But Why?

Why Would Someone Do That? Here, psych experts decipher the reasons behind the most puzzling human behavior mysteries.

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Why Do Some People Refuse to Wear a Face Mask in Public?

Not wearing a face mask invites public shaming, not to mention boosts your risk of COVID-19. So what keeps some of us from putting one on?
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Why Are Some People Still Refusing to Practice Social Distancing?

What's going on with people who just won't stay home and self-isolate—and are even attending coronavirus protests to show their opposition to social distancing?
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People Are Coughing on Food and Pretending to Have Coronavirus—Why Would Someone Do That?

Incidents of people coughing, spitting, and licking things in public while claiming to have COVID-19 keep hitting the news cycle. We asked psych experts to break down the MO behind these threats.
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Why Do People Cheat? A Sex Therapist Has Some Fascinating Insight

Been cheated on? Turns out it really might be about them, not you. Health's new column, "Why Would Someone Do That?" explains.
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