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New research suggests that dual-identity immigrants -- first-generation immigrants and their descendants who identify with both their cultural minority group and the society they now live in -- may be more prone to political radicalism if they perceive their two cultural identities to be incompatible. ... More>
As humans, we organize ourselves in myriad different kinds of social groups, from scout troops and sports teams to networks of friends, colleagues, or classmates. But how do these social groups work? How do we decide whom to trust and whom to follow? And how do we deal with people that don’t seem to fit the norms of our social groups? New research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, explores these issues by examining various facets of social perception and behavior. ... More>
APS Fellow Michele Gelfand, an expert in the study of conflicts and comparative cultures, accepted the Anneliese Maier Research Award at a ceremony at Heidelberg University, Germany. ... More>
APS Fellow Jonathan Haidt, New York University, has been all over the news lately. Why? Because in the US, the election-season mudslinging has begun. With each party striving to gain an advantage, the science behind voting behavior, political ideology, and compromise is crucial. ... More>