Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI August 24, 2018
This week: Two different perspectives on growth mindset interventions and more coverage of the bot hoopla. See what else you may have missed online.
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In the News
Open science is now the only way forward for psychology via The Guardian
Need more self-control? Try a simple ritual via Scientific American
Are we all ‘harmless torturers’ now? via The New York Times
Gender equality could push men’s and women’s personalities apart via The Atlantic
Yes, teens are texting and using social media instead of reading books, researchers say via The Washington Post
Moral outrage can backfire when it goes viral via Pacific Standard
Men place less value on care-oriented careers like nursing via Medical Xpress
Americans' No. 1 sexual fantasy? Survey says ... via Chicago Tribune
Status symbols may not attract new friends – just the opposite via PsychCentral
The power of the past via Psychology Today
MTurk Bot-gate 2018, Update:— Kurt Gray (@kurtjgray) August 20, 2018
Apparently the mTurk bots are humans, NOT bots. They are shady mTurkers who use server farms to conceal their identity and crack through surveys. Sean Dennis's working paper below spells out the problem--and how to fix it.https://t.co/c5X3huha3E
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