Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 02/06/2017 - 15:11
“Black people don’t go to therapy, Joan; we go to church.” So says one woman to her struggling friend on the TV sitcom Girlfriends after her friend admits that she wants to find a therapist. This moment captures an important insight: Identities, like race, gender, and socioecomonic status, are linked to health behaviors. The behaviors that people choose to engage in to promote their health are shaped by what identities come to mind and the strategies for improving health that are linked to those identities.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:08
On our final day in San Antonio, check out the convention through the social media accounts of our attendees. Saturday's highlights included Ravenna Helson, our 2017 Legacy Award Winner and a community discussion, "What Now?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:25
Researchers are split over guilt. Many of them think that guilt is negative—it feels bad, it’s related to poor functioning, and it’s something we should reduce in our lives. (That may be your assessment, too.)
But another group of researchers suggests that guilt is good. It leads people to take actions to repair relationships and engage in prosocial behavior. Our attempts to get rid of guilt lead to good behavior—and ultimately the guilt experience and response is positive.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 18:19
As challenging as it may be to publish research in leading psychology journals it’s something that researchers signed up for and know how to do, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. Sharing their findings with their academic colleagues via peer reviewed publications is what they signed up for. When it comes to sharing their findings with a popular audience, many academics find themselves out of their comfort zone and, despite good intentions, find it difficult to navigate publication in the popular media effectively.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:03
Friday at the Annual Convention started early with a 5K Fun run and walk, followed by the opening Presidential Plenary, "Social and Personality Psychology in Industry: What Next?." Attendees experienced a busy day of scientific sessions, a towhn hall forum, careeer networking and receptions. Even for those attending convention, there's so much to see it's hard to get to everything.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:44
“Wealth equals health” has been a commonly accepted principle for decades. Beginning in 1967, the classic Whitehall studies revealed that higher-class British civil servants had lower risks of mortality from a wide range of diseases