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Larissa Bersh

The perks of being an invisible gorilla

If you’ve dipped your feet into the waters of psychology — scratch that, if you’ve dipped even a single toe into the waters of any psychologically related discipline — then I’m willing to bet you’ve seen some variation of the invisible gorilla video. The original version of this video begins with a blank screen presenting…

On the paradox of choice, Tinder

Of all the things to learn in an intro psychology class, I didn’t think the connection between a jar of jam and my dislike for Tinder would be one of them. And yet, as I listened with rapt attention from the back row of the PSYCH 1 lecture hall, the pieces began to come together.…

The naked truth: My journey to reclaiming fitness

There I was, standing in front of Stern Field — fully clothed and yet, somehow, entirely naked. It was Admit Weekend, and I’d been wandering Stanford’s campus with the bright eyes and sensory overload that only a ProFro can truly know. I was passing what seemed like my fifth Arrillaga when something caught my eye…
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