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Nudging the City and Residents of Cape Town to Save Water

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Cape Town could become the world’s first major city to run out of water – what’s been termed Day Zero. Sao Paulo faced similar difficulties in 2015 leading to significant social unrest.

On Day Zero – which could be in mid-July if there’s no significant rain – residents of the city will have to travel to one of 200 city-wide collection points to get the allocated 25 litres per person, per day, under the watchful eye of an armed guard.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI February 2, 2017

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6 more weeks of winter. This week's roundup covers vacations, parenthood, racism, and nostalgia. 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 September 22, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look. We welcome suggestions for inclusion. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.

Personality and Place: New Insights on Person-Environment Links

Psychological traits, such as personality and well-being, are spatially and regionally clustered within cities, states, countries, and the world. Four presentations showcase cutting-edge research that investigates how traits are spatially and geographically clustered, what mechanisms drive the uneven distribution of traits, and the consequences of these spatial patterns. The presentations are part of a symposium featured at the SPSP 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, California.

Life satisfaction and location