Social Groups

The Financial: On September 11, 2001, the air was sizzling with anger—and the anger got hotter as the hours passed. That, anyway, was one finding of a 2010 analysis by Mitja Back, Albrecht Küfner, and Boris Egloff of 85,000 pager messages sent that day. The researchers employed a commonly used More

Baseball and democracy – two things we’re proud to call American. Unfortunately, to immigrants, eating junk food is also associated with being a typical American. A study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science found that immigrants will eat more fatty foods to fit in as Americans. To show More

Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: How well do we know ourselves? “It’s a natural tendency to think we know ourselves better than others do,” says Simine Vazire, an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis and author of a new paper on the subject in the journal Current Directions in Psychological More

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 surgery or blue contact lenses to give their eyes a more “American” appearance. Now comes More