Psychology Website of the Week — Catherine Sanderson Blog: Why Norms Matter

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK Why Norms Matter | Psychology Today DESCRIPTION Why Norms Matter Both historical and present-day examples show us the power of social influence. From the website, written by Dr. Sanderson: “I’m delighted to be writing a blog about the power of social influence. As a professor, I teach and conduct research… Read more »

Psychology Update — For Some, a Second Pandemic Winter Means Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Hitting Hard

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TITLE For Some, a Second Pandemic Winter Means Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Hitting Hard   DESCRIPTION This interesting article is focused upon the diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the now 2-year length of the pandemic and how it has affected those with the affliction.  The article begins by discussing a case of an… Read more »

Psychology Update — That ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ feeling when a memory is elusive is more likely to happen in groups

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TITLE That ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ feeling when a memory is elusive is more likely to happen in groups   DESCRIPTION We have all experience the “tip of the tongue” phenomenon when asked a question:  we feel that we know the answer but it just ever so slightly eludes us.  “On the surface, a tip-of-the-tongue feeling reflects a memory… Read more »

Psychology Update — Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95

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TITLE Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95   DESCRIPTION Perhaps one of the most famous Psychologists of the 20th century, Albert Bandura paved a new road in our understanding of human behavior through his most famous experiment about which every Psychology learns in the introductory course.  “He was most known for his… Read more »

Psychology Update — But it feels safe: How psychology helps us understand misperceptions of risk

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TITLE But it feels safe: How psychology helps us understand misperceptions of risk   DESCRIPTION What a fabulous article that applies Psychology to our every day lives during the covid pandemic.  The author sites a number of interesting studies that point out how we let our guard down and misperceive risk around friends and family. … Read more »

Psychology Update — Why Even the Most Reasonable People You Know Are Bending Covid Safety Rules

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TITLE Why Even the Most Reasonable People You Know Are Bending Covid Safety Rules   DESCRIPTION What a timely fascinating article that applies Social Psychology research to the actions of others regarding the Covid safety protocols such as wearing a mask and socially distancing.  The article focuses on social situations wherein personal discomfort arises when… Read more »