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Self-Objectification May Inhibit Women’s Social Activism

Women who live in a culture in which they are objectified by others may in turn begin to objectify themselves. This kind of self-objectification may reduce women’s involvement in social activism, according to new research published in Psychological Science. ... More>


Jumpstarting the Talking Cure

The “talking cure” originally referred to psychoanalysis, the brand of therapy made famous by Sigmund Freud and his followers. Today the phrase describes a very wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches, […]... More>


Tight Times May Change Our Perceptions of Who ‘Belongs’

From the playground to the office, a key aspect of our social lives involves figuring out who “belongs” and who doesn’t. Our biases lead us -- whether we're aware of it or not -- to favor people who belong to our own social group. Scientists theorize that these prevalent in-group biases may give us a competitive advantage against others, especially when important resources are limited. ... More>


Perspectives Article Wins 2011 Best Paper Award

A paper published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, “The situated inference model of priming: An integrative account of construal, behavior, and goal priming” was awarded the 2011 Best Paper Award from the International Social Cognition Network. ... More>