November 27, 2014

3:00 AM | Survival of the Nicest: How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get Along
By Stefan Klein Synopsis: This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of “survival of the fittest”—and invites us all to think and act more altruistically. The phrase […]

November 26, 2014

5:00 PM | What Social Psychology Says About Darren Wilson And Michael Brown
This week, a grand jury elected not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Transcripts show officer Darren Wilson testifying that even though Michael Brown was unarmed, killing him was justified because his punching fists, large body, and state of mind presented a mortal threat. "When I grabbed him," Wilson told the grand jury, "the only way I can describe it is that I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan." He says that after he first […]

November 23, 2014

11:45 AM | Powers of Two: The Creative and Healing Energy of a Pair
One autumn morning in 2005, I dropped my kids off at preschool and immediately broke down in tears. Pushing an empty double stroller down a few houses to avoid the other preschool moms, I dialed up the number of my writing (and life) mentor and dear friend, Mike Leach. I stayed there, on the sidewalk, […]

November 19, 2014

9:40 AM | Cyberbullying, internet trolls and their psychopathic profile
The violence among teenagers is extremely widespread in almost every culture, including those from high-developed countries. And, along with the digitization of human communication with the help of the internet and social networks, the adolescent aggressiveness has acquired a new dimension. The bullying and the violence have been transferred into the virtual space and today […] The post Cyberbullying, internet trolls and their psychopathic profile appeared first on Social Ethology.

November 12, 2014

1:44 AM | Video Gaming and Internet Addiction : Harmful or Harmless?
The more the addiction to video games, Internet and social media is increased among teenagers and young adults, the more concerned the parents become. It is where family therapists play an important role. Are video games really bad for children? How to counter addiction to social media? Researchers explored the impact for these new forms […] The post Video Gaming and Internet Addiction : Harmful or Harmless? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

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November 04, 2014

3:00 AM | Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Synopsis: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may […]

October 29, 2014

2:26 AM | Everyone Gets a Job!
A terrifying graph for any PhD student! (source)It's late October and that means we are squarely in the middle of job season for psychology PhDs (and PhD candidates). I was hired during the 2011-2012 job cycle, and so I recently switched to the evaluation side of the job process. Sitting on this side of the fence I feel incredibly fortunate to have a job: There are a ton of accomplished graduate students and postdocs with strong records, interesting research ideas, and stellar (!!!) letters of […]
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