Why Trying to Be Less Awkward Never Works
You know that thing where someone is walking toward you, and you move one way but so do they, then you move the other way but so do they, and you repeat this dance until
Experimenters’ Expectations May Shape Priming Results
How do your expectations about an interaction affect the outcome? In any social situation, the beliefs you’ve developed over time can influence the way you behave towards and react to a conversation partner. Although you
Why do fans riot after a win? The science behind Philadelphia’s Super Bowl chaos.
Fires in the streets. Smashed windows. Flipped cars. Light poles toppled by alcohol-fueled crowds. Philadelphia awoke this morning after the triumph of Super Bowl Sunday to a city in disarray and this vexing question: What
Polluted Air May Pollute Our Morality
Data from archival and experimental studies indicate that exposure to air pollution, either physically or mentally, is linked with unethical behavior such as crime and cheating.
Studying First Impressions: What to Consider?
First impressions are long-lasting. This familiar phrase indicates one of the many reasons that studying people’s first impressions is critical for social psychologists. Any information about a person, from her physical properties to her nonverbal
Probing the Good in Bad Behavior
Some human conduct widely considered to be nasty or harmful, such as objectification and gossiping, may have some beneficial features after all, according to a stream of recent behavioral studies.