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When “The Black Sheep” Is White by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By: Megan E. Birney 2011 marks 10 years since the mixed-race category was added to the U.K.’s annual censes.  To commemorate this event, BBC Two has been running a s ... Read on »
Are you afraid to go to Mexico? Mental shortcuts may promote misperceptions about risk by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Kevin R. Betts Whenever I mention growing up in Metro Detroit to people in my current city of Fargo, I find myself begrudgingly answering questions about street c ... Read on »
... by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Social and Personality Psychology Compass The latest issue of Social and Personality Psychology Compass is availabl ... Read on »
How Netflix just made a bad thing worse by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Kevin R. Betts Netflix witnessed a storm of customer outrage and tumbling stock prices this month as they dramatically increased their price for subscription to t ... Read on »
Scholarly Content on the Impact of 9/11 by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Navy videographer at Ground Zero In the 10 years since the events of September 2001 a vast amount of scholarly research has been written on the impact of 9/ ... Read on »
Social Networking: Is my child going to become a narcissist!? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Erica Zaiser An article on Science Daily discusses a recent presentation given at the APA annual conference on the good and bad effects of social networkin ... Read on »
Don’t be a hero! Benefits of the bystander effect by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Patrons exit a crowded soccer stadium By Kevin R. Betts I started reading a book this weekend titled, “The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday ... Read on »
Truck driver… no wait a professor! Can glasses really change impressions of you? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Erica Zaiser I came across this cartoon recently from Funnymos.com : Obviously it is meant to be humorous but it also made me wonder:  Does having a trait li ... Read on »
The Pursuit of Happiness by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By: Megan Birney We all want to be happy.  It’s something we’ve learned to strive for and likely the primary motivator for trying to land that perfect job, find ... Read on »
Michele Bachmann gets God’s help for election by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By, Adam K. Fetterman Associated Press Making appeals to religion is nothing new for American politics. Nearly every candidate makes statements such as “God bles ... Read on »
Google+ Invitations: We all want one. Why? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Erica Zaiser Those who pay attention to the online world will probably know that Google+ fever is sweeping the blogosphere. Everyone wants an invite to the “Faceb ... Read on »
Catharsis: Makes me so mad I could punch a pillow! by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By, Adam K. Fetterman Taken from angrybits.com Generally, catharsis can be described as the venting of aggressive energy in a socially acceptable way. Brad Bushm ... Read on »
Free will is the new god. by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By, Adam K. Fetterman Image: istockphoto/Janne Ahvo Sam Harris has been discussing the idea of (or lack thereof) free will. He is of the mindset that there is n ... Read on »
What’s Wrong With Stating The Obvious? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Megan Birney During a recent visit with my boyfriend’s mother, she asked me the following question: So, what exactly are you researching for your PhD?  As a PhD s ... Read on »
If First You Don’t Succeed, Prophesize Again: In the Face of Dissonant Followers, Camping... by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By P. Getty May 21st has come and gone, yet we are all still here. Are you as shocked as I am? OK, maybe I’m not really surprised that another “Judgment day,” prophe ... Read on »
Should Pakistan be considered a terrorist state? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Kevin R. Betts When the U.S. SEAL team raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan earlier this month, they did so without any approval from Pakistani offi ... Read on »
Obama, Osama, and the Cult of Conspiracy by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By: Christopher C. Duke, PhD In the 1950s, a group of psychologists led by Leon Festinger sought to better understand what happens when people are faced with conflic ... Read on »
Ding Dong The Demon’s Dead! by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By P. Getty If you haven’t heard, we got him! Thanks to a couple dozen of our well-trained Navy Seals and two strategically placed bullets, Osama bin Laden has gone ... Read on »
First Birthers, now Deathers… Why so many conspiracy theories? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Erica Zaiser Just after the “birthers” lost some footing with US President Obama’s release of his full birth certificate , the  “deathers” have begun to questio ... Read on »
Inspire magazine: Senseless extremist propaganda or effective recruitment tool? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Inspire Magazine, Spring Edition By Kevin R. Betts As millions of Americans tune in to news coverage about the death of Osama Bin Laden this week, a much small ... Read on »