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Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI October 6, 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.
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On the Blogs

In this excerpt from the Behavioral Scientist, Dave Nussbaum interviews Malcolm Gladwell on education, policy, and psychology.
Intelligence is not the same as critical thinking and the difference matters, says Heather Butler.
Casper Dahlmann and Niels Bjørn Petersen write on their research showing politicians follow emotions and beliefs over facts.

In the News

The Psychology of Taking a Knee via Scientific American
Want to Make a Good Impression? via Psychology Today
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