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Are Police Officers Racist? Like the Nature of Racism Itself, the Answer is Complicated

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Are police officers more racist than Americans in general? It depends not only on who you ask but also on how you ask the question.

The Link between Racial Discrimination and Social Exclusion

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If you are a White American trying to understand the persistent racism that people of color experience, considering your own experiences of social exclusion may help.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI March 15, 2019

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Group texts, eco-shopping, and birth order all feature in this week's edition. Read on for the latest in social and personality psychology news and research. 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. 

Rethinking Race Stereotypes

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By Keelah Williams, Oliver Sng, and Steven Neuberg

Since the classic “Princeton trilogy” studies began in 1933, social psychologists have assessed and catalogued White Americans’ stereotypes of Black Americans. The value of this work is clear: if we want to reduce the application of pernicious stereotypes to individuals, it’s useful to know what those stereotypes are likely to be.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI August 31, 2020

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It's been a while, but we're back with the latest news, blog posts, and tweets. We'll publish on our member forum Connect! every week, and here on Character and Context every 2 weeks. To start we'll do a few highlights.

Read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this ICYMI roundup.

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. 

What Happens when the Mascot is Racist?

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Campus mascots depicting harmful stereotypes can shape belonging and engagement on college campuses.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI June 8, 2018

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This week's roundup features the latest on personality and health behaviors 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.
 

On the Blogs

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI April 20, 2018

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This week's roundup is extra long and covers nudges, replication, professor evaluations, and a bit of Starbucks. 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.
 

On the Blogs

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI September 22, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look. We welcome suggestions for inclusion. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.