Character  &  Context

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI June 23, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blogs

Daphna Oyserman and Neil Lewis Jr., conduct a systematic review of relevant studies from psychology, economics, sociology and public policy.
Art Markman looks into what kind of humor helps people deal with stress.
Susan Krauss Whitbourne wrties about new research that shows who's best suited to judege personality and why.

In SPSP's News Center

People Looking for Prestige Prefer “Big Ponds” Over Small Ones
Would you rather be the big frog in a small pond or the small frog in a big pond?  According to recent research the decision rests on culture: Chinese are more likely to choose the big pond than Americans.
Feelings of power determine how people respond non-verbally to dominance displays such as a staring gaze, new research led by a psychologist at the University oo Kent has found.

In the News

Power Causes Brain Damage via The Atlantic
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