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Forget Your Worries and Find Your Flow

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Flow activities (try Tetris™!) can make waiting for important news easier.

Perfectionism and Problem Drinking

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Some people who drink too much are trying to dull the pain of perfectionism.

Why Third Place is Usually Better than Second

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The 2019 World Athletics Championships begin this September. Expect to see a lot of third place finishers who are happier than the second-place finishers who just defeated them.

Gratitude Makes Us Care

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In our current divisive climate, cooperation seems as uncommon as self-interest seems inevitable. Yet gratitude can increase good deeds and help us care about others.

How to Become a Better Lie Detector: Focus on Feelings

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Do you want to be better at detecting lies? The key is to ask yourself what emotions the other person is feeling.

Emotional People Make More Extreme Judgments

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How strongly you feel your emotions is related to how strongly you judge other people’s bad actions – and lots of other things.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI May 3, 2019

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See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology. 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. 

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI April 26, 2019

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From Biden to climate change, see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology. 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. 

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