Psychology

The Sociology of Psychologies: What is It and Why Does It Matter?

Throughout the 20th century, psychological knowledge managed to break free from the confines of academic debates and clinical practice, defining, by the early 21st century at the latest, how we think about who we are, how we feel, what our goals in life are, how we form relationships with others, and how society’s institutions operate

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Tear gas released at US Capitol

Harnessing the Power of a Mob

David Canter considers what the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington tells us about the power inherent in a crowd.

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Optical illusion involving nodes and squares

A Different Kind of Masking Helps Explain Consciousness

How much are you conscious of right now? Are you conscious of just the words in the center of your visual field or all the words surrounding it? We tend to assume that our visual consciousness gives us a rich and detailed picture of the entire scene in front of us. The truth is very different

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Donal Trump on election night

The Trump Conundrum

David Canter, a psychologist observing from the United Kingdom, struggles to explain how Trump got 70 million votes in the United states

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Jennifer Richeson to Receive SAGE-CASBS Award

Yale University social psychologist Jennifer Richeson, whose research into intergroup interactions has created a much deeper understanding of inequality and racism in the United States, will receive the 2020 SAGE-CASBS Award.

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Reading fake news on tablet

10 Tips for Spotting Misinformation Online

It’s tempting to blame bots and trolls for spreading misinformation. But really it’s our own fault for sharing so widely. Research has confirmed that lies spread faster than truth – mainly because lies are not bound to the same rules as truth.

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