Social Psychology

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Psychology is coming to terms with the idea that replication is a vital ingredient in the recipe of discovery.

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Males are more likely to commit spiteful deeds than females, new research has concluded.

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New research has suggested that the state of the economy at the time of a person's birth could influence how narcissistic they turn out to be.

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Students could be encouraged to drink alcohol at safer levels if a more positive image existed of those who opt to abstain completely, according to new research being presented at the

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A study into how people perceive masculinity has revealed prejudices exist in society today.
 

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Implicit attitudes are one of the hottest topics in social psychology. Now a massive new study directly compares methods for changing them.

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Living in a household that contains a child's grandparents as well as its parents could raise the risk of the mother experiencing depression within a year after giving birth, according to a new study.

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University of Glasgow (UoG) chair of health psychology Professor Rory O'Connor has been awarded status of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).

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Millions of people around the world may be deliberately avoiding feeling too happy with their lives because they fear it may tempt fate to bring them some bad luck, a study h

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Interacting with people on Facebook could result in greater levels of anxiety when eventually meeting those individuals face-to-face, particularly among those who are already socially anxious.

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Having a dual ethno-national identification could influence how people feel about taking political action on behalf of minority religious groups, according to a study published in the British Psychological Society's British Journal of Social Psych

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Many studies have shown that people tend to exaggerate their own positive characteristics and abilities. A popular example is the finding that most drivers think they are a better-than-average driver. 

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The results of a new study have provided some fascinating insights into paranoia and how helping people to feel more confident could assist them in overcoming it.

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An analysis of girls' performances in 12 US school chess tournaments has found they tend to underperform when playing against boys.

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As a tragedy unfolds, only the callous or gauche would joke about it. Yet with time, topics previously off limits come to be seen as fair game for humour.

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The 2014 conference theme is 'The personal and the political in social psychology' .

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A new study has discovered that when someone perceives another person as trustworthy, they begin to see this individual's face as more similar to their own.

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People are more likely to lie during the afternoon than in the morning, new research has suggested.

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If we ask someone to do something unethical, we underestimate what a difficult position we've put them in. New research suggests that to avoid social discomfort, many people will agree to perform a bad deed rather than say no.

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People who are not used to being in a position of power are more likely to show signs of vengefulness when placed in charge of situations in which they perceive wrongdoing, a new study has found.

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The social dynamic of a reluctant non-drinker coerced to join in with the drinking majority will be familiar to many readers.

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Getting involved with a charity or good cause on social media may make people less likely to actually donate money or other resources to it, according to

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Myths abound regarding the behaviour of crowds in emergencies.

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Depressive symptoms among mothers of low-income families are not eased through marriage or neighbourly support.

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Consuming has become a lifestyle and is no longer a requirement for survival.

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