Character  &  Context

Psychology News Round-Up (July 4th)

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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.


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