Psychology figured prominently in last week’s launch of the much-anticipated Vox.com website. Their goal is to help people understand the news, an approach that’s picked up the title “explanatory journalism”:
Bibb Latané responds to a recent New Yorker article about the Kitty Genovese murder and the research that it sparked. The text of the entire letter appears below (after a short introduction from Latané that accompanied the letter in a message to the Society for Experimental Social Psychology), followed by the edited version that appeared in the New Yorker’s letters section.
Ring in the New Year with a look back at some top personality and social psychology stories of 2013. From efforts to boost replication of psychological studies to work that examines how divorce affects children and the power of spilling our secrets, these stories offer a glimpse into some notable events and news from the year, as told through 20 tweets.