Social Groups

Collective Emotions; Exploring the alignment of joy, sadness, anger, and more

From team sports to social media, shared emotions and perceptions of social support can enhance social belonging and encourage prosocial behavior. But they don’t always bring out the best in groups. Scientists look at the psychological processes that allow us to experience emotions together. More

Shot of a team of surgeons performing a surgery in an operating room

People make statistically-informed judgments about who is more likely to hold particular professions even though they criticize others for the same behavior, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “People don’t like it when someone uses group averages to make judgments about More