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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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Self-Affirmations Work by Broadening Perspective on the Self

January 5, 2015
-- Researcher Clayton Critcher discusses how self-affirmations can reduce defensiveness. According to Critcher, an important aspect of affirmations is that participants are broadening their sense of self so as not to have their sense of self dominated by a threat. Read more on SPSP's blog, Character & Context.

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The Psychology of Gift-Giving and Receiving

December 23, 2014
-- Researchers are exploring various aspects of gift-giving and receiving, such as how givers choose gifts, how gifts are used by recipients, and how gifts impact the relationship between givers and receivers. The symposia "The Psychology of Gift Giving and Receiving" will take place during the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention in Long Beach, California.

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How Your Boss’s Ethics Can Hurt Your Career

December 10, 2014
-- Recent research highlights how being associated with unethical supervisors and companies can contaminate your own reputation, damaging your future career prospects. Takuya Sawaoka discusses the latest research on the topic on SPSP's blog, Character & Context.

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