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Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI July 26, 2019

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From foul language to fake news inoculations, there's a lot of intriguing research out there. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

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. 

Is Social Media Damaging Our Mental Health?

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Social media can make users unhappy with themselves and their lives.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI June 21, 2019

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Fashion advice, dating advice, and a thread on being at the wrong place for a conference. See what else you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology. 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. 

Emotions Matter More for People’s Life Satisfaction in Religious than Secular Countries

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How much you use your feelings to judge the quality of your life may depend on whether your country is mostly religious or secular.

Giving Feels Good, Even for Criminals

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Giving feels good for most people, and new research suggests that this is true for at risk youth and ex-offenders too.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI March 22, 2019

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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. 

People’s Notions of a Perfect Life are Surprisingly Modest

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When I was a kid I was always fascinated by genie-in-the-bottle scenarios, where people could choose three wishes. It’s a question that’s exciting but also weirdly stressful to ponder. If there were no limits to how you lived your life – if you could have for yourself whatever you wanted - what would you choose?

Smartphone Use Undermines Enjoyment of Face-to-Face Interactions at Dinnertime

Atlanta, GA - While “Take your elbows off the dinner table,” is a common refrain for many families, people may soon add, “take your phone off the table” to the list, too.  According to research being presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, people with smartphones present during dinner time report less enjoyment than those who kept their phones away.

There’s been the assumption that engaging in phone use during social interactions would dampen happiness, but this is the first field experiment to gather empirical data to prove the point.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI July 28, 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.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI June 16, 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.

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