Posts Tagged ‘Social Psychology’

Why is Wonder Alien to Social Psychology?

A recent article tries to tackle some important and often-missed points of social psychology. [Unbridled skepticism] has given rise to a belief that what we think about ourselves and our lives together cannot be held with any confidence until objective, scientific insight into these problems is obtained. The result of taking such a stance on […]

Academy of Social Sciences Names 83 New Fellows

The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of fellow on 83 leading social scientists, including such luminaries as Lord Stern, Nudge Unit founder David Halpern and Madeleine Atkins of HEFCE.

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Study: People Are Mean To Their Unattractive Co-Workers

“Hot or Not” as research tool. A study led by an associate management professor at Michigan State University sought to answer the Question of Our Time: are people mean to the less attractive? The study is simple. Very simple. 114 workers at one workp…

Disputed Results a Fresh Blow for Social Psychology

Thinking about a professor just before you take an intelligence test makes you perform better than if you think about football hooligans. Or does it? An influential theory that certain behavior can be modified by unconscious cues is under serious attac…

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