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Seeing Through the Fog: Forgiveness and Collective Apologies

In a series of studies social psychologists examined group forgiveness and found that individuals are astute perceivers of political process. For an apology to be sincere, the process must show that the offenders are in agreement about the apology and that the person(s) saying sorry for the group represents the whole group.

Donald Trump and the Rise of White Identity in Politics

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By Eric D. Knowles, New York University and Linda R. Tropp, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Psychology News Round-Up (October 21st)

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This week on the blog, Anup Gamba discusses why political ideology undermines logical reasoning. Our C&C Posts Not To Miss section includes the answer to the question, is the internet making you mean, explores what we talk about when we talk about morality, and has a timely throwback to judging political hearts and minds.                   

Psychology News Round-Up (October 14th)

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This Week on the Blog

Our knowledge of how people communicate online and the motivations behind it is still in its inchoate stage. Check out this week’s post to see if the internet is making you mean.

A Little Perspective Goes a Long Way: Perspective Takers Are Liked More than Non-Perspective Takers

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It may come as no surprise that political polarization is on the rise; liberals are becoming more liberal, and conservatives are becoming more conservative. This is more than simple disagreement; political polarization involves an extreme commitment to one’s ideology and an unwillingness to consider other viewpoints. According to Kristin Laurin from the University of British Columbia, we need to be willing to take the perspective of people with opposing views in order to combat political polarization. But how do people perceive those who engage in such perspective taking?

What Does “Feminist” Mean to You?

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What do you think of when you hear the word “feminist?” To some, this term elicits images of political, social, and economic equality for men and women. To others, this term elicits images of man-hating women plotting to steal power from men. As PhD student Victoria Parker (Wilfrid Laurier University) points out in her talk entitled “Diverging Definitions: How the Conceptualization of “Feminism” Engenders Dislike and Obscures Common Ground Across Party Lines” at the SPSP Annual Convention, these diverging definitions are problematic.

Understanding America’s Political Divide: New Methods Using Twitter and Self-Report data

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Political polarization—the increasing ideological divide between liberals and conservatives—continues to engulf the United States, further inflaming the ongoing culture wars.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 4, 2019

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Bias, relationships, and resolutions dominate our first roundup of 2019.

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. We'll kick things off again in January.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI December 7, 2018

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Catch up on this week's posts on hate, personality, and why cookie monster is the best muppet.

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Hate: Dropping the H-Bomb via Character & Context

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 30, 2018

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Catch up on what you might have missed in this two-week roundup on thankfulness, political leanings, stereotypes, replication, and words. In the twitter section we include links to a recent #SPSPchat, and more information for an upcoming Rstats webinar from SPSP.

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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