Psychology News Round-Up (May 30th)
By Dave Nussbaum
Photos courtesy NYT
In personal news, I’m going to be taking a short leave of absence from the SPSP blog soon, with a new arrival in the family (be careful, apparently it’s contagious). You’ll be in good hands, though, as I’m very pleased to announce that Eric Horowitz (@EricHorow) will be taking over as interim blogger. Eric is one of my favorite psychology bloggers, he writes for Pacific Standard magazine (you can read two of his excellent recent pieces here and here), and he’ll be starting as a Social Psychology graduate student at USC in the fall.
- From Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) in The NYT’s Upshot: Democrats are more open to an older President than they were in 2008 when John McCain was running — motivated reasoning is clearly bipartisan, even if nothing else is.
- A nice tribute to Danny Kahneman on the Edge as he turns 80, including many psychologists. (Welcome to twitter @DanielKahneman)
- Following the shooting in Santa Barbara, some insights into trauma, grief, and healingfrom Shelly Gable, George Bonanno, Roxanne Silver.
- Finally, there have been dozens of posts and tweets and other commentary about replication this past week. I rounded up a few million of them on Storify, but I can’t seem to get it to work. Here are ten links that Linda Skitka (@LindaSkitka) passed along as a favor: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Thanks Linda! A late addition: eleven. Please feel free to post others in the comments section
Sad news about death of Sandra Bem http://t.co/g2POM6f6TY— victoria brescoll (@VBrescoll) May 24, 2014
Ambitious, thoughtful piece on psychology of blame by Malle et al, plus comments by many others http://t.co/PbM7rEBCJM— Fiery Cushman (@fierycushman) May 27, 2014
How the ‘Nocebo Effect’ Might Explain Gluten Sensitivity -- I wrote a thing -- http://t.co/o9ny9AhZMI— Melissa Dahl (@melissadahl) May 28, 2014
Procrastinators, meet the Zeigarnik Effect. It's your new best friend: http://t.co/xzDfejgoj0— Science of Us (@thescienceofus) May 30, 2014
Peer pressure might have an expiration date. In one new study, it's three days: http://t.co/KkCg5moMxB— Science of Us (@thescienceofus) May 27, 2014
The fear of missing out haunts our social networks and our real lives alike. But there is a way to break free: http://t.co/Wls8XUTPnc— Caroline Roux (@RouxCaroline) May 28, 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