Currently browsing "Social Influences"

How Do Social Pressures Tip Our Ethical Balancing Acts?

What happens when someone asks you to do something unethical? Will your moral standards balance out any qualms you have about just saying no? ... More>


For Black Professional Men, It’s Who You Are, Not Who You Know

As a recent study shows, networking seems to be less of a factor in Black men's career accomplishments than are education and motivation. ... More>


Observation

Books to Check Out: January 2014

Starting this month, the Observer will be publishing a list of recent books by APS members. ... More>


Presidential Column

Applying Psychology to Public Policy

Behavioral science is helping the British government save tens of millions of pounds. Guest Presidential Columnist David Halpern describes how the UK Cabinet-level office he heads is making that happen. ... More>


Observation

The ‘Heartwarming’ Nature of Social Bonds

Social "warmth" may be more than metaphor, as new research reveals that the same brain areas are involved in the perception of physical warmth and in heartwarming social experiences. ... More>