Yale University, USA www.yale.edu/scdlab/ What does your research focus on? My research sits at the intersection of social and developmental psychology, exploring the emergence and development of social cognition. My lab focuses on three primary
What Surveys Don’t Know About You
The Wall Street Journal: Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture riffs today on how meaningless he finds the National Retail Federation surveys of how much consumers expect to spend at holiday time. His table of
Anti-Thanksgiving? Complaining can be a good thing
msnbc: If Thanksgiving weekend is a time for gratitude, let’s make the weekend before the holiday a time for whining. Actually, two studies out this week explore the upside of negative thinking. Sometimes, believing that everything’s the worst
People Seem More Likely to Follow Rules They Can’t Beat
U.S. News & World Report: People who believe a rule or restriction is absolute are more likely to accept it than those who think the rule has some wiggle room, according to a new study.
People rebel when they feel there is a way out
The Economic Times: People stuck with a rule are more likely to tolerate it than people who think the rule isn’t definite. And this could explain many things, from unrequited love to the uprisings in
How old do you feel inside?
Chicago Tribune: Those of us lucky enough to grow old must contend with the miserable stereotypes of what it’s like: the frailty, the forgetfulness, the early bird specials. But in aging, as in many things