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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

The Face of Leadership: How CEOs’ Facial Appearance Predicts Business Success

The Face of Leadership: How CEOs’ Facial Appearance Predicts Business Success

Recent research in social psychology has demonstrated that the facial appearance of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and other business leaders predicts their companies’ financial performance. In this article, we review initial evidence illustrating the relation between CEO facial appearance and corporate success. We then delve into more recent research on how this relationship varies by economic climate, leader ethnicity, and CEO sex. Further studies are discussed that examined how facial cues related... / more

Straight talk about gaydar: How do individuals guess others’ sexual orientation?

Straight talk about gaydar: How do individuals guess others’ sexual orientation?

Individuals guess women’s and men’s sexual orientation on the basis of visual, non-verbal, and vocal cues. People use these cues as signs of others’ sexual orientation. Here, we review research showing how perceiving others’ sexual orientation depends on two assumptions. People assume first that all individuals are straight and a minority of people have a different orientation. Second, this assumption is adjusted by the ... / more

In Defense of Anger: An Evolutionary Necessity and its Contemporary Applicability

In Defense of Anger: An Evolutionary Necessity and its Contemporary Applicability

Anger is defined as an unpleasant feeling that results from an unpleasant event and it is, therefore, not particularly surprising that so many people dismiss it as a pointless emotion. However, anger has proven to confer a great number of evolutionary benefits on those who utilize it, including (1) improving one’s bargaining position, (2) ensuring the wellbeing of society, (3) signalling to others that you care about the wellbeing of society, and (4) convincing authors to not...

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Asking Children to Talk About Abuse: Can Research Help Improve Police Interviewer Skills?

Asking Children to Talk About Abuse: Can Research Help Improve Police Interviewer Skills?

Child abuse cases often lack corroborative evidence in the form of injuries, DNA or direct witness observations. Instead, the most important source of information about the alleged crime is typically the child’s testimony. A wide range of factors can influence children’s capability and willingness to disclose abuse during a police interview. Hence, the child interviewer needs to elicit reliable information from children without influencing their testimony. The National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)...

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Sleepy Politics: How Sleep Deprivation can Affect Political Decision Making

Sleepy Politics: How Sleep Deprivation can Affect Political Decision Making

In today’s political landscape, important decisions are often made by those who are severely sleep deprived. This raises the question of potential consequences of sleep deprivation for political decision making. Psychological research on the effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive functioning, decision making, communication, and coordination in groups can help to answer this question. There are several effects of sleep deprivation indicating that it could have negative consequences. For example, sleep-deprived individuals are less flexible in changing plans and courses... / more

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