Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI January 5, 2018
On the Blogs
Psychology Explains New Year Resolutions, Hits and Misses via Psychology Today
"Can Psychology explain why most New Year Resolutions fail and how to keep them?" ask Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen.
Are Toxic Political Conversations Changing How We Feel about Objective Truth? via Scientific American
Matthew Fisher, Joshua Knobe, Brent Strickland, & Frank C. Keil argue that as political polarization grows, the arguments we have with one another may be shifting our understanding of truth itself.
How Facebook Stymies Social Science via The Chronicle of Higher Education
Henry Farrell asks, "When private companies hold data that scholars need, what becomes of academic research?"
In the News
‘Fake News’: Wide Reach but Little Impact, Study Suggests via The New York Times
Men Really DO Prefer Blondes! via The Daily Mail
Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t. via Five Thirty Eight
Perfectionism on the Rise Among College Students via Live Science
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