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Does Thinking About Scarcity Make People More Selfish or Generous?

February 17, 2015
-- On SPSP's blog, Caroline Roux shares her research on the effects of thinking about scarcity. The study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, shows thinking about scarcity can make people feel more generous.

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Lucky Charms: When Are Superstitions Used Most?

February 4, 2015
-- Eric Hamerman at Tulane University and Carey Morewedge at Boston University have determined that people are more likely to turn to superstitions to achieve a performance goal versus a learning goal. Their research is published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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The Social Psychology of Climate Change

January 26, 2015
-- Why do some people believe in climate change and others not? What prevents or motivates people to take action to address climate change? How might we get people to change their mind about climate change and to take action? Kelly Fielding discusses these questions on SPSP's blog, Character & Context.

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What Can Your Online Avatar Say About Your Personality?

January 15, 2015
-- Researchers at York University are looking to understand the potential impressions and their limitations of those we meet in a digital context. In a study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the researchers specifically looked at what personality traits are conveyed by a user's avatar.

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