Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 3, 2020
Welcome to 2020! We're catching up with the end of the 2019. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's 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 OpEds
How Stress Can Change Your Mind via Character and Context
Why People Often Overlook Discrimination against Themselves via Character and Context
Funny or Offensive? Reactions to Online Disparaging Humor via Character and Context
The Paradoxical Wonderfulness of Knowing the End of Life is Approaching via Character and Context
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The best way to ditch bad habits: what science can teach us via The Conversation
The science of giving gifts your loved ones won’t want to return via The Washington Post
In the News
Costly group apologies perceived as more sincere, study finds via Kobe University
How to avoid slipping back into bad habits via The Greater Good
Why willpower is overrated via Vox
Creatures of habit: How habits shape who we are — and who we become via Hidden Brain
For restricted eaters, a place at the table but not the meal via Cornell University
Holiday conversation quick reference guide for family members of grad students:— Jen Heemstra (@jenheemstra) December 24, 2019
Instead of: When will you finish your degree?
Try: What are you doing for fun this week?
Instead of: What are you doing after graduation?
Try: What are you excited about right now?#PhDchat
"The most commonly used positive word throughout all the studies was novel, and men used it 59 percent more often than women did. Men also considered their findings 'unique' and 'promising,' among other flattering words, more often than women did" https://t.co/jY4QRRdghn— SPSP (@SPSPnews) December 18, 2019
"Academic Twitter doesn’t have to be a stodgy space where we only talk about academic papers and the job market. Academic Twitter can also be a space for underrepresented minorities and first-gen students (@firstgendocs) to connect and support each other from afar." https://t.co/RiDplLVfnQ— Neil Lewis, Jr. (@NeilLewisJr) December 26, 2019
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