Submitted by mswain on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 17:04
You might not have realized it, but you could have racially discriminated against someone recently. Maybe you walked a little quicker when you saw a guy walking across the street from you. Or perhaps you were less friendly than you usually would be around a new co-worker. If you’re guilty of these subtle biases, you’re not alone.
Submitted by mswain on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:59
Humans are natural storytellers. We are constantly making sense of our lives by weaving them into narratives and sharing those stories with others. A pair of new studies, published together in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, suggests that the way we tell our stories impacts our mental health for years to come.
Submitted by mswain on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:05
The study of moral character has taken off in recent years. A couple of recent papers by Geoff Goodwin and his colleagues and Nina Strohminger and Shaun Nichols have made clear that perceptions of morality and character are central to the way we perceive ourselves and others. But moral character isn’t only important as a lens through which we perceive one another – it is a vital component of who we are and why we do the things we do.
Submitted by mswain on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 14:17
(Organizational Behavior, Carnegie Mellon University) and Geoff Goodwin
(Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania) discuss
their respective research programs on the psychology of moral character.