Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Putting the Person Back Together: The Social Psychology of Cultural Animals
Saturday, May 26, 2012,
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Conventional wisdom has held that social psychology studies situations, not people, but students are often more interested in people than situations. A new understanding of humans as cultural animals has emerged from social psychology research. Distinctively human traits were shaped by evolution to make possible the new kinds of social life humans developed, especially culture.
Roy F. Baumeister in the news: The Globe and Mail (Jan 3, 2012), Real Simple (January) , The New York Times (Jan 5, 2012) , The Montreal Gazette (Jan 22, 2012) , The Atlantic (Jan 30, 2012), ScienceNews (Jan 30, 2012), The Guardian (Feb 7, 2012), Financial Times (Feb 17, 2012), The Wall Street Journal (Feb 20, 2012) and The New York Times (Mar 23, 2012).