Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 1, 2019
What's funny, why some people like fear, and the complexities of failure are a few of the topics on this week's ICYMI roundup. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.
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On the Blogs and OpEds
Your Opinions are Not as Popular as You Think They Are: The False Consensus Effect via Character and Context
Pitfalls of Positive Thinking and How to Overcome Them via Character and Context
What’s in a Name? It Depends on What it Sounds Like via Character and Context
What Can Serial Killers Like Amy Archer-Gilligan Tell Us about Human Evolution? via Character and Context
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3 Reasons It’s So Hard to “Follow Your Passion” via Harvard Business Review
The Mystery of What Makes a Joke Funny – but Only to Some People via The Conversation
Why Is It Fun to Be frightened? via The Conversation
Are You a Moral Grandstander? via Scientific American
Opinion: Can the Diaries of Ordinary People Be Used to Bridge Cultural Divides? via The Los Angeles Times
In the News
Why first impressions matter even more for groups via Quartz at Work
Be humble, and proudly, psychologists say. via The New York Times
Podcast: We don’t just feel emotions. We make them. via The Ezra Klein Show
‘Adam’ vs. ‘Abigail’: how consumers view male and female CEO differently via University of Virginia
Research examines how mistakes can make people 'tune out' via University of Chicago
Here’s why we eat more when we’re with friends and family via BPS Research Digest
Psychologists analyze language to categorize human goals via University of Wyoming
Why you should find time to be alone with yourself via The New York Times
People who try to be environmentally-friendly by buying less stuff are happier, study claims via BPS Research Digest
When money is scarce, biased behavior happens faster via Cornell University
Failure found to be an “essential prerequisite” for success via Scientific American
Just booked my hotel for @SPSPnews Conference in New Orleans for February. Excited to see everybody and take in all of the new and groundbreaking research!— Dr. L Harvell-Bowman (@laharvell) October 28, 2019
Jeopardy had a clue about p- hacking today! (And kinda screwed up p-values all at the same time.) pic.twitter.com/J6eyUwn9Ap— Jennifer Veilleux (@JennCVeilleux) October 29, 2019
This was the symposium that had the greatest impact on me at @SPSPnews this year, particularly when Nick Rule spoke. It's incredible to see these experiences (plus more) shared in a paper form accessible to everyone. https://t.co/XraoecaI6J— Shoshana Jarvis (@Shoshana_Jarvis) October 23, 2019
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