News tagged with social psychology
A new University of British Columbia study finds that the way individuals experience the universal emotion of pride directly impacts how racist and homophobic their attitudes toward other people are.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- It turns out that the milk of human kindness is evoked by something besides mom's good example.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Homophobia linked to lack of awareness of one's sexual orientation and authoritarian parenting, study shows
Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates. The study is ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 07, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (18) | 0 |
People who are excluded by others online, such as on Facebook, may feel just as bad as if they had been excluded in person, according to researchers at Penn State and Misericordia University.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
The new UK alcohol strategy includes a plan to ensure that General Practitioners (GPs) advise heavy drinkers to cut down. There is good evidence that this can reduce how much people drink. The big question is, what should ...
Health Mar 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The process of melding individuals into effective, problem-solving groups should involve empowering individuals to realize they have important ideas to share.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 28, 2012 | 2.2 / 5 (6) | 6 |
Teaching students of all ages about the value of diversity and the serious mental health impacts of bias and stereotyping will help end widespread discrimination in the United States, according to a new American Psychological ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 27, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- How well do findings in the psychology lab generalize to real life? This criterionexternal validityis probably the most important for experimental psychology. So it was good news ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Obese white teenage girls who lose weight may benefit physically, but the weight change does not guarantee they are going to feel better about themselves, according to a Purdue University study.
Health Mar 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Claims on food labels that a product is organic, locally produced or made by workers subject to fair labor practices may mislead consumers into thinking that such foods are low in calories, ...
Health Mar 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
When it comes to intergroup conflict, the group with less power benefits more from sharing its perspective
To help promote peace in the Middle East, many organizations have established "peace camps" or similar conflict-resolution programs that bring Israelis and Palestinians together to foster greater understanding ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In response to a 2011 study suggesting the existence of precognition, or the ability to predict future events using psychic powers, a new group of researchers report that attempts to replicate the previous results were unsuccessful. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 7 |
Can a person's Facebook profile reveal what kind of employee he or she might be? The answer is yes, and with unnerving accuracy, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 02, 2012 | 1.7 / 5 (19) | 16
In this world, there are winners and losers and, for your own safety, it is best to fear the winners.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Diversity has become a goal for all sorts of institutionsbut what it means may depend on who you ask. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Scienc ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0