Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI August 10, 2018
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 Phys.org
Political and social differences can encourage paranoid thinking via PsychCentral
Procrastination is underrated via Quartz
Trying too hard at work is bad for you via The Cut
What makes a leader? via NPR
That friend your spouse loathes might be hurting your marriage via The Wall Street Journal
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
Contrarian advice for people starting a doctoral program and seeking a career in #academia: A thread I hope will scare and/or anger you (~20 tweets)— Elliot Berkman (@Psychologician) August 6, 2018
Want to learn more about the role of social identity, moral emotion, and group psychology operating at political rallies? Listen to our discussion on the @TheTakeaway this morning with @tanzinavega & @jeremycyounghttps://t.co/koS9T1sEZz— Jay Van Bavel (@jayvanbavel) August 6, 2018
Check out this Wired story quoting Sarah Gaither, DIBS Faculty Network Member & Asst P&N Prof Sarah Gaither. "Why people can't resist the viral lure of the Kiki Challenge." Online challenges can foster a sense of community for those participating. https://t.co/DCgBz5Unmd pic.twitter.com/G0iDEgq1GL— DIBS (@DukeBrain) August 9, 2018
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