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Why Is it So Stressful To Talk Politics with the Other Side?

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People disagree all the time, but not all disagreements lead to the same levels of stress.

Even though people can be passionate about their favorite sport teams, they can argue about which basketball team is the best without destroying friendships. In the workplace, co-workers can often dispute strategies and approaches without risking a long-term fallout.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI June 15, 2018

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This week's roundup includes a link to twitter discussions on the Stanford Prison Experiment, op-eds and blog posts from members, and a variety of advice, based on recent studies, on dating, business, and willpower. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.
 

Politicians are Only Human

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What makes politicians tick? A civics textbook might say that their constituents’ wishes and the good of society are all that should matter. A cynic might say that greed and the hunger for power are all that really do matter. A pragmatist might fall in between — many politicians are greedy and power hungry, for sure, but there are many good ones who care about their constituents and want what’s best for society.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI June 1, 2018

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This week's roundup features the latest on the Starbucks training, cultivating humility, modern marriage, and ageing Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.
 

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI May 18, 2018

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This week's roundup features the latest on biracial identity, experts, happiness, and motivation. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.
 

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Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI April 27, 2018

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This week's roundup covers leadership, future selves, health decisions, and many more topics. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.
 

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Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI March 30, 2018

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Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI March 16, 2017

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Emotions, Politics, and the 2016 US Election

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The 2016 US presidential election brought polarized reactions, both joy and despair, to the forefront. During “Emotions & Politics: The Inextricable Link,” Allison Troy of Franklin and Marshall College and Brett Ford of the University of Toronto discussed people’s predictions about, and reactions to, the strong emotions that resulted from the election of Donald Trump.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI January 26, 2018

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This week's roundup covers icons, science, astrology and technology. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.

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