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Help yourself by helping others: Lessons from the Fargo flood fight by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Kevin R. Betts Around this time of year almost annually, residents of Fargo, ND and surrounding cities get together to do something most people couldn’t imagine d ... Read on »
We’re all in this together… doing it in our own way by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By: Dr. Christopher C. Duke For better or for worse, global issues like climate change are bound up with existing social identities (Recap: a social identity is any ty ... Read on »
I’m Back with a New Identity: Baby Daddy! by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health by P. Getty I want to begin this entry with a short apology to my loyal readers—all ten of you—for taking some time away from the blog. I understand if you are upset ... Read on »
What makes us happy on Valentine’s Day? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Cut-out book of Valentines circa 1940. Valentine’s Day was established in honor of three early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, but today people celebrate ro ... Read on »
“I” love “you” by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and so many couples may be reflecting on the status of their relationship. If you aren’t already over-thinking what every little thing your par ... Read on »
Could Stereotype Threat Be Part of the Pennsylvania School Curriculum? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By: Megan Birney Educators at McCaskey East High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania are trying something different to close the academic achievement gap between black ... Read on »
Bias causes bias by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By, Adam K. Fetterman The New York Times  reviewed a talk given at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference by Jonathan Haidt. As an attendee, ... Read on »
What is it about groups that promotes aggression? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Protesters urge Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to leave office By Kevin R. Betts Looking at recent news events, it seems apparent that acts of aggression oft ... Read on »
Emotions as a Source of Motivation by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Walk proud… walk like an Egyptian! I was in Egypt from Tuesday 25 January through Saturday 29 January 2011, i.e. the first five days of the people’s up ... Read on »
Uprising in Egypt: Social Identity in Motion by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health   The recent sustained uprising in Egypt has captured the world’s attention in evocative and dramatic form, with the final resolution still in question. The upris ... Read on »
“Why didn’t anyone stop this? It seems so obvious!” by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By, Adam K. Fetterman After an act of extreme violence, it is normal for people to want answers. The shooting of Arizona officials a couple weeks ago is no exception. Br ... Read on »
On the effectiveness of intergroup apologies, part II by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Gov. Robert Bentley apologized for discriminatory remarks on Wednesday By Kevin R. Betts In late November, I wrote about the effectiveness of apologies for red ... Read on »
Partitioning Sudan: Failure or Successful Resolution? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health People lined up to register to vote in Abyei, Sudan, 18 November 2009. Photo courtesy of U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan. The views expressed here have not been endorsed by ... Read on »
Priming racist symbol promotes racist voting by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By: Erica Zaiser Since the media is already beginning to review the last US presidential election in order to predict the next one, I thought it would be a good time ... Read on »
Potty Mouth Decriminalized in Pennsylvania, but Still Threatens Credibility by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By P. Getty On several occasions now, I’ve reported on some of the weird laws and customs I’ve witnessed since moving to Pennsylvania from Oregon. Generally, th ... Read on »
Did intergroup threat act as a precursor to the Arizona shooting rampage? by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Jared Loughner's Pima County booking photo By Kevin R. Betts Twenty-two year old Jared Loughner stood in a Phoenix courtroom yesterday faced with federal murde ... Read on »
Part 2 of our continuing series: I’m Pissed! by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health by P. Getty A new study by Malka, Soto, Cohen, and Miller (2010) suggests that Christianity, and religiosity more generally, leads to political conservatism, which i ... Read on »
Yum! This imagined cake is as good as the real thing. by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Erica Zaiser For some people, all the delicious calorific treats being pushed by friends and relatives during the holiday season can be a joyous and tasty time. B ... Read on »
Your evidence is wrong, because I disagree! by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By, Adam K. Fetterman After the Senate passed a bill to repeal the unpopular “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), it was up to President Obama to sign the bill. He did so on ... Read on »
Treat yourself to a health screening this New Year by Social Psychology Eye Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By Kevin R. Betts On the morning of December 12th, my aunt suffered a heart attack that nearly took her life. The attack was so severe that she was rushed to the hos ... Read on »