Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:01
By David Miller
When I came out as gay in my sophomore year of college, I absolutely loved going to Tigerheat – a kitschy 18-and-over gay club in Los Angeles. I mostly remember my nights there as frivolous fun, but they also had deeper meaning. That’s where I first learned how to openly and unabashedly celebrate being gay.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 07/11/2016 - 15:36
By Alexandra Main
Adolescence is a time period when a children’s relationships with their parents can undergo transformations that increase conflict and negative emotion (Laursen & Collins, 2009). To better understand how these conflicts are managed, my colleagues and I analyzed the emotion dynamics—i.e., the patterns of emotional exchange between parents and adolescents—during conflict discussions.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:34
A recent podcast from NPR's Invisbilia garnered attention from many current personality psychology researchers. Below is one of the many responses to the creators of the podcast generated on both Facebook and Twitter.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:24
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 06/27/2016 - 14:31
By Alexander Danvers
What do you want out of your social psychology research?
The obvious—and dominant—answer is to explain how the mind works. The statistical methods typically employed by psychologists are set up to answer questions related to cause and effect.
But this is not the only way to approach science—or statistical methodology. In a preprint paper currently under review, researchers Tal Yarkoni and Jacob Westfall suggest that psychologists should shift their emphasis in the direction of prediction.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 15:18
Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 09:51
By Alexander Danvers
The first ever meeting of the Society for Improving Psychological Science (SIPS)—even that name is uncertain—was radically different from a typical psychology conference. Attendees didn’t just learn about new research on how the scientific process can be improved, we worked for three days to try to immediately and tangibly improve psychological science.