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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI July 12, 2019

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From tech to tv shows, see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.

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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI May 31, 2019

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Our perceptions and understanding often don't match up, as you'll see in several findings disucssed in ths week's ICYMI. See what else 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 May 17, 2019

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Having enough time, selfies, and trust all make an appearance in this week's roundup. See what else 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 19, 2019

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From willpower to a new flurry of posts on our blog, check out what you might have missed this week. 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. 

An Illness by Any Other Name: Could a Name Change Improve Perceptions of Gout?

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The beginning of a new year is a time of resolution setting and recovery from the festive season. We enjoyed plenty of ham, turkey, Christmas pudding and maybe a few alcoholic beverages. But merriment has consequences. In fact, the head of the Royal College of General Practitioners has asserted that due to poor diet and lifestyle habits, Santa Claus probably has a few health problems, one of which being gout.

A Suspicious Mind Leads to a Suspicious Face

In a series of studies, social psychology researchers show that Black participants who hold suspicious views of Whites visualize White faces, even smiling ones, as less trustworthy, less authentic and sometimes more hostile. The authors suggest there are some potential advantages to these biases, as well as drawbacks.  The results are published in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

What’s in a Name? The Role of Expectations, and Reality, in Our Judgements

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When Juliet muses that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” she’s refusing to allow a name and its baggage to overrule her better judgment. What could be more romantic than refusing to be encumbered by something as silly as a family name?

Friend or Foe? Understanding How Social Cues Affect People Perceptions

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In navigating the world, we need to determine who are our friends and foes, and who can we trust to be our allies and who should we stay away from. To do this effectively, we rely on various cues either from the environment or the person with whom we interact with. Specifically, we are particularly attentive to cues that are being displayed by other people.

A symposium led by Francine Karmali and Kerry Kawakami shed some light on how we use physical bodies to form impressions of other people on a day-to-day basis.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI December 14, 2018

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This week, read more on giving, decisions, confidence and "cute aggression."

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