Extremism Threatened. Radio “Narratives” Intervened.

A radio drama set in a fictional city might seem a whimsical tool for countering a challenge as grave as violent extremism, but a field experiment in Burkina Faso, in West Africa, suggests that narrative interventions using storytelling may provide impactful solutions for shifting behavioral intentions, beliefs, and attitudes.  In a recent article in Psychological …

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Trump’s Tweets: Telling Truth From Fiction From the Words He Used

Summary: Sometimes the words we choose say more than we intend. New research on a fact-checked collection of tweets from former president Donald Trump uncovered telltale word choices when he was being deliberately misleading. Social media has supercharged the spread of information—and misinformation, which presents significant challenges when trying to distinguish between fact and fiction …

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APS Urges Psychological Science Expertise in New U.S. Pandemic Task Force

The U.S. has announced a new pandemic-focused advisory body, and APS has responded to urge that psychological science expertise be included in the group’s personnel and activities. Earlier this month, policy reports indicated that U.S. President Biden’s administration had formed a new Pandemic Innovation Task Force, led by the White House Office of Science and …

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Thinking About Quitting Your Job? Ask These Six Questions First.

The Labor Department reported on Jan. 4 that 4.53 million people quit their jobs in November, breaking a record set in September and part of an almost year-long trend that has been dubbed the “Great Resignation.” You might be tempted to join them: In July, Gallup found that 48 percent of U.S. workers were actively job-hunting or …

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Neuroscience Says There’s No Such Thing as Free Will. A Psychologist Explains Why That Might Not Be True

The question of free will is still hotly debated. On the one hand, we clearly experience ourselves as able to make choices and freely act on them. If you fancy some crisps, you can choose to walk into a shop, buy a packet and eat them. Or you can choose to eat a pastry, a …

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Sweden Sets Up Psychological Defense Agency to Fight Fake News, Foreign Interference

Sweden is launching a new agency to defend against a rising threat: disinformation — organized campaigns to spread false information. The Scandinavian country, home to about 10 million people, established the Swedish Psychological Defense Agency on Jan. 1, in a bid to safeguard its “democratic society” and “the free formation of opinion,” the agency said on its …

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Experts Call The Pandemic A Collective Trauma. Why Don’t We Talk About It That Way?

When we talk about the pandemic, we talk about stress. Burnout. Uncertainty. Isolation. We don’t talk as much about trauma. But a growing number of mental health professionals say that’s what people are experiencing as the pandemic drags on — and we may need a new way to talk about what they’re going through. NPR’s Kat …

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NIDCR “Building Bridges” Travel Award

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health invites prospective poster presenters to apply for special recognition in the 2022 APS Annual Convention. This recognition is meant to forge connections between research in psychological science and dental, oral, and craniofacial health. Please visit the NIDCR website for a …

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Banaji Receives Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences  

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has awarded the 2022 Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences to Mahzarin R. Banaji, the 2010–2011 APS President and an APS William James Fellow and APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow, for her work in furthering the understanding of implicit social cognition.   “Her research has helped establish and quantify the role that unconscious processes play …

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