In Case You Missed It March 24, 2017
Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few news stories and tweets that might be 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
Jessica Gamburg talks about Making Friends While Pursuing Goals in this week's featured post via Character & Context
After making a new acquaintance, how do we choose whether to pursue a friendship with that person? And what role do our own important goals—e.g., weight loss, physical fitness, abstinence from alcohol—play in behaviors surrounding the formation of new friendships?
Children understand far more about other minds than long believed via The Conversation
Until a few decades ago, scholars believed that young children know very little, if anything, about what others are thinking.
In the News
Why Objectively False Things Continue to Be Believed via New York Times
Mr. Trump's claims may appear to his opponents to have been embarrassingly debunked. But social science research suggests that Mr. Trump's alternative version of reality may appeal to his supporters.
March 20th was the International Day of Happiness, part of a UN Resolution from 2012 that identifies the pursuit of happiness as "a fundamental human goal." Tania Lambrozo tackles the value of happiness in this commentary.
The authors of a new study argue "intellectual humility" is very likely malleable, meaning that it’s something that can be learned, and perhaps even adjusted over time.
Best visualization of a reflective latent variable model ever by Markus Jokela #icps17vie
Federal budget positions Canada to lure scientists from U.S. and Britain http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/federal-budget-positions-canada-to-lure-scientists-from-us-and-britain/article34412882/ … From @ivansemeniuk #Budget2017
- Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) March 24, 2017
Parrots find ‘laughter’ contagious and high-five in mid air http://bit.ly/2nW6h0V