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 — 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 »

Psychology Website of the Week —

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THIS UPDATE IS A BONUS “BEST OF PRESENTATION” OF FALL 2019   PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Mary Kite’s website:  Teaching Resources for Diversity-Related Courses URL http://breakingprejudice.org/   DESCRIPTION (excerpted from PsychTeacher which is a moderated discussion list for teachers of psychologynowned by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and hosted by Kennesaw… Read more »

Psychology Update — The F.D.A.’s New Cigarette Warnings Are Disturbing. See for Yourself

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TITLE The F.D.A.’s New Cigarette Warnings Are Disturbing. See for Yourself   DESCRIPTION This article should be read in context of Social Psychology topics of attitude, persuasion, and advertising.  The class should first be asked to read the textbook material in these Social Psychology topics and then discuss the article. The article details efforts to… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 ARTICLES RELATED TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

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3 ARTICLES RELATED TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY This week’s Psychology Update features three perspectives on Social Psychology related to social media and persuasion, persuasion techniques, and the application of Social Psychology to the workplace.   ARTICLE #1 TITLE It’s True: False News Spreads Faster and Wider. And Humans Are to Blame.   DESCRIPTION The article provides… Read more »

Psychology Update — How Kids Learn Prejudice

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TITLE How Kids Learn Prejudice   DESCRIPTION This is a great article for use with either the child development chapters and most certainly Social Psychology chapters in the text book.  It briefly discusses the “Trump Effect” of the current election but most importantly points out that attitudes are developed early in childhood.   “Developmental psychology research… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — Society for Personality and Social Psychology

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WEBSITE OF THE WEEK TITLE Society for Personality and Social Psychology URL       http://www.spsp.org/resources   DESCRIPTION This is a wonderful website for your classes to explore.  For those students who are interested in either or both Personality and/or Social Psychology, the site gives them an entree into genuine professional issues NOTE: The url link listed… Read more »

Psychology Update — When ‘Deshawn’ And ‘Greg’ Act Out In Class, Guess Who Gets Branded A Troublemaker

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When ‘Deshawn’ And ‘Greg’ Act Out In Class, Guess Who Gets Branded A Troublemaker DESCRIPTION It is well known that there are disparities found in the discipline of students of differing ethnic and racial differences in public schools.  The authors, Okonofua and Eberhart performed two simple experiments that examined stereotype and bias among teachers.  In… Read more »