The Value of Values in Poverty Reduction
Anti-poverty programs in the developing world often sputter because they clash with local culture and values. But researchers are finding success with programs that align with the tenets of the communities they’re trying to help.
The Psychology of Fact-Checking
APS Fellow/Author: Stephen J. Ceci Distortions and outright lies by politicians and pundits have become so common that major news outlets like the Associated Press, CNN, BBC, Fox News,and Washington Post routinely assign journalists and fact-checkers to
New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science
A sample of articles on women in psychological science, behavior regulation, political slant of research, culture in the study of brain and development, updating beliefs and mental health, and the science of virtue.
The WEIRD Science of Culture, Values, and Behavior
Four scientists outline social, developmental, and anthropological perspectives that are expanding behavioral research beyond narrow Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic populations.
People Who Value Virtue Show Wiser Reasoning
We’re often better at working through our friends’ problems than our own—but people who are motivated to develop the best in themselves and others don’t show this bias.
School Principals Shape Students’ Values Via School Climate
Principals’ values are linked with aspects of school climate which are, in turn, linked with students’ own values, research shows.