Social Psychology

Friday (15 March) was the 25th Red Nose Day and people up and down the country did something funny for money in order to raise cash for the charity Comic Relief. But why is it so popular?
Having many Facebook friends could help to boost a person's social capital, new research has suggested.
People often believe their names to be rarer than they actually are.
This event will be practitioner-led with talks from speakers from the public and voluntary and community sectors who work in the fields of multiculturalism and intercultural relations.
Our Social Psychology Section, in collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE), is hosting an event to enable practitioners to discuss their specific researc
Listen again to Radio Four’s programme on the ‘quarter-life crisis’ to hear Society member Dr Oliver Robinson’s interview about the troubles of today’s twenty something’s when they are facing tough life choices.
Powerful people are better at dealing with mild rejection than those further down in the pecking order.
This years conference theme is: "Individual and Social Change" The theme of this year’s event is ‘Individual and Social Change’.
Indigenous people who live in isolation do not necessarily have certain personality traits previously believed to be universal.
Young people in the UK are struggling to cope with the demands of daily life, new research has suggested.
When it comes to work and money, people are more likely to be greedy than generous .
Stephen Gibson, Honorary Secretary of the Society's Social Psychology Section, has a letter in this week's Times Higher Education defending social psychology.
Competitive advantages can be gained through in-group biases, new research has indicated.
People are not programmed for conformity and acts of cruelty require enthusiasm as well as obedience.
The social environment in which individuals interact with one another is very important with regard to forging friendships, new
You think you're so special, you probably think this post is about you.
The majority of vendettas come from within a group, new research has suggested.
Whether or not a person likes somebody else can affect their brain activity.
They say a problem shared is a problem halved. Now a team of psychologists in the USA has performed a series of studies that suggest sharing your good news multiplies its benefits for your happiness and longer-term life satisfaction.
Having self-interest imposed on a person might help them to avoid feelings of guilt on the matter.
The exhaustive analysis in Steven Pinker's latest book shows that we are living in the most peaceable age for thousands of years.
People often behave as though they are interested in the wellbeing of the strangers they meet.
You sit down for a chat with a new acquaintance but before you're even started they've placed their phone carefully on the table in front of them. Why? Are they waiting for a call? Do they just enjoy marvelling at its chic plastic beauty?
People from working class backgrounds are more likely to prefer comedy-based theatre shows, new research has suggested.
The authors of a new paper have found that rates of corruption are higher in countries that tip more.
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