Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:27
A social-media campaign to counter negative stereotypes shows enormous promise—but it’s still a work in progress
Submitted by BlogEditor on Wed, 12/21/2016 - 14:31
If you were surprised by the result of the Brexit vote in the UK or by the Trump victory in the US, you might live in an echo chamber – a self-reinforcing world of people who share the same opinions as you. Echo chambers are a problem, and not just because it means some people make incorrect predictions about political events. They threaten our democratic conversation, splitting up the common ground of assumption and fact that is needed for diverse people to talk to each other.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 12:55
This week on the blog, Eric D. Knowles, and Linda R. Tropp, discuss the Rise of White Identity in Politics in this week’s post. Our "Posts Not to Miss" section includes the answer to the question, can images of watching eyes increase generosity? Other posts look at the cultural aspects of smiling and the role of political ideology in reasoning.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 15:25
By Eric D. Knowles, New York University and Linda R. Tropp, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 13:22
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 15:29
By Anup Gampa
I can’t get into an agreement to become a McDonald’s sandwich. Because I’m not! I can smell like McDonald’s sandwich, but I can never be a McDonald’s sandwich. And so, two men can never be a marriage.
E. W. Jackson – Conservative Activist
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 16:12
This Week on the Blog
|Our knowledge of how people communicate online and the motivations behind it is still in its inchoate stage. Check out this week’s post to see if the internet is making you mean.|
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:01
By David Miller
When I came out as gay in my sophomore year of college, I absolutely loved going to Tigerheat – a kitschy 18-and-over gay club in Los Angeles. I mostly remember my nights there as frivolous fun, but they also had deeper meaning. That’s where I first learned how to openly and unabashedly celebrate being gay.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:56
Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few news stories and tweets that might be worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 15:30
In Case You Missed it
Each week, we'll recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few news stories and tweets that might be worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.