Psychology News Round-Up (August 29th)
By Erika Salomon
- The ongoing conflict in Gaza has prompted discussion of the psychology of intergroup conflict. In the New York Times, Juliana Schroeder and Jane Risen describe their research on Seeds of Peace, a program that fosters intergroup contact between Israelis and Palestinians. In theWashington Post, Jay Van Bavel (@jayvanbavel) and Mina Cikara (@profcikara) discuss why those on opposing sides of the conflict may feel pleasure in each other’s pain and their own research on an intervention to reduce schadenfreude.
- In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing protests in Ferguson, MO, Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) asks, “Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?“
- Research methods in psychology were hot again this week with takes by Jeffrey Kluger for Time on why publication bias matters, Aaron Moss for The Inquisitive Mind on three reasons you should care about replications, and Dorothy Bishop on whose careers are harmed by failed replications.
- Tania Lombrozo discusses the disheartening trend of blaming mothers for epigenetic influences on their children.
Publication bias, big time. Quantified: http://t.co/yoZRgK0xFP— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) August 29, 2014
The Power of Matching Donations http://t.co/nhxWgZrrKt— Advanced Hindsight (@advncdhindsight) August 28, 2014
The psychology of restaurant menus, or why you happily pay a 28% surcharge for the words "succulent Italian" http://t.co/UUV0r3ZDH2— Daniel Gilbert (@DanTGilbert) August 26, 2014
People Are More Likely To Lie To Women During Negotiations, Study Finds http://t.co/G3c5Yvgp29 — Michèle D. Birtel (@BirtelMD) August 24, 2014
Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives | Brain Pickings http://t.co/7BXMaMmkAx— Matt Lieberman (@social_brains) August 26, 2014
Spiritual licensing: Does tithing actually reduce religious attendance? http://t.co/mYbR2Vymbd | @freakonomics — Jay Van Bavel (@jayvanbavel) August 25, 2014
Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions | NPR http://t.co/p1BPmSJe6Y— Professor Bob (@psychoBOBlogy) August 23, 2014
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