• The Big Challenges of Making Small Changes in Family Life

    When people find out about the family research that I conduct as a social scientist, they often look at me quizzically and ask “that’s nice, but how useful is it?”  To them, advancing understand...
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  • Group Differences in Family Behavior?  Look Deeper.

    Across the various socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups within our diverse population, there are more similarities in how people think about families and engage in family life than there are differences.  That ...
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  • Sandwich Generation Experiences as the New Adult Normal

    From the AARP to politicians to the health care industry to the popular media, there is a lot of concern over the challenges that the U.S. faces taking care of an aging population and the toll it might take on individ...
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  • What is Up with Helicopter Parents?

    Helicopter parent is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot these days, rarely as a compliment.  It refers to the idea that modern parents hover over their children, vigilantly paying attention and ready to swoop...
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  • Psychology’s Zombie Ideas

    Paul Krugman’s Arguing with Zombies (2020) identifies “zombie ideas”—repeatedly refuted ideas that refuse to die. He offers economic zombie ideas that survive to continue eating people’s ...
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  • A new Netflix series about academics?

    Well now this could be interesting. A New Netflix Show Will Tackle Life as a Department Chair. Academics Have Thoughts. - The Chronicle of Higher Education http://ow.ly/5z3n30qkUV8 psychstudentrss
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  • Classical conditioning courtesy of Charlie Brown and Lucy

    Many cartoonists are excellent observers of the human condition. One of the best is Charles Schulz of Peanuts fame. With 50 years of comic strips, that’s 17,897 individual strips—drawn by him and him alone...
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  • The Arctic lacks monocular cues: How does that affect what we perceive?

    In the Intro Psych sensation and perception chapter, we often cover monocular cues. While it’s fine to think about how monocular cues help us perceive depth, I had never given much thought to what we would perce...
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  • Is Social Media Undermining Your Relationships?

    Have you ever wondered if social media makes relationships harder? If so, read this! How Social Media Might Undermine Romantic Relationships | SPSP http://ow.ly/95cI30qiLMC psychstudentrss
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  • Shifting ingroups from TV2 Denmark

    Ingroups can be pretty powerful. We tend to like people in our ingroups more than people in our outgroups (ingroup bias), and we tend to see people in our outgroups as being more like each other than people in our ing...
    Sue Frantz
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  • Mitt Romney and the Social Psychology of Dissent

    In a long-ago experiment by Columbia University social psychologist Stanley Schachter, groups discussed how to deal with fictional juvenile delinquent “Johnny Rocco.” One “modal” group member (...
    David Myers
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  • Your Partner is PERFECT For You!

    Feeling the Valentine's Day love? People Who Think Their Partners Are a Perfect Fit Stay Happier—Even if They’re Wrong – Association for Psychological Science – APS http://ow.ly/3SFa30qhci...
    Jenel Cavazos
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  • Culture War in the Classroom

    Has your university seen changes in the curriculum or in classroom behavior in the last few years? Read about one school in Texas that is facing widespread problems: When the Culture War Comes to the Classroom...
    Jenel Cavazos
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  • Eight Science-Informed Keys to Effective Groups

    A recent Templeton World Charity Foundation conference, Character, Social Connections and Flourishing in the 21st Century, expanded my mind, thanks to a lecture by famed evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson. This...
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  • Licht/Hull/Ballantyne - SciAm 3e / Presenting Psychology 3e at TCCTA

    Today 10:00 AM
     Licht/Hull/Ballantyne - SciAm 3e / Presenting Psychology 3e on 2/29 (SATURDAY), 10am - 2:30pm at the Embassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel and Convention Center (Bush Conference Room, 7600 John Q Hammons ...
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  • Fuligni/Fulingi/Bayne - Child and Adolescent Development / Lifespan Development Focus Group at TCCTA

    2/28/20 10:00 AM
    Fuligni/Fulingi/Bayne - Child and Adolescent Development / Lifespan Development on 2/28 (FRIDAY) from 10 AM - 12 PM   Fuligni/Fuligni/Bayne is an exciting new 1st edition 2-book developmental psychology franchis...
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    Fuligni/Fulingi/Bayne - Child and Adolescent Development / Lifespan Development Focus Group at TCCTA
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  • Ripped from the headlines: Availability heuristic and viruses

    If you are about to cover or have recently covered the availability heuristic in Intro Psych, ask your students this question.   Which are you more concerned about: the coronavirus or the flu virus?   Alter...
    Sue Frantz
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  • Avalanche school: Lessons in the pitfalls of decision-making

    “Nature doesn’t kill people with avalanches. People kill people with avalanches” (Julavits, 2020, p. 26).   Heidi Julavits tells us that in avalanche school she learned about six psycholog...
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  • Mummy Voices?

    Ever wonder what a mummy would sound like? No? Well here's your chance to find out anyway! 3-D Printing Gives Voice to a 3,000-Year-Old Mummy - Scientific American http://ow.ly/wpnf30qd35U psychstudentrss
    Jenel Cavazos
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  • Are Smartphones Dangerous For Children?

    More new research on the questionable link between electronic use and social problems in children. What do you think? Panicking About Your Kids’ Phones? New Research Says Don’t - The New York Times ht...
    Jenel Cavazos
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