Psychology News Round-Up (November 14th)
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:
New blog post | Empathy | http://t.co/MGoGDIF8Df
— Tom Farsides (@TomFarsides) November 7, 2014
“[W]hites are quicker to associate blacks than whites with superhuman words like ghost, paranormal, and spirit.” http://t.co/Ig4kSZ05DF— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) November 14, 2014
New take on "choice overload" - For those that feel uninformed, "too many choices" feels like a learning experience http://t.co/7hDdSWHMQW— ideas42 (@ideas42) November 7, 2014
Interview with Carol Dweck: Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart - Atlantic Mobile http://t.co/lqCC5gAuGv— Carissa Romero (@clrom) November 9, 2014
Is social psychology biased? Most research psychologists are liberal. That doesn't mean their science is off. http://t.co/o8eDr9zWHe— SPSSI (@SPSSI) November 10, 2014
In light of lists for policymakers about science, here's a useful list for scientists about policymakers (HT… https://t.co/M0XLXHfx7M— Brian Knutson (@knutson_brain) November 11, 2014
Two Reddit AMAs (Ask Me Anything) by Dan Ariely and David Dunning:
David Dunning of the Dunning-Kruger effect is doing an AMA at /r/science. He'll be answering questions at 1pm EST. http://t.co/ip9xKieMVh— Erika Salomon (@ecsalomon) November 13, 2014
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