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.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 06/13/2016 - 15:35
By Melanie Green
Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:40
By Keelah Williams, Oliver Sng, and Steven Neuberg
Since the classic “Princeton trilogy” studies began in 1933, social psychologists have assessed and catalogued White Americans’ stereotypes of Black Americans. The value of this work is clear: if we want to reduce the application of pernicious stereotypes to individuals, it’s useful to know what those stereotypes are likely to be.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:43
By Adam Brown
Do you think that there are more women receiving degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) than men? Moreover, if the numbers were equal, do you think that men and women would achieve the same levels of scholarly participation and success in STEM fields? Now, consider the same two questions, but this time for the field of personality and social psychology rather than STEM.