Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Aug 17, 2018

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI August 17, 2018

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This week's round-up includes a look at the recent problem with bots completing online surveys. See what else you may have missed online.

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On the Blogs

The Relationship Implications of Rejecting a Partner for Sex Kindly Versus Having Sex Reluctantly  via Character & Context

The Enduring Effect of Scientific Interest on Trust in Climate Scientists in the U.S.  via ISPP Blog

How Reflex Responses and Personality Play into the Bystander Effect  via APS

A Re-replication of a Psychological Classic Provides a Cautionary Tale About Overhyped Science  via Research Digest


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From the SPSP News Center

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In the News

Women with partners higher in trait conscientiousness get more pleasure from sex  via Research Digest

How focusing on emotions helps diffuse political tension  via

The strange, unique intimacy of the roommate relationship  via The Atlantic

White threat in a browning America  via Vox

Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections  via The New York Times

Are rich people more likely to lie, cheat, steal? Science explains the world of Manafort and Gates   via The Washington Post

Most online daters seek partners who are out of their league  via PsychCentral

When bragging on social media can be a good thing  via Psychology Today

You 2.0: When did marriage become so hard?  via NPR

Preliminary evidence suggests women may be better role jugglers than men  via Research Digest

Men who advocate for others in the workplace face backlash  via Scientific American

Digital distraction can leave you feeling distant and drained  via PsychCentral

Children can be swayed by robot peer pressure, study says  via The Washington Post

Do nudges crowd each other out?  via Medium

Trying to be happy is making you miserable  via Time

Sleep deprivation fuels loneliness because tired people are socially repellent  via The Telegraph

When your sense of self includes your best friend  via The Cut

Loneliness: Is it all in your head?  via Psychology Today

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear  via The Washington Post

Cruel to be kind: should you sometimes be bad for another’s good?  via Aeon

People who are more receptive to ‘pseudo-profound bullshit’ are less likely to donate to charity  via PsyPost

Is pride really a sin?  via Medical Daily

Opponents of vaccination think they know more than medical experts  via PsyPost

How to avoid loneliness when you work entirely from home  via Harvard Business Review

Katie Ledecky crosses into the world of pro sports  via The New York Times

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