Do Immigrant Kids Get Fat to Fit In?
TIME: Many foreign-born American citizens have said they feel that their fellow U.S. citizens question their Americanness. This spurning can be particularly difficult for immigrants’ U.S.-born children: some Asian-American kids, for instance, have sought plastic
Immigrants Eat American Junk Food to Fit In: Study
U.S. News and World Report: After moving to the United States, immigrant groups trying to fit in tend to choose high-calorie, fatty foods in an attempt to appear more American, a new study finds. That’s
Does this green card make me look fat?
The Vancouver Sun: Moving to the U.S. could be bad for your waistline, according to a forthcoming study linking fatty foods with the desire to belong. Within 15 years of moving to the States, research
Why Happiness Isn’t Always Good: Asians vs. Americans
TIME: Among journalists — and less so among psychologists — the subset of mental-health research called “positive psychology” has become powerfully influential. Positive psychology, which was more or less founded by a University of Pennsylvania
New Research From Psychological Science
Effects of Adult Attachment and Emotional Distractors on Brain Mechanisms of Cognitive Control Stacie L. Warren, Kelly K. Bost, Glenn I. Roisman, Rebecca Levin Silton, Jeffrey M. Spielberg, Anna S. Engels, Eunsil Choi, Bradley P.
Students Benefit From Ethnic Diversity
Fifty-two years after the Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of Education, psychological science measures just how far we’ve come. The decision that opened the door for classroom diversity has also yielded feelings of