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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI August 16, 2019

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Cabbage rolls, water bottles, and disappointment: See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's ICYMI roundup.

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The Challenge and Risk of Seeing Problems as Clinical Disorders

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Ideas about what is a problem or simple misbehavior versus what is a clinical disorder have evolved over the past few decades. The consequences of this evolution are complicated.

The Ten-Year Itch – and How to Scratch It Safely

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As adults approach each new decade of life, they begin to think about and seek out meaning. This is both good and bad.
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“Head-ing” towards a New Understanding of Face Perception

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Subtle head movements can dramatically change the way a person’s face appears and thereby affect other people’s perceptions of the person.

Speciesism: How We Privilege Certain Animals Over Others

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Is there any connection between preferring dogs over pigs and preferring some social groups over others? Research on speciesism suggests that the answer is yes.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI August 9, 2019

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See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's ICYMI roundup.

Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews. 

How Your Power May Affect My Impression of You

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When do stupid behaviors mean that someone is stupid? New research suggests that, when people do stupid things, we are more likely to cut them a break if they are powerful than if they are powerless.

Why Do Teenagers Expect People to Reject Them?

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If you assume that other people will disappoint or reject you, the quality of your relationship with your parents and your parents’ relationship with each other could have played a role.

American Liberals & Conservatives Have Different Views on Equity, Share Value of “Protestant Work Ethic”

American liberals and conservatives have different views on equity, according to a new study focusing on Moral Foundations Theory, but are not that different from each other when it comes to the “Protestant work ethic.”

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