Category: Psych Wednesdays

Does power help or hurt perspective-taking?

First comes love, then comes the realization that we are navigating life’s journey with another person who may have different thoughts, feelings, and beliefs than us. How do we deal with having differing viewpoints from our romantic partners? Perspective-taking is a fundamental social skill that helps us smoothly steer through the many bumps in the
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Notes on Replication from an Un-Tenured Social Psychologist

This week’s edition of Psych Wednesdays was written by Michael Kraus. It was originally published on Psych Your Mind on May 27, 2014.   Last week the special issue on replication at the Journal of Social Psychology arrived to an explosion of debate (read the entire issue here and read original author Simone Schnall’s commentary on her
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(Sample) Size Matters

On this blog and others, on twitter (@mwkraus), at conferences, and in the halls of the psychology building at the University of Illinois, I have engaged in a wealth of important discussions about improving research methods in social-personality psychology. Many prominent psychologists have offered several helpful suggestions in this regard.
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Parenthood: Trial or Tribulation?

This is the first post in a four-part series on parenthood and happiness. It was originally posted March 20, 2014 by Amie on Pscyh Your Mind. On New Years Day I celebrated not only the start of a new year, but a new phase in my life. A few (long) hours after midnight I became
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