances are that you have shared, heard, or been the topic of gossip today. Why do we love to talk about other people? Is gossiping part of our human nature? Are there benefits of gossip, to either the individual or to society? In this article I will review what researchers have learned about the nature of ... / more

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