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Personality and Social Psychology’s Hidden Gender Gap

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By Adam Brown

Do you think that there are more women receiving degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) than men? Moreover, if the numbers were equal, do you think that men and women would achieve the same levels of scholarly participation and success in STEM fields? Now, consider the same two questions, but this time for the field of personality and social psychology rather than STEM.

Self & Identity News

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By Shira Gabriel

Self & Identity, the flagship journal of the International Society for Self and Identity, has published innovative research on an abundance of topics related to the self for over a decade. The journal has been steered by the extremely capable hands of Mark Leary, Carolyn Morf, Mark Alicke, and Rick Hoyle.  Shira Gabriel has just begun a term as editor along with associate editors Ken DeMarree, Cami Johnson, Mark Seery, Ericka Slotter, and Virgil Zeigler-Hill. 

An introduction to Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology: The Why and How of peer-reviewed preregistration

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Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology (CRSP) is our field's first preregistration-only journal. We have now been accepting submissions for just about a year, making this a good time to reflect on how the preregistration process has been going.

Are We Too Optimistic About Optimism?

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By Elizabeth R. Tenney, Jennifer M. Logg, and Don A. Moore

Volkswagen of Moral Psychology

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By Jonathan Haidt, Jesse Graham, and Peter Ditto

One of us bought a Volkswagen Turbo Diesel Sportwagen on August 24. The car seemed too good to be true, offering three features that are usually incompatible: great performance, great gas mileage, and low tailpipe emissions. A few weeks later, he learned that the impressive specs described to him in the showroom were not correct. Volkswagen diesel engines change their behavior radically when they undergo emissions testing.

Judging Political Hearts and Minds

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By: James Cornwell