Psychology News Round-Up (May 16th)
Technology’s critics, from Karl Marx to the present day, have expressed concern that advancements in autonomous and humanlike machinery will encourage dehumanization, with technology substituting for human interaction. However, it is equally likely that technological progress will shed light on new ways of seeing human. If nothing more, such advancements illuminate people’s proclivity to see humanity all around them—as long as the right cues are present.
- Also this week, New York Magazine launched the Science of Us (@thescienceofus) which many of our readers may find interesting (or may want to contribute to). Led by Melissa Dahl (@melissadahl) and Jesse Singal (@jessesingal), in a busy first week they’ve already covered a wide range of psychology-relevant topics including:
- How to Win Your Next Political Argument, featuring research by Matt Feinberg, Frank Keil, Pete Ditto, and Jonathan Haidt.
- An article by Matthew Hutson (@silverjacket) that argues that there are few downsides to being overconfident (although I might be able to think of a couple).
- A quick look at a couple of articles coming out soon in Psychological Science on “pre-crastination” and why Millenials end up becoming less narcissistic.
- Here’s their welcome post.
- Finally, don’t miss our twitter-fest below, with a record-breaking 34 tweets to catch you up with everything you missed this week on the internets!
Liz Dunn's research on pleasure of anticipation, how it makes vacations more pleasurable ...AND on her shark attack. http://t.co/darHocysYJ— Amy Cuddy (@amyjccuddy) May 12, 2014
Labs Are Told to Start Including a Neglected Variable: Females http://t.co/Ggrgxgbb3P— Linda Skitka (@LindaSkitka) May 15, 2014
Feeling bad/guilty about something? Research shows making amends will help you to let go & forgive yourself http://t.co/W0tFPAtP7M— Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. (@emmaseppala) May 14, 2014
Apropos of last night's fiasco, an old post on the psychological folly of on-court referees making replay decisions. http://t.co/lK7G8CSjH1— Eric Horowitz (@EricHorow) May 14, 2014
Will You Sleep with Me for a Million Dollars? http://t.co/PL4cMaWFfd— Sam McNerney (@SamMcNerney) May 12, 2014
The Eyes Have It http://t.co/TD5hl6iLXX— Professor Bob (@psychoBOBlogy) May 16, 2014
Why interest is crucial to your success http://t.co/jPOkfR3zwk— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) May 13, 2014
PROGRESS: APA soon to announce that JPSP *will* publish high-quality replications! (online-only section). Yes you read that right, JPSP!— Etienne P. LeBel (@eplebel) May 14, 2014
Inevitably a little quality is lost in the duplication process...that's how you get from Ryan to Sam... pic.twitter.com/nC1niFbEhi— Sam Gosling (@SamGoslingPsych) May 16, 2014
If you'd like your social and personality psychology-related tweets shared in the SPSP blog weekly round-up just add the hashtag #SPSPblog— Dave Nussbaum (@davenuss79) April 24, 2014