Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI December 1, 2017
On the Blogs
Alex Maki, one of SPSP’s Op-Ed Training Grant recipients, writes on climate change and persuasion in the Washington Post.
Sara Konrath and Femida Handy look at what’s behind the urge to donate.
Help You Help Me via The Behaviorist
Nichola Raihani covers why doing good deeds doesn't always make someone seem like a good person.
No, Mindfulness Is Not a Fad via The Los Angeles Times
Ellen Langer discusses her research looking at the effects of mindfulness on chronic diseases.
In the News
Chronic Feelings of Powerlessness Spur Men to Engage In Sexual Harassment via Pacific Standard
Why Fear Motivates both Altruists and Psychopaths via The Washington Post
Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself? via The New York Times
The Weird Science of Homophobes Who Turn Out to Be Gay via The Daily Beast
What Turns Black Friday Shoppers Into Raging Hordes? via The New York Times
Why Ageism Never Gets Old via The New Yorker
Nice Brains Finish Last via Scientific American
Brexit Strongly Linked To Xenophobia, Scientists Conclude via The Independent
We Have Friends On Facebook And Everywhere Else, But Are They The Kind We Need? Via The Washington Post
Our Personalities Are Shaped By the Climate We Grew Up In, New Study Says via The Washington Post
Podacast: Not by Chance Alone with the Legendary Social Psychologist Elliot Aronson via The Psychology Podcast
Podcast: Stereothreat via RadioLab
Social Psychology has been my most favorite class, and I've been waiting 13 weeks for this chapter. I really hope to learn some effective tools that will help me improve this mean ol' world #socialpsychology pic.twitter.com/0WiQn7qcM1— Michelle Williams (@michell00427345) November 20, 2017
Science Twitter tells me I’m supposed to get plenty of sleep, take the holidays off, work 30 hour weeks and still publish amazing science in open access journals. Now I’m stressed— ᴊᴏʜɴ ᴍᴄᴄᴏʀᴍᴀᴄᴋ (@LAevolving) November 23, 2017
“The opposite of complicity isn’t apology — it’s fixing what you broke.” https://t.co/yI5nEY6B32— Leslie Berntsen (@leslie_bern) November 29, 2017
Grad School Is Trash for Students of Color and We Should Talk About That https://t.co/ZDNDYe2fzN— Ivy Onyeador, PhD(!) (@Ivuoma) November 30, 2017
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