Psychology News Round-Up (January 16th)
By Dave Nussbaum
- This week on the blog, Kelly Fielding introduced a special issue on the Social Psychology of Climate Change, published recently in the European Journal of Social Psychology
- Justin Friesen and Troy Campell also explained why people sometimes prefer that their beliefs be untestable, particularly when those beliefs come under threat.
- Elsewhere, here’s Arielle Silverman’s research on how having people simulate blindness actually has negative effects on their attitudes towards the visually impaired.
- Also, Andrei Cimpian and Sarah-Jane Leslie have a fascinating new paper out in Science on the causes of the gender gap in science (also another related paper by Sapna Cheryan).
Attitude, not aptitude, may contribute to the gender gap https://t.co/GNiARaJbQw— Linda Skitka (@LindaSkitka) January 16, 2015
Great new review paper by Cheryan, Master, & Meltzoff: "Cultural Stereotypes as Gatekeepers" http://t.co/ZpJVp2Qvrg— Andrei Cimpian (@AndreiCimpian) January 12, 2015
That old "personality vs. the situation" dichotomy will never die. NYT: Should Schools Teach Personality? http://t.co/oEaVfBQ9Jq— Eric Vanman (@socialneuro) January 12, 2015
don't throw your methods under the bus (my latest blog post): http://t.co/5dqi7BIewF— simine vazire (@siminevazire) January 14, 2015
Have a Psych Grad school interview coming up? Check out our tips! http://t.co/yrue6KH6N4— Psychology in Action (@psychinaction) January 15, 2015
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