SPSPNeed seed funding for social or personality psychology research that informs efforts related to climate change mitigation or adaptation? 2 small research grants of up to $1,500 available. Deadline December 1, 2019. More info: ow.ly/f6PW50wQzUOpic.twitter.com/SePAd0FCTZ
Humility is not the boldest of personality traits, but it’s an important one, studies find. And it’s hard to fake.
SPSP"intellectual humility... was not related to I.Q. measures or political affiliation, she found; it was strongly linked to curiosity, reflection and open-mindedness" ow.ly/WXUP50wQgRl via @nytimes
SPSPWe normally assume that having meaning in one’s life is associated with having positive, prosocial views. But sometimes negative, antisocial views can give life meaning too. ow.ly/E1kI50wLIzW #SPSPblog pic.twitter.com/lv4wwZ92LG
When asked to answer questions quickly and impulsively, people tend to respond with a socially desirable answer rather than an honest one, a set of experiments shows.
SPSP"The method of 'answer quickly and without thinking', a long staple in psychological research, may be doing many things, but one thing it does is make people lie to you and tell you what they think you want to hear," ow.ly/cd3o50wIPQr via @medical_xpress
SPSPCongratulations to Niall Bolger, recipient of the 2019 Methodological Innovator Award. We will be honoring the award recipients during SPSPs Annual Convention in New Orleans: ow.ly/AqmT50wF31Z
A paper arguing religious kids are less generous turned out to be the result of a typo.
SPSP"A surprising and interesting result—like that religious children aren’t as generous as nonreligious children—will make lots more headlines than the fact that this was a coding error and differences in generosity are mostly explained by country of origin"
SPSPCongratulations to he Heritage Dissertation Award winners, Daniel Albohn, Analia Albuja, Katie E. Garrison, Eva-Maria Stelzer, Sanaz Talaifar, and Katherine Zee. SPSP will be honoring the award recipients at #SPSP2020 in New Orleans. ow.ly/lNpc50wtF6spic.twitter.com/btWHfVPNgd
Testing this is tricky. A new study by researchers at UC Davis did their best to get an answer.
SPSP"Participants reported feeling more socially connected when observed having more self-disclosing and deep conversations. The happiness effect was less robust … probably because happiness is affected by a lot of things beyond being socially connected." ow.ly/voQl50wyel2@qz
Sarah Arpin knows what it means to be lonely. I don't mean that she's experienced loneliness, though, like all of us, she has. I mean...
SPSP"a key difference between the groups that did and didn't include a lonely person: The lonely groups didn't go as deep. They didn't reveal as much to each other" ow.ly/uHIq50wwKpS via @TheInlander
SPSP"we documented in detail how researchers have defined and measured the concept of empathy between 2001 and 2017 by analyzing over 400 research articles on empathy. The variation in definitions was dizzying." -Judith Hall & Rachel Schwartz ow.ly/ysGs50woPmXpic.twitter.com/HQiX35YMHR
SPSPCongratulations to Yolanda Flores Niemann, recipient of the Jenessa Shapiro Award for Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion. SPSP will be honoring the award recipient during #SPSP2020 in New Orleans: ow.ly/rz8Z50wssRbpic.twitter.com/FfbUF4mQQQ
SPSPCongratulations to the recipients of the Service to SPSP Award Jennifer Crocker; Julie Garcia & Diana T. Sanchez; and Oz Auduk & Sam Sommers. SPSP will be honoring these award recipients at #SPSP2020 in New Orleans: ow.ly/5A6m50wtMbBpic.twitter.com/e36VJnMA6w
SPSPCongratulations to SPSP's Sage Young Scholar Winners. SPSP will be honoring these award recipients at #SPSP2020 in New Orleans: Louis Tay, William Chopik , Amy Muise , Ed O’Brien, Lara Aknin, Sander van der Linden , Joey Cheng and Aneeta Rattan: ow.ly/pfX450wso8gpic.twitter.com/ivdc0K3K14
By Matthew Warren. Study of real world behaviour suggests that highly planful people are better at achieving their goals.
SPSP"Highly planful people are adept at translating the abstract idea of a goal into actual decision-making, for instance, and are better at long-term planning" ow.ly/JOBd50wp8m8 via @ResearchDigest