In Case You Missed it May 5, 2017
Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few 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
Gurit Birnbaum writes about her research on the Effects of Sex on Self-Disclosure via Character & Context
Although the literature suggests that sex contributes to attachment formation and maintenance, only a handful of studies have addressed the possibility that activation of the sexual system affects the motivation to engage in non-sexual relationship-promoting behaviors.
You’re Too Focused on What You’re Focused On via NYT Gray Matter
Erica Boothby disccuses her findings that most of the time, when you’re minding your own business and feeling relatively inconspicuous, you’re being watched much more than you realize.
People make terrible eyewitnesses – but it turns out there’s an exception via The Conversation
People are poor eyewitnesses, write Lee John Curley and Jennifer Murray, but according to thier research people strong in one personality trait appear much better at recognising what they saw at the scene of a crime than any other.
In the News
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The science of inequality: Why people prefer unequal societies via The Guardian
In a thought-provoking new paper, three Yale scientists argue it’s not inequality in life that really bothers us, but unfairness.
Conspiracy Theorists May Really Just Be Lonely via Scientific American Mind
People prone to believing in elaborate cover-ups could just be seeking more meaning in life
Wishing for More Self-Control Can Backfire via Science of Us
Cari Romm writes on recently published resarch that found that wishing you had more self control is enough to diminish what you do have.
— Matt Motyl (@MattMotyl) May 1, 2017
— BPS Research Digest (@ResearchDigest) May 2, 2017
In order to be lazier, I wrote a FAQ for academics interested in making the jump to the tech industry.https://t.co/hytGt2Ew0h
— Paul Litvak (@PaulLitvak) April 29, 2017