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Confirmation Bias, Satire, and Stephen Colbert by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Stephen Colbert By: Christopher C. Duke, PhD Even if you are not a psychologist, you have probably heard of confirmation bias . Whether you have heard of it or ... Read on »
Social support as a psychological stressor, implications for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at a political rally in January By Kevin R. Betts Some of you will remember my post back in January about Jared Lo ... Read on »
J. Crew Ad Met with Harsh Words from a Hack Psychiatrist: Dr. Ablow Exposes his Ignorance of... by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By P Getty Recently, an uproar in the media erupted after J. Crew put out an online ad featuring Jenna Lyons and her young son. The picture portrays a loving mother ... Read on »
Federal impasse averted, but fundamental partisan differences divide the U.S. government by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health U.S. Capital Building, Washington, D.C. Courtesy of Ed Brown. The Federal budget was finally passed by the U.S. Congress at the last possible hour this past Friday b ... Read on »
Monkey see, monkey yawn … other monkey yawn by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health   By Erica Zaiser Yawning has always been thought of as “contagious” among humans. When someone in a group yawns it always seems to set off a trend of yawni ... Read on »
Religion as a weapon: Time to disarm by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By, Adam K. Fetterman After the burning of a Koran in Florida, violent protests erupted in Afghanistan, killing at least 12 people, and it continues . As humans, we look ... Read on »
Why do we join groups? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Kevin R. Betts It seems that we are all a member of at least one group; most of us are a member of many. Although our membership within some of these groups is pr ... Read on »
On Being Phony at Being Phony: The Impostor Phenomenon by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By: Christopher C. Duke, Ph.D. Do you ever feel like you are, in some way, a fraud? Despite your successes in life – your good grades, your professional accomplishme ... Read on »
All Suffering is not Equal, Apparently: Attributions of Blame Influence Willingness to Donate and... by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By P. Getty I would like to take this opportunity to revisit the topic of my last entry, but from a different vantage point. Last time I reported on the horrific nat ... Read on »
Strategic advantages to helping international out-groups by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health U.S. aid workers load supplies for relief efforts in Japan By Kevin R. Betts The United States has played a supportive role in at least two major world events ... Read on »
Reshaping reality by reshaping social perceptions: the power of talk in promoting equality by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By: Dr. Christopher C. Duke If you have taken an introductory social psychology class, you have probably heard of stereotype threat . This is a phenomenon where maki ... Read on »
Finding a Human In-group in the Wake of a Ravaged Japan by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By P. Getty Much of the research tackling questions regarding our shared human identity seems to focus on the infra-humanization and de-humanization of out-group mem ... Read on »
Affirmative action for women in Iraq by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Iraqi Minister for the Environment Narmin Othman, at a women’s conference in Ramadi, 29 March 2008. Othman is one of the few women in Iraq who has reached the post of Min ... Read on »
Bystanders… just standing by. When do people help and when do they not? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Erica Zaiser Understanding when and why people intervene to help others, or when they don’t, is at the heart of social psychology. All students of psychology stud ... Read on »
Social and Personality Psychology Compass first Video Abstract by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Using Neuroscience to Broaden Emotion Regulation: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations (pages 475–493) Elliot T. Berkman and Matthew D. Lieberman Abstra ... Read on »
Cooperation begets cooperation by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Volunteers organize to fight a Spring flood in Fargo, ND. Image courtesy of Adam Fetterman. By Kevin R. Betts When we anticipate that others will act cooperati ... Read on »
Astrology, the Forer Effect, and the Allure of Personal Feedback by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Dr. Christopher C. Duke You may have heard some of the recent discussions that the astrological zodiac is actually astronomically inaccurate. Because of shif ... Read on »
Can Lust for Revenge Reflect Moral Outrage? Reflecting on a Paternal Homicide. by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By P. Getty Tuesday, police officers in LA County fired on and killed a teenage father, Christopher Earl Glass, 17, after kidnapped and brutally stabbing his 5-month ... Read on »
Will Libya be the next Egypt and Tunisia? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Representatives of the Libyan Community in Ireland handed a letter to the Department of Foreign Affairs today urging the Government, the EU and the UN to stand by the peop ... Read on »
Ostracism and School Shootings: What’s the Connection? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By: Megan Birney In California today a teacher became yet another victim of gun violence in U.S. schools. According to initial reports, the teacher was shot b ... Read on »