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Liberals and Conservatives Favor Their Own Groups When Applying Moral Principles

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Although moral principles are thought to be universal, both liberals and conservatives selectively apply their morals depending on who benefits.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI July 19, 2019

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Dissonance, politics, and a change in children's drawings...see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.

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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI July 12, 2019

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From tech to tv shows, see what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.

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Emotional People Make More Extreme Judgments

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How strongly you feel your emotions is related to how strongly you judge other people’s bad actions – and lots of other things.

Good Reads: How Marsh’s Fear Factor Will Calm Your Worst Fears - Review of Abigail Marsh‘s The Fear Factor

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What do psychopaths and altruists have in common? According to Abigail Marsh’s eye-opening book, The Fear Factor, one answer is that they both have highly unusual brains – at least in one small but very important area.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI April 12, 2019

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This week's roundup includes pieces on pay gaps, gratefulness, and why couples seem to look alike. Read on for the latest in social and personality psychology news and research. 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. 

 

Your (Future) Car’s Moral Compass

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Picture a driverless car cruising down the street. Suddenly, three pedestrians run in front of it. The brakes fail and the car is about to hit and kill all of them. The only way out is if the car crosses to the other lane and swerves into a barrier. But that would kill the passenger it’s carrying. What should the self-driving car do?

Would you change your answer if you knew that the three pedestrians are a male doctor, a female doctor, and their dog, while the passenger is a female athlete? Does it matter if the three pedestrians are jaywalking?

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI March 15, 2019

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Group texts, eco-shopping, and birth order all feature in this week's edition. Read on for the latest in social and personality psychology news and research. 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. 

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