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"We are ready to move!" An interview with Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler on the current challenges in the field of psychological research

"We are ready to move!" An interview with Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler on the current challenges in the field of psychological research

 

Can psychological research still be trusted? In-Mind interviewed Daniel Lakens and Klaus Fiedler-two of the most prominent voices in the debate on how psychological science can be improved. In this interview, they offer a personal view on how psychology has changed and how it should change in the future. They describe their personal motivation and how the debate has affected their own work.

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Invoking Pocahontas: An act of racism disguised as politics

Invoking Pocahontas: An act of racism disguised as politics

 

At a recent event honoring Navajo Code Talkers who are World War II Veterans, President Donald Trump stated, "You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas"...

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The Force is Too Strong with This One? Sexism, Star Wars, and Female Heroes

The Force is Too Strong with This One? Sexism, Star Wars, and Female Heroes

Negative reactions to Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be motivated by sexism.

The newest installment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, was released last month. Despite critical success, the film has been met with a polarized audience reaction online. Although likely not the primary reason for polarization, some...

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Call for Blogs and Bloggers

Call for Blogs and Bloggers

Call for Blogs: In-Mind Magazine

We invite you to submit a blog entry (1,000 words or less) for In-Mind Magazine, the flagship online journal of the In-Mind Foundation. In-Mind Magazine is a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes short reviews of topics in all fields of psychology. Our outlet is unique—articles are written for a broad audience, and intended to inform the general public about psychological trends and research.  ... / more

Cooperation in social dilemmas: How can psychology help to meet climate change goals?

Cooperation in social dilemmas: How can psychology help to meet climate change goals?

Effectively managing shared natural resources is essential to protecting and improving our physical environment. This cannot be done without cooperation at international, national and local levels. Bringing together research on social dilemmas from the laboratory and the field gives us hope that we can work together to make a difference: we are social beings not ruled purely by economic motives, but influenced by our social context....

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Selfie-Esteem: The Relationship Between Body Dissatisfaction and Social Media in Adolescent and Young Women

Selfie-Esteem: The Relationship Between Body Dissatisfaction and Social Media in Adolescent and Young Women

Social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook have become ingrained in the lives of countless individuals. With adolescents and young adults, particularly young women, being the primary users of such platforms, it is an important question whether social media use has an impact on self-concept, self-esteem, body image, and body dissatisfaction. Researchers have...

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Call for Book Reviews and Reviewers

Call for Book Reviews and Reviewers

Call for Book Reviews: In-Mind Magazine

In-Mind Magazine is currently seeking reviewers interested in contributing short (< 2,500 words) book reviews. This may include retrospective discussions of classic works in psychology or reviews of more contemporary edited volumes, monographs, or popular books of interest to psychologists. Single submissions are welcome, and a handful of positions are available for those who would wish to be regular contributors.   In-Mind Magazineis... / more

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: In-Mind Magazine

We invite you to submit short review articles for In-Mind Magazine, the flagship online journal of the In-Mind Foundation.   In-Mind Magazine is a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes short reviews (about 2,500 words) of topics in all fields of psychology. Our outlet is unique—articles are written for a broad audience, and intended to inform the general public about psychological trends and research. We wouldn't... / more

Social Psychology: Revisiting the Classics (2nd Edition)

Social Psychology: Revisiting the Classics (2nd Edition)

Human consciousness can be blessing or a curse as it often impels us into self-examination. Hence, people wonder what makes them and others tick? How their attitudes are shaped? How great leaders are made? How does prejudice develop, and how can it be overcome? And the questions can go on and on.  Social interactions are complicated and their impact on the individual is profound. Therefore, understanding the social context that motivates behavior becomes necessary to fathom. Social psychology... / more

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes The World

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes The World

Defining creativity can provide us with the necessary frame of reference to develop better understanding of what creativity is, and its impact on innovation and humanity. It is often assumed that a new product or a new idea reflects originality, but does it?                                                                         ... / more

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