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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI September 14, 2020

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Ancient sculptures, conspiracies, leadership, and closing doors: read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this ICYMI roundup.

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More Stigma Leads to Worse Physical Health

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We know that people who are stigmatized experience poorer health. But why?

Psychology of Coronavirus

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Could coronavirus inspire prejudice toward Asian Americans? Perhaps our behavioral immune system is to blame.

Public Health Messages About Losing Weight Can Have Undesired Effects

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Many health experts say that diets don’t work in the long run, but this message may have unintended consequences.

The Appeal of Sexism to the Romantically Insecure

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Emotionally distant men in romantic relationships tend to have greater beliefs that women are manipulative and power-hungry.

Failure of Female Role Models Affects Beliefs about Women More Generally

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Role models are not superhuman, and they sometimes fail. Although we might accept their imperfections, we do not expect that other people will treat them the same.

Speciesism: How We Privilege Certain Animals Over Others

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Is there any connection between preferring dogs over pigs and preferring some social groups over others? Research on speciesism suggests that the answer is yes.

Will Saying Something Matter? Curbing Stereotyping and Prejudice through Confrontation

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Research on confronting stereotyping and prejudice suggests that individuals can play a role in curbing bias if they just speak up.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI July 12, 2019

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From tech to tv shows, see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.

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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI May 10, 2019

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Mud mountains, charitable giving, and the royal baby all make an appearance in this week's roundup. See what else you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews. 

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