Character  &  Context

The Science of Who We Are and How We Relate
Editors: Mark Leary, Shira Gabriel, Brett Pelham
Sep 14, 2020

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI September 14, 2020

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Ancient sculptures, conspiracies, leadership, and closing doors: read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this ICYMI roundup.

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On the Blogs and Op-Eds

Women Communicate More Details than Men. So What? via Character and Context

Are Police Officers Racist? Like the Nature of Racism Itself, the Answer is Complicated via Character and Context

COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories: Who Believes These Bonkers Stories? via Character and Context

Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Crisis via Character and Context

Ethnic Diversity on Campus Helps Break Down Stereotypes via The Conversation

Face Masks: Why Your Eyes Might Be Saying More than You Realize via The Conversation

The Problem with Implicit Bias Training via Scientific American

How to (Actually) Save Time When You’re Working Remotely via Harvard Business Review

Moral Emotions During COVID-19 via Social Science Research Institute’s Insights from Experts


From the SPSP News Center

People can be convinced to practice social distancing if they believe it will protect others (Social Psychological and Personality Science) via Ball State University 

Americans protect their reputation by thinking about the future, shows new study (Social Psychological and Personality Science) via SPSP News

In the News

People love winning streaks by individuals — teams, not so much via Ohio State University

Inequality of opportunity drags down everyone's motivation via University College, London

How self-control can actually unleash your dark side via BBC Worklife

Study suggests religious belief does not conflict with interest in science, except among Americans via PsyPost

Ancient sculptures hint at universal facial expressions across cultures via Science News

When doing good boosts health, well-being via the American Psychological Association

White Americans overestimate racial progress. But certain attempts to remedy that could backfire. via Kellogg Insight

‘Social cryptomnesia’: How societies steal ideas via BBC Future

Meta-analysis confirms that multicultural ideology is associated with less racial bias via PsyPost

Don’t shoot the messenger: How to deliver bad news without being hated via Fast Company

Mountain peaks seem to shape personality traits in the American west via Scientific American

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