Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:01
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Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:56
By Clayton Critcher
People are remarkably resilient. They bounce back from double faulting to lose a tennis match, lead relatively happy lives despite failing to pass the first round of qualification for Jeopardy, and persist in submitting papers for publication even after being told by a snarky reviewer that it might be time to read an intro social psychology textbook. Such evidence can be found not only from my own life, but also from a large empirical literature that attests to people’s talent at maintaining a sense of adequacy, worth, and esteem.
Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:53
By Kelly Fielding
The European Journal of Social Psychology recently had a special issue on the social psychology of climate change, edited by Kelly Fielding, Matthew Hornsey, and Janet Swim. The issue can be accessedhere.)
Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:50
By Jin Woork Chang, Nazli Turan, and Rosalind Chow
Submitted by hdaniel on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:44
By Jon M Jachimowicz & Sam McNerney
This Sunday, nearly 10 million eligible Greek citizens will vote over the future of their country, potentially influencing the future of the European Union and the strength of the Euro. Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece, has placed his faith in the Greek population, insisting voters will follow his recommendation and reject the referendum. The alternative is accepting a proposal offered by the IMF, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission, which outlines terms Greece must follow to repay their debt.
Submitted by mswain on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:12
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:18
By Justin Friesen
Science is built on testability, but we find that for some personally important beliefs, such as about God’s existence or a favored politician’s performance, it might be more psychologically useful to hold beliefs that are not testable. Our research offers new insights into how people deal with facts, and offers the intriguing, if not scary, notion that sometimes people don’t want their belief systems to be accountable to facts.
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:52
By Jordan Leitner
Negative social feedback is an inevitable part of life. Attempts at romance sometimes fall short, some job interviews will not yield offers, and the media bombards us with messages that we lack physical attractiveness. Even highly successful individuals will experience negative feedback from time to time. How do we integrate such negative cues into our self-worth?
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:49
By Johannes Haushofer Jeremy Shapiro and Catherine Thomas