Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI June 15, 2018
On the Blogs
"The very notion of motivation — striving to obtain a more desirable future — implies some degree of discontentment with the present, which seems at odds with a psychological exercise that instills equanimity and a sense of calm," write Kathleen Vohs and Andrew Hafenbrack.
From the SPSP News Center
A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion. The research appears in Social Psychological and Personality Science.
In the News
Sometimes I just like people’s good professional news (new jobs, tenure, awards) here even if I don’t know them. It’s a little weird, but I hope people feel like they have a cheering section out here in the world.— Shana Gadarian (@sgadarian) June 14, 2018
Opinion: If knowledge is power, scientists should easily be able to influence the behavior of others and world events. https://t.co/cTv5hdgcl1— Scientific American (@sciam) June 14, 2018
Love this thread about being a good #ally. Check out this and other threads from the latest #SPSPchat to up your #allyship game. Fave advice from @AneetaRattan: "are you only citing men and majority group members? This matters for promotion/tenure - diversify that citation count" https://t.co/Zt6Ei1iYXT— Dr Morgana Lizzio-Wilson (@dr_morganalw) June 14, 2018
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