Submitted by BlogEditor on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 17:07
“Okay, so that’s our world,” said Alice Eagly, The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) 2018 Annual Convention Legacy honoree, as she explained the broad differences in the division of labor across men and women that persist to this day. Eagly is perhaps best known for her work on how gender stereotypes emerge from the social roles men and women adopt. As Eagly explained, we learn about men and women from how labor is divided.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 16:51
Holding a sign she couldn’t read, Megan Phelps-Roper stood at her first picket line at age 5, and for the next twenty years joined her Westboro Baptist Church family in spreading hate against groups from Catholics to Muslims to LGBT people. To most people, what Phelps-Roper did sounds biased, and it can be tempting to think of her as a irredeemable.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 07:13
Despite the fact that most academics’ careers (or professional lives) depend on writing and publishing prolifically, many new faculty would rather do almost anything but write. Natalie Sabik, who researches social identity and health, and has created a writing accountability group, jokes that some days she would rather fold laundry than start writing.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:45
To what extent do people place identity with or against robots? Can we take a robot’s perspective? Do we see robots as moral beings?
Xuan Zhao, who studies perspective taking, empathy, and prosocial behaviors, launched the session by highlighting the theoretical and practical relevance of examining human-robot interaction.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Thu, 03/01/2018 - 19:14
Accidents happen, and when misfortunes occur we tend to look for someone or something to blame.
When such accidents lead to court cases, it often falls upon a jury to determine fault. How does an individual’s attributional tendency impact how they assign blame?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:07
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Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:15
Social psychologists are overwhelmingly liberal. Most people would probably say that if 90% of a field are liberal, that would be pretty skewed, but a recent survey suggests the real number is 12 liberals to 1 conservative.