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Explanatory Journalism and the Intellectual Abyss

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By Dave Nussbaum

Psychology figured prominently in last week’s launch of the much-anticipated website. Their goal is to help people understand the news, an approach that’s picked up the title “explanatory journalism”:

Latané responds to New Yorker article on Genovese murder

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By Bibb Latané

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.

10 Stories in 20 Tweets: A Look Back at Social and Personality Psychology in 2013

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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.

Read the full list here. What was your favorite tweet or top story for 2013? Let us know at @SPSPnews


Would You Lie for Me?

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By Dave Nussbaum

Think it would be tough to convince someone to lie for you or to vandalize public property? Think again. 

Psychology News Round-Up (April 17th)

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  • Welcome to a special double-edition of the Psychology News Round-Up, with the last two weeks' news rolled into one for your convenience!

Psychology News Round-Up (May 15th)

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A long overdue round-up is here, reaching back a couple of weeks. Regular posts are coming back your way on Monday!