Tag Archives: social psychology

This conference was kid-friendly

The coffee break spread was like nothing I’ve ever seen at a science conference. Interspersed between the bagels, croissants, coffee and tea were goldfish crackers, fresh raspberries, and juice boxes. My husband, shifting our toddler son to his other arm, eyed the gluten-free mini muffins, orange juice and yogurt pouches. He asked me, “Can the
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Why Do We Blame Victims?

This week’s edition of Psych Wednesdays was written by Juli. It was originally published on Psych Your Mind on January 3, 2014. Two months ago Jonathan Martin, a football player on the Miami Dolphins, left the team due to mistreatment from teammates, which included receiving threatening phone messages from another player. The incident raised concerns about hazing within the NFL,
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Psychology At the Movies: Essentialist Musings in Man of Steel

mosYesterday, my spouse and I dropped our newborn daughter off with Grandma and then popped over to the local theater to see this summer’s much anticipated comic-book blockbuster Man of Steel. By any standard, Man of Steel is exceptionally light when it comes to philosophical musings: The plot is predictably linear–good guys fight bad guys who are trying to kill them. At first glance, it may seem like a stretch to write an entire blog entry (for a psychology blog) about the film, given this simple plot design. But, in between the explosions–and there were MANY explosions–the bad guys turned out to be motivated by some very simple psychological principles. Spoilers Ahead!
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