Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI September 14, 2018
This week saw the passing of two greats in the field: John Darley and Walter Mischel. See what else you may have missed online.
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In the News
Humans might not be altruistic 'avengers' after all via Medical Xpress
Why it’s so hard to put ‘future you’ ahead of ‘present you’ via The New York Times
Perception of support helps people cope with worries via PsychCentral
You probably made a better first impression than you think via Medical Xpress
Why do people talk politics online? Because they don’t care what you think via The Conversation
Smiling often driven by feeling of engagement, social or not via PsychCentral
How to make a big decision via The New York Times
The broken hearts club via The Psychologist
Gut-based decisions often held with stronger conviction via PsychCentral
The first study to explore what cisgender kids think of their transgender peers via Research Digest
All you need is a little encouragement from your friends via Pattern Health
Social psychologist John Darley, early researcher of bystander intervention, dies at 80 https://t.co/NADsBGxs5O— Psychologie (@psychinfo24) September 13, 2018
A truly fantastic essay on partisanship and identity politics from @KAnthonyAppiah— Jay Van Bavel (@jayvanbavel) September 10, 2018
He notes that generic remarks about people (Liberals are X, Conservatives are Y) encourage you to think of them as a kind—and this reinforces tribalism and group conflict.https://t.co/nUxfGcZlcW pic.twitter.com/ZgCRh2eXKb
Receive disappointing news today from #SPSPnews? You're not alone (mine was rejected too). Keep in mind almost all proposals are INCREDIBLY GOOD (including yours!!): These decisions are mostly a dice roll & not a reflection of your status or worth. Signed, #SPSPPrezElect https://t.co/uXoOlPJmIZ— Linda J. Skitka (@LindaSkitka) September 6, 2018
RIP to Walter Mischel. He was an incredible scientist and thoughtful mentor. More than anything, his enjoyment of psychology was palpable.— Jamil Zaki (@zakijam) September 13, 2018
He accomplished so much but somehow never made it look like work.
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