In Case You Missed it March 17 2017
In Case You Missed it
Each week, we'll recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few news stories and tweets that might be worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.
On the Blogs
Jordan Axt tells us How to Overcome Unconscious Bias in this week's featured post via Character & Context
...when puppies earn you more points than spiders, people’s preference for puppies can lead people to select more puppies initially, and a motivation to earn as many points as possible leads people to select more and more puppies over time. But when spiders earn you more points than spiders, people have to overcome their initial aversion to spiders in order to perform well.
You probably won't be reaching for your violin too quickly but a series of new studies provide compelling evidence that beauty is a kind of “relationship liability”.
In the News
Trump's budget calls for seismic disruption in medical and science research via Washington Post
President Trump's budget calls for a seismic disruption in government-funded medical and scientific research. The cuts are deep and broad. They also go beyond what many political observers expected.
The Trump Administration has released preliminary, high-level details of its fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request, referred to as a “skinny budget.” Full budget details are expected sometime in May. It is important to remember that the President’s budget is just one step in the annual appropriations process. Congress still holds the power of the purse.
— Dave Nussbaum (@davenuss79) February 21, 2017
— Amy Summerville (@RegretLab) March 12, 2017
— Duke University (@DukeU) March 17, 2017