Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI August 31, 2018
The replication debate received some coverage this week and stirred up discussions. See what else you may have missed online.
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Single people aren’t to blame for the loneliness epidemic via The Atlantic
The power of context via Shepherd Express
Why no one wants to date a do-gooder via The Guardian
Digging deeper: The psychology of faith via The New Times
Are classroom reading groups the best way to teach reading? Maybe not via Education Week
How the Democratic Party lost its soul—and can regain it in the age of Trump via Religion News Service
How a decades-old experiment sparked a war over the future of psychology via The Chronicle of Higher Education
Online bettors can sniff out weak psychology studies via The Atlantic
The new midlife crisis via Oprah.com
First randomised-controlled trial of an employee “Wellness Programme" via Research Digest
What could make eyewitness testimony more accurate and helpful? Learn from Margaret Bull Kovera of @JohnJayCollege at @CUNY in this week's 'Ask a Scientist': https://t.co/SFdxpmik0A pic.twitter.com/ZW7rZIuMTI— National Science Foundation (@NSF) August 29, 2018
My latest in @PsychToday: research finds that the more frequently adults have sex, the better they tend to perform on common memory tasks. Sex just might be good for the brain, it seems. https://t.co/DkE2E2J6wJ— Justin Lehmiller (@JustinLehmiller) August 29, 2018
For those getting started in graduate school, here are three things that may be helpful to remember:https://t.co/5JqFmMF4Wr— Letters to Young Scientists (@scicareersltys) August 29, 2018
I have been asked many times if we submitted the Social Sciences Replication Project to Science and Nature first. We did, and it did not make it through editorial review. But, I did not perceive any resistance to the findings by the Editors. In fact, -> https://t.co/5VSJ86avAC— Brian Nosek (@BrianNosek) August 29, 2018
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