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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI September 20, 2019

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We're back, and publishing every other week here on Character and Context. This week's digital edition is extra full, since it's capturing two editions in one. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's ICYMI roundup.

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To Change Moral Opinions, Use Moral Arguments

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Opinions that are based on moral principles can be very difficult to change, unless persuasive messages make a moral argument.

When Do We Trust People We Disagree With?

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What can Alexander Hamilton teach us about trusting people across the political divide?

Liberals and Conservatives Favor Their Own Groups When Applying Moral Principles

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Although moral principles are thought to be universal, both liberals and conservatives selectively apply their morals depending on who benefits.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI July 19, 2019

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Dissonance, politics, and a change in children's drawings...see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.

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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI July 12, 2019

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From tech to tv shows, see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.

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Emotional People Make More Extreme Judgments

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How strongly you feel your emotions is related to how strongly you judge other people’s bad actions – and lots of other things.

Good Reads: How Marsh’s Fear Factor Will Calm Your Worst Fears - Review of Abigail Marsh‘s The Fear Factor

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What do psychopaths and altruists have in common? According to Abigail Marsh’s eye-opening book, The Fear Factor, one answer is that they both have highly unusual brains – at least in one small but very important area.

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