Character  &  Context

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI August 25, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.

On the Blogs

Beyond the Bystander Effect via Character & Context
Cameron Brick writes on thier recent research that "explored how people might use pro-environmental behaviors to signal valued group memberships."
Alison Gropnik and Tom Griffiths discuss thier recent work, asking, "How does the ability to come up with unusual ideas change as we grow older?"
Becky Back writes on research by Jon Krosnick on what smokers and non-smokers think about their perception of the chances of getting lung cancer.

In SPSP's News Center

New research replicates that positive emotion and social words are associated with religious affiliation whereas negative emotion and cognitive processes are more associated with non-religious affiliation. Coverage includes Patheos and The Daily Mail.

In the News

Could your personality derail your career? via Harvard Business Review
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