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April 14, 2014

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5:07 PM | What is the profile of the altruistic between young students?
Much talk about what young people can improve, but there is no doubt that it is at the stage of training much more altruistic shown in helping.

April 07, 2014

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5:00 PM | PsychoTube
Free psychology videos dealing with a myriad of topics, from Mood Disorders to Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to Anxiety Disorders. Also listed are clinical psychology, developmental psychology, therapy, learning psychology, cognitive psychology, memory and other forms of psychotherapies. Psychotube is a new way to share video and audio clips with other psychology teachers. Many psychology teachers use short video and audio clips to facilitate their teaching of psychology and this site […]

April 04, 2014

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1:17 PM | Why Do We Take Personality Tests?
I often get questions from friends and family that they would like answered in a post. This month, my post is inspired by a question from my grandmother. Kudos to my grandma for asking a question about a popular trend on the internet! […]

Gollwitzer, P. M. & Kirchhof, O. (1998). The Willful Pursuit of Identity, J. Heckhausen & C. S. Dweck (Eds.), Life-span perspectives on motivation and control., 389-423. Other: Link

Swann, W. B. (2012). Self-verification theory, In P. Van Lang, A. Kruglanski, & E.T. Higgins (Eds.) Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology,, 23-42. Other: Link

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1:17 PM | Why Do We Take Personality Tests?
I often get questions from friends and family that they would like answered in a post. This month, my post is inspired by a question from my grandmother. Kudos to my grandma for asking a question about a popular trend on the internet! […]

Gollwitzer, P. M. & Kirchhof, O. (1998). The Willful Pursuit of Identity, J. Heckhausen & C. S. Dweck (Eds.), Life-span perspectives on motivation and control., 389-423. Other: Link

Swann, W. B. (2012). Self-verification theory, In P. Van Lang, A. Kruglanski, & E.T. Higgins (Eds.) Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology,, 23-42. Other: Link

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1:17 PM | Why Do We Take Personality Tests?
I often get questions from friends and family that they would like answered in a post. This month, my post is inspired by a question from my grandmother. Kudos to my grandma for asking a question about a popular trend on the internet! […]

Gollwitzer, P. M. & Kirchhof, O. (1998). The Willful Pursuit of Identity, J. Heckhausen & C. S. Dweck (Eds.), Life-span perspectives on motivation and control., 389-423. Other: Link

Swann, W. B. (2012). Self-verification theory, In P. Van Lang, A. Kruglanski, & E.T. Higgins (Eds.) Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology,, 23-42. Other: Link

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1:17 PM | Why Do We Take Personality Tests?
I often get questions from friends and family that they would like answered in a post. This month, my post is inspired by a question from my grandmother. Kudos to my grandma for asking a question about a popular trend on the internet! […]

Gollwitzer, P. M. & Kirchhof, O. (1998). The Willful Pursuit of Identity, J. Heckhausen & C. S. Dweck (Eds.), Life-span perspectives on motivation and control., 389-423. Other: Link

Swann, W. B. (2012). Self-verification theory, In P. Van Lang, A. Kruglanski, & E.T. Higgins (Eds.) Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology,, 23-42. Other: Link

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April 02, 2014

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6:11 PM | This is what Candy Crush does to your brain
What level of Candy Crush are you stuck on? 42? 73? 130? 305? I myself can’t get passed level 140. Yet despite the frustratingly frequent losses and time-outs, I can’t seem to put the game down. So just what is … Continue reading →
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4:34 AM | The Connection Between Conspiracy Theories and Ambivalence
It’s a good time to be in the conspiracy theory business, and not just because the birthplace of the U.S. President has been verified only 72 times. Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to track down potentially suspicious information and discuss it with like-minded gumshoes. While certain people may be predisposed to believing in certain kinds […]

van Harreveld, F., Rutjens, B., Schneider, I., Nohlen, H. & Keskinis, K. (2014). In Doubt and Disorderly: Ambivalence Promotes Compensatory Perceptions of Order., Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, DOI:

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March 31, 2014

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5:00 PM | International Positive Psychology Association
Positive psychology is an exciting new field of inquiry that has captured the interest of thousands of researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world. This burgeoning area of psychology focuses on the study and practice of the positive emotions, strengths, and virtues that make individuals and institutions thrive. Since its inception in 1998, the field has seen an investment of tens of millions of dollars in research, the founding of several scientific journals, the development […]

March 30, 2014

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10:46 PM | Contest to Reduce Implicit Racial Bias Shows Empathy and Perspective-Taking Don't Work
NCAA college basketball isn't the only hot competition involving a team from the University of Virginia.  UVa Psychology Professor Brian Nosek is one of three founders of Project Implicit, a collaborative nonprofit dedicated to the study of implicit social cognition — how unconscious thoughts and feelings can influence attitudes and behavior.Prof Nosek is also heavily involved in the Open Science and Replication movements. Along with graduate student Calvin Lai, he led a […]

Lai CK, Marini M, Lehr SA, Cerruti C, Shin JE, Joy-Gaba JA, Ho AK, Teachman BA, Wojcik SP, Koleva SP & Frazier RS (2014). Reducing Implicit Racial Preferences: I. A Comparative Investigation of 17 Interventions., Journal of experimental psychology. General, PMID:

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March 29, 2014

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10:44 AM | ¿Son contagiosos los pensamientos depresivos?
Las emociones pueden ser tan contagiosas como una gripe. Basta una breve interacción con una persona, tal vez una aparentemente intrascendente conversación de ascensor, para que nos inocule el virus […]

Haeffel, GJ & Hames, JL (2014). Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression Can Be Contagious, Clinical Psychological Science, 2 75-85. DOI:

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March 28, 2014

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2:56 PM | Parenthood, Trial or Tribulation? Part 2
On New Year’s Day I became a parent, sparking my curiosity in the research on parenting and well-being and inspiring a four-part series on parenthood and happiness. This is the second post. Check out the first post here.Are parents happier than non-parents? Researchers have generally set about trying to answer this deceptively simple question in three ways:Are people with children happier than those without children?This is the most common approach to research on parenthood and […]

Callan, V. (1987). The Personal and Marital Adjustment of Mothers and of Voluntarily and Involuntarily Childless Wives, Journal of Marriage and the Family, 49 (4) 847. DOI:

Kahneman, D. (2004). A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method, Science, 306 (5702) 1776-1780. DOI:

Lucas, R., Clark, A., Georgellis, Y. & Diener, E. (2003). Reexamining adaptation and the set point model of happiness: Reactions to changes in marital status., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84 (3) 527-539. DOI:

Luhmann, M., Hofmann, W., Eid, M. & Lucas, R. (2012). Subjective well-being and adaptation to life events: A meta-analysis., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102 (3) 592-615. DOI:

Nelson, S., Kushlev, K., English, T., Dunn, E. & Lyubomirsky, S. (2012). In Defense of Parenthood: Children Are Associated With More Joy Than Misery, Psychological Science, 24 (1) 3-10. DOI:

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2:56 PM | Parenthood, Trial or Tribulation? Part 2
On New Year’s Day I became a parent, sparking my curiosity in the research on parenting and well-being and inspiring a four-part series on parenthood and happiness. This is the second post. Check out the first post here.Are parents happier than non-parents? Researchers have generally set about trying to answer this deceptively simple question in three ways:Are people with children happier than those without children?This is the most common approach to research on parenthood and […]

Callan, V. (1987). The Personal and Marital Adjustment of Mothers and of Voluntarily and Involuntarily Childless Wives, Journal of Marriage and the Family, 49 (4) 847. DOI:

Kahneman, D. (2004). A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method, Science, 306 (5702) 1776-1780. DOI:

Lucas, R., Clark, A., Georgellis, Y. & Diener, E. (2003). Reexamining adaptation and the set point model of happiness: Reactions to changes in marital status., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84 (3) 527-539. DOI:

Luhmann, M., Hofmann, W., Eid, M. & Lucas, R. (2012). Subjective well-being and adaptation to life events: A meta-analysis., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102 (3) 592-615. DOI:

Nelson, S., Kushlev, K., English, T., Dunn, E. & Lyubomirsky, S. (2012). In Defense of Parenthood: Children Are Associated With More Joy Than Misery, Psychological Science, 24 (1) 3-10. DOI:

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2:56 PM | Parenthood, Trial or Tribulation? Part 2
On New Year’s Day I became a parent, sparking my curiosity in the research on parenting and well-being and inspiring a four-part series on parenthood and happiness. This is the second post. Check out the first post here.Are parents happier than non-parents? Researchers have generally set about trying to answer this deceptively simple question in three ways:Are people with children happier than those without children?This is the most common approach to research on parenthood and […]

Callan, V. (1987). The Personal and Marital Adjustment of Mothers and of Voluntarily and Involuntarily Childless Wives, Journal of Marriage and the Family, 49 (4) 847. DOI:

Kahneman, D. (2004). A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method, Science, 306 (5702) 1776-1780. DOI:

Lucas, R., Clark, A., Georgellis, Y. & Diener, E. (2003). Reexamining adaptation and the set point model of happiness: Reactions to changes in marital status., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84 (3) 527-539. DOI:

Luhmann, M., Hofmann, W., Eid, M. & Lucas, R. (2012). Subjective well-being and adaptation to life events: A meta-analysis., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102 (3) 592-615. DOI:

Nelson, S., Kushlev, K., English, T., Dunn, E. & Lyubomirsky, S. (2012). In Defense of Parenthood: Children Are Associated With More Joy Than Misery, Psychological Science, 24 (1) 3-10. DOI:

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2:56 PM | Parenthood, Trial or Tribulation? Part 2
On New Year’s Day I became a parent, sparking my curiosity in the research on parenting and well-being and inspiring a four-part series on parenthood and happiness. This is the second post. Check out the first post here.Are parents happier than non-parents? Researchers have generally set about trying to answer this deceptively simple question in three ways:Are people with children happier than those without children?This is the most common approach to research on parenthood and […]

Callan, V. (1987). The Personal and Marital Adjustment of Mothers and of Voluntarily and Involuntarily Childless Wives, Journal of Marriage and the Family, 49 (4) 847. DOI:

Kahneman, D. (2004). A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method, Science, 306 (5702) 1776-1780. DOI:

Lucas, R., Clark, A., Georgellis, Y. & Diener, E. (2003). Reexamining adaptation and the set point model of happiness: Reactions to changes in marital status., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84 (3) 527-539. DOI:

Luhmann, M., Hofmann, W., Eid, M. & Lucas, R. (2012). Subjective well-being and adaptation to life events: A meta-analysis., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102 (3) 592-615. DOI:

Nelson, S., Kushlev, K., English, T., Dunn, E. & Lyubomirsky, S. (2012). In Defense of Parenthood: Children Are Associated With More Joy Than Misery, Psychological Science, 24 (1) 3-10. DOI:

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March 26, 2014

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12:30 PM | Animals, Pets and Vermin
What do animals mean to you and what role do they play in your life? These and related questions were recently asked of ordinary people by the Mass Observation Project in the UK, and the results, in a paper by Alison Sealey and Nickie Charles, are fascinating.Photo: pjmorley / ShutterstockSince 1937, the Mass Observation Projecthas been collecting information from ordinary people about life in Britain. Set up with the idea of creating “an anthropology of ourselves,” data […]

Sealey, A. & Charles, N. (2013). "What Do Animals Mean to You?": Naming and Relating to Nonhuman Animals, Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals, 26 (4) 485-503. DOI:

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March 25, 2014

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4:05 AM | “I am Working-Class”: Self-Identification as a Measure of Social Class in Educational Research
Governments around the world are trying to open up higher education to working-class people. For example, in January this year, the White House released a report titled: "Increasing college opportunity for low-income students: Promising models and a call to action."In the context of this general push towards widening participation in higher education, my colleagues and I have been developing a research project that aims to investigate social class differences in social integration […]

Rubin, M., Denson, N., Kilpatrick, S., Matthews, K., Stehlik, T. & Zyngier, D. (2014). "I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research, Educational Researcher, DOI:

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4:05 AM | “I am Working-Class”: Self-Identification as a Measure of Social Class in Educational Research
Governments around the world are trying to open up higher education to working-class people. For example, in January this year, the White House released a report titled: "Increasing college opportunity for low-income students: Promising models and a call to action."In the context of this general push towards widening participation in higher education, my colleagues and I have been developing a research project that aims to investigate social class differences in social integration […]

Rubin, M., Denson, N., Kilpatrick, S., Matthews, K., Stehlik, T. & Zyngier, D. (2014). "I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research, Educational Researcher, DOI:

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4:05 AM | “I am Working-Class”: Self-Identification as a Measure of Social Class in Educational Research
Governments around the world are trying to open up higher education to working-class people. For example, in January this year, the White House released a report titled: "Increasing college opportunity for low-income students: Promising models and a call to action."In the context of this general push towards widening participation in higher education, my colleagues and I have been developing a research project that aims to investigate social class differences in social integration […]

Rubin, M., Denson, N., Kilpatrick, S., Matthews, K., Stehlik, T. & Zyngier, D. (2014). "I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research, Educational Researcher, DOI:

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4:05 AM | “I am Working-Class”: Self-Identification as a Measure of Social Class in Educational Research
Governments around the world are trying to open up higher education to working-class people. For example, in January this year, the White House released a report titled: "Increasing college opportunity for low-income students: Promising models and a call to action."In the context of this general push towards widening participation in higher education, my colleagues and I have been developing a research project that aims to investigate social class differences in social integration […]

Rubin, M., Denson, N., Kilpatrick, S., Matthews, K., Stehlik, T. & Zyngier, D. (2014). "I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research, Educational Researcher, DOI:

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4:05 AM | “I am Working-Class”: Self-Identification as a Measure of Social Class in Educational Research
Governments around the world are trying to open up higher education to working-class people. For example, in January this year, the White House released a report titled: "Increasing college opportunity for low-income students: Promising models and a call to action."In the context of this general push towards widening participation in higher education, my colleagues and I have been developing a research project that aims to investigate social class differences in social integration […]

Rubin, M., Denson, N., Kilpatrick, S., Matthews, K., Stehlik, T. & Zyngier, D. (2014). "I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research, Educational Researcher, DOI:

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4:05 AM | “I am Working-Class”: Self-Identification as a Measure of Social Class in Educational Research
Governments around the world are trying to open up higher education to working-class people. For example, in January this year, the White House released a report titled: "Increasing college opportunity for low-income students: Promising models and a call to action."In the context of this general push towards widening participation in higher education, my colleagues and I have been developing a research project that aims to investigate social class differences in social integration […]

Rubin, M., Denson, N., Kilpatrick, S., Matthews, K., Stehlik, T. & Zyngier, D. (2014). "I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research, Educational Researcher, DOI:

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4:05 AM | “I am Working-Class”: Self-Identification as a Measure of Social Class in Educational Research
Governments around the world are trying to open up higher education to working-class people. For example, in January this year, the White House released a report titled: "Increasing college opportunity for low-income students: Promising models and a call to action."In the context of this general push towards widening participation in higher education, my colleagues and I have been developing a research project that aims to investigate social class differences in social integration […]

Rubin, M., Denson, N., Kilpatrick, S., Matthews, K., Stehlik, T. & Zyngier, D. (2014). "I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research, Educational Researcher, DOI:

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4:05 AM | “I am Working-Class”: Self-Identification as a Measure of Social Class in Educational Research
Governments around the world are trying to open up higher education to working-class people. For example, in January this year, the White House released a report titled: "Increasing college opportunity for low-income students: Promising models and a call to action."In the context of this general push towards widening participation in higher education, my colleagues and I have been developing a research project that aims to investigate social class differences in social integration […]

Rubin, M., Denson, N., Kilpatrick, S., Matthews, K., Stehlik, T. & Zyngier, D. (2014). "I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research, Educational Researcher, DOI:

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March 20, 2014

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9:45 PM | Parenthood: Trial or Tribulation?
This is the first post in a four-part series on parenthood and happiness. On New Years Day I celebrated not only the start of a new year, but a new phase in my life. A few (long) hours after midnight I became a parent, and my life was irrevocably changed. In the journey to parenthood I knew one thing to be true—that I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Would becoming a parent bring me joy, love, and gratitude greater than I had previously known? Would I find myself anxious, […]

Nelson, S., Kushlev, K. & Lyubomirsky, S. (2014). The Pains and Pleasures of Parenting: When, Why, and How Is Parenthood Associated With More or Less Well-Being?, Psychological Bulletin, DOI:

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March 17, 2014

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5:00 PM | Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma
The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT), originally founded at the Harvard School of Public Health, is a multi-disciplinary program that has been pioneering the health and mental health care of traumatized refugees and civilians in areas of conflict/post-conflict and natural disasters for over two decades. Its clinical program serves as a global model that has been replicated worldwide. HPRT designed and implemented the first curriculum for the mental health training of primary care […]
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