April 18, 2014

4:15 AM | (Sample) Size Matters
Sample Size MattersOn this blog and others, on twitter (@mwkraus), at conferences, and in the halls of the psychology building at the University of Illinois, I have engaged in a wealth of important discussions about improving research methods in social-personality psychology. Many prominent psychologists have offered several helpful suggestions in this regard (here, here, here, and here).Among the many suggestions for building a better psychological science, perhaps the simplest and most […]

April 08, 2014

4:07 AM | 4 Reasons Not to Settle in a Relationship
Settling is an ugly, depressing word. Few people would suggest outright that you should settle for less than you want and deserve in a relationship. Even Lori Gottlieb, author of Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, disapproved of the use of the word in her book title, a decision she said was made by her publisher.But the pressure to settle can be very real, even if it is not communicated […]

April 02, 2014

9:11 PM | The Psychology of Economic Inequality: A Collection
Today I wrote an op-ed piece for livescience about economic inequality. Read the piece here. In it, I argue that though economic inequality is a complex social and political issue, it may be explained, at least in part, in terms of the basic psychological motivations of individuals.Anyway, I hope you'll check out the piece and send me comments via twitter (@mwkraus). If you'd like to read more about this area of research, below I have collected four past PYM pieces on the topic.Read More->
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