Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI September 20, 2019
We're back, and publishing every other week here on Character and Context. This week's digital edition is extra full, since it's capturing two editions in one. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's ICYMI roundup.
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On the Blogs
A Surpising Path to Improving Working-Class Students’ Academic Achievement via Character and Context
What is the Amygdala, and What Does it Have to do with Helping? via Character and Context
Where You Live Can Affect Your Biases via Character and Context
Does Social Media Make Us Sad, Stupid, and Narcissistic? via Character and Context
Find even more posts at Character and Context.
How Misinformation Spreads-and Why We Trust It via Scientific American
Understanding Cultural Differences Around Social Norms via Behaviroal Scientist
On ‘Light-touches’ and ‘Heavy-hands’: 2 Strategies to Tackle Educational Inequities via Brown Center Chalkboard (and SPSP op-ed recipient Neil Lewis Jr.)
How Do You Know Which Emotion a Facial Expression Represents? via Scientific American
How Couples Share “Cognitive Labor” and Why it Matters via The Behavioral Scientist
From SPSP News
In the News
Can smiling really make you happier? via Five Thirty Eight
Diversity: measuring how and why groups See It Differently via UCLA Anderson Review
Bad to the bone or just bad behavior? via Columbia University
How people judge your personality based on your name via BPS Research Digest
New study finds compassion is at the heart of love via University of Nottingham
Politically incorrect speakers are seen as more authentic via ZME Science
When false claims are repeated, we start to believe they are true via BPS Research Digest
You’re so vain, you probably think this study’s about you via Washington University in St Loius
Glad to see some professional societies taking an official stand on teaching evaluations (based on the evidence of important flaws, particularly for marginalized groups). Endorsed by @APSAtweets @AHAhistorians @AmericanAnthro @SPSPnews @MESA_1966 @LASACONGRESS @NatComm https://t.co/JsIESyrqfV— Valerie A. Lewis (@valeriealewis) September 9, 2019
Report on SISPP/SPSP Summer School 2019 by EASP Postgraduate Members Esma Çiftçi, Ruddy Faure, Anja Munder, Melissa Vink & Kevin Winter @KevinWinter91 @ruddyfaure @anja_munder @melissavink_ @EsmaEsenCIFTCI @SPSPnews https://t.co/QqWewIReoN pic.twitter.com/5XDBogdcvH— EASP (@easpinfo) August 29, 2019
Lots of people are sharing news about their SPSP submissions right now. Congratulations to those who have cause to celebrate, and to those who received disappointing news, take heart-- you're far from alone and there is always next year. #Persistence https://t.co/lz4z4uDvhC— Linda J. Skitka (@LindaSkitka) September 10, 2019
The ‘results paradox’ is a chief cause of unreliable science. Negative, or null, results go unpublished, leading other researchers into unwittingly redundant studies.' Great piece by @chrisdc77 https://t.co/NLaH025QOy— Liz Allen (@allen_liz) September 10, 2019
1/9. Academic Twitter is having the biannual debate about bias and validity in standardized tests. Half of my feed is talking about biases that feed into tests that put low-income and minority students at a disadvantage, the other half: how the tests have helped those students.— Neil Lewis, Jr. (@NeilLewisJr) September 20, 2019
Making a cultural reference that his undergrads do not understand, the grad student abruptly feels his own age. pic.twitter.com/InOeVfsbhX— Lego Grad Student (@legogradstudent) September 12, 2019
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