You are here

personality

Who Knows the Impressions One Conveys?

Feature Image

By Peter Borkenau

People hold beliefs about how others perceive them. For example, whether people see them as attractive, intelligent, and polite. These beliefs may or may not accurately reflect the impression that the person actually conveys, called meta-accuracy.

Agreeable Personalities are More Likely to Help Strangers

Prosocial behaviors, such as willingness to help others, may be linked to specific personalities.  Based on new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, agreeableness is one of the better predictors of prosocial behavior.

An Open Letter to NPR's Invisibilia about "The Personality Myth"

Feature Image

A recent podcast from NPR's Invisbilia garnered attention from many current personality psychology researchers.  Below is one of the many responses to the creators of the podcast generated on both Facebook and Twitter.

Dear Invisibilia,

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI February 1, 2019

Feature Image

 

Next week ICMYI takes a two-week break for the SPSP 20th Annual Convention. Get ready for coverage from our team of science writers, and follow along with #SPSP2019.

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 December 14, 2018

Feature Image

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

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

I Think, Thereofre I am Generous via Character & Context

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 9, 2018

Feature Image

A busy news week means relevant material ahead; read what you may have missed online. 

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.

You Don’t Need To Believe In Free Will to Be a Nice Person, Shows New Research

Washington, DC - Contrary to a widely-held view in psychology and other fields of research, belief in free will appears to be unrelated to moral behavior. Social psychologist Damien Crone from the University of Melbourne and Philosophy professor Neil Levy of Macquarie University and the University of Oxford conducted a series of studies of 921 of people and found that a person’s moral behavior is not tied to their beliefs in free will. The results will appear in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science this month.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI June 15, 2018

Feature Image
This week's roundup includes a link to twitter discussions on the Stanford Prison Experiment, op-eds and blog posts from members, and a variety of advice, based on recent studies, on dating, business, and willpower. 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 Round-Up: ICYMI June 8, 2018

Feature Image
This week's roundup features the latest on personality and health behaviors 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

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI June 1, 2018

Feature Image
This week's roundup features the latest on the Starbucks training, cultivating humility, modern marriage, and ageing 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.
 

Pages