Character  &  Context

Psychology News Round-Up (November 14th)

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By Dave Nussbaum

  • This Monday Cheryl Wakslak wrote about her new research on how the language we use can make us appear more powerful to others. When we speak using abstract language, people assume we’re more powerful than when our language is more concrete.
  • Then on Wednesday Yarrow Dunham wrote about the importance of tracing the developmental trajectory of social cognition, reviewing some really fascinating research presented recently at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.
  • Finally, a lot of people have been covering Troy Campbell’s (@TroyHCampbell) new work with Aaron Kay on Solution Aversion — it’s interesting research, definitely worth checking out: 

Two Reddit AMAs (Ask Me Anything) by Dan Ariely and David Dunning:

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