Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:26
By Dave Nussbaum
Psychology figured prominently in last week’s launch of the much-anticipated Vox.com website. Their goal is to help people understand the news, an approach that’s picked up the title “explanatory journalism”:
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:48
By Bibb Latané
Bibb Latané responds to a recent New Yorker article about the Kitty Genovese murder and the research that it sparked. The text of the entire letter appears below (after a short introduction from Latané that accompanied the letter in a message to the Society for Experimental Social Psychology), followed by the edited version that appeared in the New Yorker’s letters section.
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:38
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:34
Ring in the New Year with a look back at some top personality and social psychology stories of 2013. From efforts to boost replication of psychological studies to work that examines how divorce affects children and the power of spilling our secrets, these stories offer a glimpse into some notable events and news from the year, as told through 20 tweets.
Read the full list here. What was your favorite tweet or top story for 2013? Let us know at @SPSPnews
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:23
By Dave Nussbaum
Think it would be tough to convince someone to lie for you or to vandalize public property? Think again.
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:08
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:42
By Rimma Teper
The benefits of knowing thyself have been discussed by philosophers and scholars for centuries. As William Shakespeare wrote, “Of all knowledge, the wise and good seek most to know themselves.” Centuries earlier, Lao Tsu professed, “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.”
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:33
By Séamus Power
A review of Culture and Social Change: Transforming Societies through the Power of Ideas. Brady Wagoner, Eric Jensen, and Julian A. Oldmeadow, eds. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 2012. 358 pp. This review is reprinted from Ethos: Journal for Psychological Anthropology with permission.
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:24
By Lauren Human
Everyone knows first impressions are important. They can potentially determine whether you get the job, a second date, or develop a friendship. But what does it really mean to make a good impression? Of course, to make a good impression you need to be seen positively, but could there be more to it than that? Perhaps it is also important to be seen accurately – to have other people understand what personality traits make you uniquely you.
Submitted by hdaniel on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:14
By Jay Van Bavel and Mina Cikara
This post originally appeared on the Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage.