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To Forgive or Not to Forgive? Understanding Self-attitudes After Health Behavior Lapses

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Health behavior change is notoriously difficult. If you have ever tried to exercise more often, drink more water, cut back on sweets, or even floss more regularly, you can probably relate to this difficulty firsthand. Some days you get it right and meet your new health-related goals, and on other days you fall short.

How to Overcome Unconscious Bias

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By Jordan Axt

We all have prejudices we're not even aware of—but they don't have to govern our behavior

Strength of One’s Mexican Identity Is Linked to Political Ideology

New research suggests a significant relationship between Latino identity and political ideology. The study, led by a Nevada State College (NSC) psychologist, found that U.S. born Mexicans who were less strongly identified with their Mexican heritage were less liberal in their political ideology. Mexican-Americans and more broadly, Latinos, are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. and an important voting demographic.

Friendships, Vaccines, and Impressions: Upcoming Studies in SPPS

 

While many scientists explore what people have in common, several studies publishing online to Social Psychological and Personality Science show us how differences help us understand individuals.

The company you keep: Personality and friendship characteristics, Michael Laakasuo; Anna Rotkirch, Venla Berg, Markus Jokela

Refugees in the Media: Are We Seeking Information or Validation?

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We may have trouble counteracting prejudice towards refugees until people stop relying only on media that supports their existing views.

If Others Are Conspiring, Then Why Should I Be Well-Behaved?

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If you have recently fallen under the grip of a conspiracy theory, you may be more likely to engage in a petty crime in the future.

Fake News Can Distort Your Memories

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Exposure to fake news can create false memories, especially when the stories are in line with our beliefs.

People See Things as They Expect Them to Be—But that Doesn’t Have to Spell Political Disaster

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A classic study in social psychology revealed that we cannot always trust our perceptions. Nonetheless, there are some good ways to uncover the truth. And doing so might help us reduce political polarization.

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