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Perfectionism and Problem Drinking

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

Showing Up and Showing Off

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Do professional athletes who’ve recently been traded have something to prove when they play against their old teammates? Yes, and they seem to use this to their advantage.

Metaphors Bias Perceptions of Scientific Discovery

While the metaphor that ideas appear “like light bulbs” is popular and appealing, new research shows that discovery metaphors influence our understanding of the scientific process and perceptions of the ability of inventors based on their gender.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI May 25, 2018

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This week's roundup features the latest on motivation, bias, daydreaming, and personality 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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Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI May 18, 2018

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This week's roundup features the latest on biracial identity, experts, happiness, and motivation. 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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