Character  &  Context

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI June 30, 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

Thomas Holtgraves discusses testimony, intent, and the role played by social factors in both language production and comprehension.
Bella DePaulo covers four studies that "shatter stereotypes of people who like to be alone."
Emma Young writes about a series of six studies involving a total of more than 5,000 schoolchildren, college undergraduates and adults aged up to 55.
Erlanger Turner writes on recent events and research about implicit bias, policing, and open carry laws.
The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research covers research explaining how gratitude helps society

In SPSP's News Center

Cognitive Map of the US Shows Importance of Ideology and Prosperity courtesy the authors and their institutions
In new research published by Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers were able to model and study the cognitive map that U.S. citizens have of the U.S. states.

In the News

Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity? via Harvard Business Review
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