Tag Archives: social psychology

Friday Factoid: Altruism

Sarah Watts, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   Why do we do good things for others? Altruism is the concept of unselfish concern for the welfare of others. It turns out that we might be willing to do good things for … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Black Friday

Katelyn Yunes, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, some Black Friday shoppers may be concerned about the potential chaos that could ensue as the doors open to those who have been … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Giving Thanks

Katelyn Yunes, MS WKPIC Doctoral Intern   As Thanksgiving approaches, Americans may be taking some time to count their blessings and give thanks to those around them. Practicing gratitude can increase the expresser’s perception of communal strength of romantic relationships … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: The Psychology of Pumpkin Spice

Rebecca Girlinghouse, MA WKPIC Doctoral Intern   It’s fall, and you know what that means….PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING! And if you’re anything like me, you may pretend you could take it or leave it, but inside you are rejoicing.  Pumpkin spice … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Parental Decision Making in Youth Football

The beginning of August welcomes the return of school and, for many Americans, the arrival of fall sports. The humid summer gives way to crisp fall days and the return of youth football. The sounds of whistles and pads cracking … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Cool Beans, Drinking Coffee with Coworkers Improves Group Participation

Move over water cooler talk and bring in the coffee break. Research with 72 undergraduates demonstrated that caffeinated beverages improve one’s views on those around us. These research participants were separated into two groups where one half had a “coffee … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Social Psychology and Southern “Snow Panic”

  Being a student of human behavior at times causes me to observe phenomena in my world with fascination. Social Psychology is widely defined as “the study of the manner in which the personality, attitudes, motivations, and behavior of the … Continue reading

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