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From political psychology to ethical porn to sports psychology to therapy to race issues to mindsets for coping during a global pandemic and having success in one’s life, The Psychology Podcast had you covered in 2020. Here’s a sampling of some of the top podcast episodes from this year. Caroline Webb || How to Have a […]
“We must understand love; we must be able to teach it, to create it, to predict it, or else the world is lost to hostility and to suspicion.” – Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Being In his article “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person“, the philosopher Alain de Botton noted that “choosing whom to commit […]
A lot has been written about assholes over the years (for example, see Bob Sutton’s terrific book on surviving assholes in the workplace). But what is an asshole, really? What are the traits and characteristics of those whom we typically deem “asshole” in polite society? How do we differentiate between different asshole types? Who are not assholes? In this post, I’ll […]
The self-identified positive attributes and favourite activities of children on the autism spectrum Megan Clark & Dawn Adams Background: When autism is viewed through a deficit lens the strengths, positive attributes and interests of individuals on the spectrum can be overshadowed. A strengths-based focus counteracts the deficit view that is traditionally associated with developmental disabilites. More […]
The Policy Relevance of Personality Traits Wiebke Bleidorn et al., in press at American Psychologist Personality traits are powerful predictors of outcomes in the domains of education, work, relationships, health, and well-being. The recognized importance of personality traits has raised questions about their policy relevance – that is, their potential to inform policy actions designed […]
Lingshan Zhang, Anthony J. Lee, Lisa M. DeBruine, and Benedict C. Jones Abstract On average, women show stronger preferences for mates with good earning capacity than men do, while men show stronger preferences for physically attractive mates than women do. Studies reporting that sex differences in mate preferences are smaller in countries with greater gender […]
Scott Barry Kaufman's talk for FAN was a sensitive, engaging mix of heart, intellect, and insight. Lonnie Stonitsch, Family Action Network