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Should you trust your first impression? - Peter Mende-Siedlecki

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You can’t help it; sometimes, you just get a bad feeling about someone that’s hard to shake. So, what's happening in your brain when you make that critical (and often lasting) first judgment? Peter Mende-Siedlecki shares the social psychology of first impressions -- and why they may indicate that, deep down, people are basically good.

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  • Educator Peter Mende-Siedlecki
  • Director Hector Herrera
  • Producer Pazit Cahlon
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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