Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI February 14, 2020
Leadership, laughter, and love: read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this ICYMI roundup.
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On the Blogs and OpEds
How the Political Primary Season Creates Psychological Tribes via Character and Context
Insecure Relationships Change Our View of the World via Character and Context
Is Porn Really the Problem? via Character and Context
Common Choices Are Less Common Than You Think via Character and Context
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Gratitude Helps You Cooperate. Does It Also Make You a Sucker? via The Behavioral Scientist
Conservatism, Systems, And Animal Ethics via Faunalytics
Why Do We Laugh? via Scientific American
Why People Post ‘Couple Photos’ as Their Social Media Profile Pictures via The Conversation
In the News
Individuals are more optimistic about their own political parties or sports teams than others via Oregon State University
The precise meaning of emotion words is different around the world via Research Digest
Research: Bringing up past injustices make majority groups defensive via Harvard Business Review
What playfulness can do for your relationship via The Greater Good
This simple trick could help stop the spread of misinformation on social media via Vanderbilt University
The use of jargon kills people’s interest in science, politics via Ohio State University
Are you going to #SPSP2020? Did you miss the new attendee webinar featuring @EdelsteinLab , @SPSPnews , and me? You can watch the video here: https://t.co/hLkWiNE2Y5 Some particularly useful info below!— Dr. Amy Summerville (@RegretLab) February 13, 2020
“Our feelings don’t do arithmetic very well,” @PaulatDR explains to @nytimes's @max_fish. Slovic unpacks the trouble people have assessing risk in cases like the coronavirus, which "hits all the hot buttons that lead to heightened risk perception" https://t.co/7ILESQHIIX— Dave Nussbaum (@davenuss79) February 14, 2020
Exciting weekend ahead: Proctoring exams, hanging out with my @BBBSChi Little, listening to the mariachi orchestra Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán @chicagosymphony, and seeing the final performance of Freedom Ride @chicagoopera. Oh, and prepping for @SPSPnews! pic.twitter.com/lyXEV7nptL— Margaret (@tweetsbymidge) February 14, 2020
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