Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Psychology & Psychiatry

Commit a crime? Loved ones got your back

Reading about a child abuse case or someone burglarizing homes often stirs feelings of disgust, anger and disbelief when it's learned the perpetrator's family or friends did nothing to stop it or report it to police.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Nonverbal signals can create bias against larger groups

If children are exposed to bias against one person, will they develop a bias against that person's entire group? The answer is yes, according to new research from University of Georgia social psychologist Allison Skinner. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are attitudes contagious?

If you were to meet two new people, and others seem to be more friendly toward one of those individuals, would that lead you to like that individual more than the other?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Seeing the doctor? Relax, you'll remember more

Some patients feel shame, anxiety or fear immediately before seeing their doctor, making them tense. But if they can relax and become calm, patients will likely pay attention to and better comprehend health messages, suggests ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Left out: Researcher probes the pain of ostracism

The sad sensation of being left out inspires feelings of anger, sadness and revenge in humans – some of whom even express interest in joining gangs after being left out, according to research from the University of Virginia.

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