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Where other people are looking can influence our own way of seeing the world, new research at the UNSW School of Psychology has found.

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Just like crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, the path to good decision-making needs to be followed one careful step at a time, writes Ben Newell.

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Old-fashioned good manners and a simple thank you are among the best ways to establish new relationships, UNSW research shows.

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Studies have shown that thinking about "smart" words can make you perform more intelligently in subsequent tasks, and vice versa. But it's a contentious area of research, writes Ben Newell.