Psychology News Round-Up (July 4th)
By Erika Salomon
- This week on the blog, Zack Johnson wrote a fascinating piece on how studying the biological basis of social behavior in other animals can lead to insights about humans.
- Serena Does wrote about the changing nature of discrimination (from more obvious targeting of groups to more subtle but still powerful forms) and the problems this presents in fighting discrimination and promoting equality.
- At the New York Times, Dacher Keltner and Paul Ekman wrote about how the Disney-Pixar film Inside Out portrays emotion and the role of emotion in guiding our conscious experience of the world.
- And there was coverage this week of the psychological basis of rulings by the United States Supreme Court on fair housing and marriage and of the reactions to them. See the tweets below.
More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag. Here's why that matters. http://t.co/BsjiLz3qyD— Daniel Pink (@DanielPink) June 30, 2015
Don't Believe in Evolution? Try Thinking Harder. Great blog about my new paper in Cognition. http://t.co/drurMe1sBq— Will Gervais (@wgervais) June 29, 2015
A closer look at what people write when they self-affirm (thereby diminishing the stereotype threat gap): http://t.co/UGvfCy8OPO— Adam Alter (@adamleealter) June 26, 2015
Practice happiness, but in moderation! http://t.co/KtmI9ha2aM— Sonja Lyubomirsky (@slyubomirsky) July 3, 2015
If you'd like your social and personality psychology-related tweets shared in the SPSP blog weekly round-up email us at firstname.lastname@example.org— Dave Nussbaum (@davenuss79) April 6, 2015