Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI August 31, 2020
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.
On the Blogs and Op-Eds
No Man Is An Island: People Who Say They Don’t Need Other People Actually Care About Close Relationships via Character and Context
Why Online Dating Is Heaven—And Hell via Character and Context
What Was That Masked Man Saying? How Wearing A Mask May Influence Our Interactions With Other People via Character and Context
How to Study Racial Disparities via Scientific American
What a New Marshmallow Test Teaches Us About Cooperation via Behavioral Scientist
In The Midst Of The Pandemic, Loneliness Has Leveled Out via Scientific American
In the News
Why boredom can be good for you via Vox
Stop hiring for “Cultural Fit” via Kellogg Insight
People prefer strangers who share their political views to friends who don’t via Research Digest
COVID-19: Psychological ‘nudges’ change intentions but not behavior via Science Focus
Why some people are more optimistic than others — and why it matters via Washington Post
The many kinds of dishonesty via Discover
How Happy Are You With Your Ex? [Video] via CTV News Ottawa
The pandemic has slashed scientists’ productivity via Kellogg Insight
How making sacrifices for a partner — or saying you will — affects wellbeing via Research Digest
Why predicting our future feelings is so difficult via BBC Future
Why it’s sensible to be silly via The Guardian (UK)
Why scientific papers are growing increasingly inscrutable via Popular Science
Congratulations to all the new SPSP fellows!pic.twitter.com/AOI6LeQQC0— Linda J. Skitka (@LindaSkitka) August 25, 2020
Does implicit bias training work for police officers? A nice + calibrated article on the science. Short answer: we don't know.— Calvin Lai (@CalvinKLai) August 28, 2020
Featuring the voices of myself, @DevineLab, @betsylevyp, @ScienceCox, Jeff Sherman, and others. https://t.co/gflekn2Ack
School year starting online? Find some useful nuggets for your classroom in our #SPSPchat: Online Teaching @cdrawn @AndyLuttrell5 @DrDinaGohar @Notawful #academictwitter #onlineteachinghttps://t.co/wZ40FXyWhj— SPSP (@SPSPnews) August 18, 2020
Academics and their new home offices: pic.twitter.com/FBlqnMVhJd— Jay Van Bavel (@jayvanbavel) August 19, 2020
For psychologists interested in communicating with the public, @PsychScience has posted a series of conversations where @junegruber & I chat with @davenuss79, @TaniaLombrozo, @jimcoan, and James Ryerson from the NYT about op-eds, podcasts, and blogging. https://t.co/UpBVQh3r7F— David DeSteno (@daviddesteno) August 20, 2020
Last Week Tonight segment on jury representativeness from 8/16. That younger version of me makes a decent point or two around the 2:30 mark... https://t.co/g6sqF8PoGv— Sam Sommers (@samsommers) August 17, 2020
I appreciate that @SPSPnews has compiled a variety of helpful recourses. I'm particularly excited to finally watch the Social Psychological Perspectives on the Racism Pandemic panel. (Meant to watch this awhile ago and feel guilty it has taken me so long.)https://t.co/TWxmThQnbk— Evava S. Pietri (@EvaSPietri) August 19, 2020
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