Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:08
By Takuya Sawaoka
[This article originally appeared as an Op-Ed on LiveScience here]
Professionals may believe they can maintain an ethical reputation by merely refraining from morally questionable practices: Don’t steal, cheat, or bully others. But this alone is not enough. If a higher-up in your organization is found guilty of unethical behavior, your reputation can become tainted merely because you work at the same place.
Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:01
Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:59
Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:56
By Clayton Critcher
People are remarkably resilient. They bounce back from double faulting to lose a tennis match, lead relatively happy lives despite failing to pass the first round of qualification for Jeopardy, and persist in submitting papers for publication even after being told by a snarky reviewer that it might be time to read an intro social psychology textbook. Such evidence can be found not only from my own life, but also from a large empirical literature that attests to people’s talent at maintaining a sense of adequacy, worth, and esteem.
Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:53
By Kelly Fielding
The European Journal of Social Psychology recently had a special issue on the social psychology of climate change, edited by Kelly Fielding, Matthew Hornsey, and Janet Swim. The issue can be accessedhere.)
Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:50
By Jin Woork Chang, Nazli Turan, and Rosalind Chow
Submitted by mswain on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:12
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:18
By Justin Friesen
Science is built on testability, but we find that for some personally important beliefs, such as about God’s existence or a favored politician’s performance, it might be more psychologically useful to hold beliefs that are not testable. Our research offers new insights into how people deal with facts, and offers the intriguing, if not scary, notion that sometimes people don’t want their belief systems to be accountable to facts.
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:52
By Jordan Leitner
Negative social feedback is an inevitable part of life. Attempts at romance sometimes fall short, some job interviews will not yield offers, and the media bombards us with messages that we lack physical attractiveness. Even highly successful individuals will experience negative feedback from time to time. How do we integrate such negative cues into our self-worth?
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:49
By Johannes Haushofer Jeremy Shapiro and Catherine Thomas