lmost a fifth of all undergraduate students in America are the first in their families to go to college. These first-generation students represent a critical minority, but they continue to lag behind their peers in grades, graduation rates, and success in the math and sciences. Social psychologist Judith Harackiewicz and her colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are […]
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Melissa Tier is a staff writer for The Psych Report.
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How can social psychology inform our understanding of global climate change? Earlier this February, as part of the 2014 Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers presented their work from the burgeoning area of social psychology and sustainability. The key event was a symposium titled ‘The Sociality of Sustainability: How (and When) Groups […]
[Economic Psychology] Do the negative psychological consequences of a pay cut differ in magnitude than the positive psychological consequences of a pay raise? Researchers haves shown that people tend to be loss averse. That is, people anticipate losses, in money for example, will have greater negative effects than an equally sized gain will have positive effects. […]