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Multiplying Social Divisions: The Psychology of Us, Them and Rivalrous Cohesion Following the EU Referendum
By Dominic Abrams and Giovanni A. Travaglino | Published: July 14, 2016
As well as beginning the long and painful divorce with the European Union, Dominic Abrams and Giovanni A. Travaglino say about Brexit, the United Kingdom is also entering a social space with very different, and very worrying, future dominated by what they term 'rivalrous cohesion.'
By Keith Laws | Published: June 27, 2016
The problems associated with modern psychology are longstanding and cultural, with researchers, reviewers, editors, journals and news-media all prioritizing and benefiting from the quest for novelty, says Keith Laws.
By Nadira Faber | Published: February 29, 2016
As we are often reminded, we urgently and drastically need to limit our use of one shared resource – fossil fuels – and its effect on another – the climate. But how realistic is this goal, both for national leaders and for us? Well, psychology may hold some answers.
By China Mills and Jenny Slater | Published: February 24, 2016
The current A-Level exams in psychology taken by British teens reflect a curriculum focusing on 'problems' within individuals, argue two UK psychologists, rather than taking into account the influence of society on people’s actions and behavior.
By Social Science Space | Published: December 23, 2015
Stanford’s Albert Bandura, a psychologist who first gained acclaim for his study of learned violence involving a Bobo doll, has received one of seven National Medals of Science awarded by President Barack Obama this year.
By Huw Green | Published: September 14, 2015
Psychology is still digesting the implications of a large study published last month, in which a team led by University of Virginia’s Brian Nosek repeated 100 psychological experiments and found that only 36 percent of originally “significant” (in the statistical sense) results were replicated. Commentators are divided over how much to worry about the news. […]
By Elizabeth Gilbert and Nina Strohminger | Published: August 27, 2015
A small but vocal contingent of researchers has maintained that many, perhaps most, published studies are wrong. But how bad is this problem, exactly? And what features make a study more or less likely to turn out to be true? A team of 270 researchers asked the question of published psychology studies.
By J. Wesley Boyd | Published: July 15, 2015
The US tortured prisoners in the 'War on Terror.' That that a major health care association colluded in this, argues J. Wesley Boyd, is unconscionable.
By Suzanne Bouffard | Published: April 21, 2015
Every year, innocent people sit in prison cells, some of them even on death row. A surprising number are there because they confessed to crimes they did not commit. Psychologist Saul Kassin is looking into why.
By Kate Wheeling | Published: March 17, 2015
New Zealand native Brian Sutton-Smith, a developmental psychologist who brought study of fun off the playground and into the classroom, passed away earlier this month at age 90.
By Social Science Space | Published: September 4, 2014
The latest winners of the Gold Goose Award for seemingly weird science with big practical benefits are researchers whose brush with lab rat love is now helping thousands of preemies.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: July 16, 2014
What does the Facebook emotional contagion study really tells us about research ethics? Perhaps, argues Robert Dingwall, that its time to deregulate public social science.