In the news this week: the benefits of uncertainty, procrastination, slacking at work, and cats. See what else you may have missed online.

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On the Blogs

When Does Living a Moral Life Lead to a Flourishing Life?  via Character & Context

Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition  via Scientifc American

What Happens When We Give Everything a Gender  via Character & Context

Psychological Science is Made Out of People  via The Black Goat

Why the Most Important Idea in Behavioral Decision-Making Is a Fallacy  via Scientifc American

Yawning at the Apocalypse  via The Psychologist

Because It Can Improve the Lives of City Residents  via Why Social Science?

Are We All ‘Harmless Torturers’ Now?  via The New York Times

Check out more posts from around the web: Social and Personality Psychology Blog Roll

In the News

The cognitive biases tricking your brain  via The Atlantic

Handshake makes for better deals in business  via

People with strong self-control experience less intense bodily states like hunger and fatigue  via Research Digest

Mom still matters—In study, young adults tended to prioritize parents over friends  via Medical Xpress

Procrastination is underrated  via Quartz

Trying too hard at work is bad for you  via The Cut

What makes a leader?  via NPR

A surprising reason for the rise of ISIS  via CNN

Angry people tend to overestimate their intelligence  via The Cut

That friend your spouse loathes might be hurting your marriage  via The Wall Street Journal

A new study from Yale scientists shows how uncertainty helps us learn  via Quartz

How to make friends, according to science  via The Atlantic

7 ways you're jinxing your own happiness  via Psychology Today

How kids shape their parents' parenting style  via Research Digest

Can matching algorithms really help us find love?  via Psychology Today

The science-backed benefits of being a cat lover  via Greater Good

Close friends become absorbed into our self-concept, affecting our ability to distinguish their faces from our own  via Research Digest

A Harvard professor says rebellion is a talent we can all learn  via Quartz


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