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  • June 8, 2013
  • 08:43 PM

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Women with Bulimia Nervosa

by Tetyana in Science of Eating Disorders

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is 3-5 times more prevalent in individuals with bulimia nervosa (BN) than those without (Dansky et al., 1997). However, the relationship between PTSD and BN–in particular, how PTSD might affect or moderate bulimic symptoms–remains largely unexplored. In a recent study, Trisha Karr and colleagues followed 119 women (20 with PTSD and BN, and 99 with BN only) for 2-week period to investigate whether participants with comorbid PTSD + BN dif........ Read more »

  • June 7, 2013
  • 09:50 AM

The [Lawyer’s] Smart Use of Unpleasant Emotions–Emotionally Intelligent Emotion Regulation

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Emotionally intelligent lawyers know that wanting to feel bad, mad, or angry may serve a useful purpose.  Emotion regulation can help you achieve important goals.  New research has explored the link between emotion regulation and emotional intelligence (EI).  People with higher EI harness their emotions, even negative ones, manage them better, and achieve important [...]The post The [Lawyer’s] Smart Use of Unpleasant Emotions–Emotionally Intelligent Emotion Regulation appeared fir........ Read more »

  • May 28, 2013
  • 09:06 AM

The Trouble With Politicians Who Always Talk About Values

by Eric Horowitz in peer-reviewed by my neurons

Last spring Paul Ryan spoke about the latest version of his budget, promising it “offers a better path, consistent with the timeless principles of our nation’s founding and, frankly, consistent with how I understand my Catholic faith.” According to Ryan, “We put our trust in people, not in government.” There was nothing new or surprising [...]... Read more »

  • May 14, 2013
  • 07:12 AM

Ostracism Hurts: The Psychological Costs of Ignoring or Excluding Others

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

People who ostracize – ignore or exclude – others incur psychological costs.  Researchers who recently explored whether people suffer psychological costs when they comply with social directives to ignore or exclude cause others reached that conclusion.  The pressure to ignore or exclude someone has become an “all too common” experience, and the authors noted [...]The post Ostracism Hurts: The Psychological Costs of Ignoring or Excluding Others appeared first on Psychol........ Read more »

  • May 13, 2013
  • 09:56 AM

Who pays the biggest price for managing emotional displays in the workplace?

by Alex Fradera in BPS Occupational Digest

Understanding workplace demands on our emotions is one of our popular topics. Recent research combines two issues we've reported on previously: surface acting, the form of emotional labour that involves expressing emotions you don't genuinely feel, and affect spin, a measure of the variability of a person's emotional experiences. The paper suggests that overall, surface acting places greater demands on people high in affect spin.Daniel Beal and colleagues ran their study with 64 restaurant serve........ Read more »

Beal, D., Trougakos, J., Weiss, H., & Dalal, R. (2013) Affect Spin and the Emotion Regulation Process at Work. Journal of Applied Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/a0032559  

  • May 3, 2013
  • 07:57 AM

Trial Judge Decision Making and Psychological Science: Fertile Ground for Inquiry

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Trial judges occupy the command and control position on the front line of America’s dispute resolution battlefield.  Trial judges do so many things vital to our system of justice.  They rule issues of fact and law, determine rights and responsibilities, decide questions about relevance and admissibility of evidence for the finder of fact, manage [...]The post Trial Judge Decision Making and Psychological Science: Fertile Ground for Inquiry appeared first on Psycholawlogy.... Read more »

Vidmar, N. (2011) The Psychology of Trial Judging. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(1), 58-62. DOI: 10.1177/0963721410397283  

  • April 23, 2013
  • 10:02 AM

Significant Life [Legal] Decisions and the Impact of Emotional Intelligence on the Accuracy of Forecasting Future Emotional Reactions

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

We all make significant life decisions.  These choices impact our future emotional well-being.  We want to foresee how our choices  will impact us in the future.   A number of research studies show that our forecasts about our emotional reactions to future emotional events guide our decisions about relationships, occupations, and health behaviors.  Other [...]The post Significant Life [Legal] Decisions and the Impact of Emotional Intelligence on the Accuracy of Forecasting Future Emotional ........ Read more »

  • April 22, 2013
  • 09:48 AM

Lamb Wins G. Stanley Hall Award

by ebender in Daily Observations

APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Michael E. Lamb, University of Cambridge, has won the 2014 G. Stanley Hall Award for Distinguished Contribution to Developmental Psychology and the 2013 Award for The post Lamb Wins G. Stanley Hall Award appeared first on Association for Psychological Science.... Read more »

Hershkowitz I, Lamb ME, & Horowitz D. (2007) Victimization of children with disabilities. The American journal of orthopsychiatry, 77(4), 629-35. PMID: 18194043  

  • April 18, 2013
  • 09:17 AM

Predictions About Workplace Sexual Harassment: Experiencers, Observers, Predictors, and the Psychological Immune System

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Judges, jurors, lawyers, and EEO investigators evaluate possible instances of sexual harassment.  Their judgments stem from assumptions about whether the complainant experienced unwelcome, severe, and pervasive conduct in a hostile work environment.  Psycho-legal researchers identify these persons as “predictors”.  Predictors do not directly experience or observe the workplace misconduct.  Instead, they gauge the impact [...]The post Predictions About Workplace Sexual Harassment:........ Read more »

  • April 15, 2013
  • 01:27 AM

What’s The Point of Bingeing and Purging? And Why Can’t You Just Stop?

by Tetyana in Science of Eating Disorders

I defended my MSc degree on Tuesday and I’m not going to lie: I was pretty symptomatic with bulimia in the days prior to my defence. As I was explaining to my boyfriend, the anxiety-reducing effects of purging are so powerful, and the compulsion to binge and purge (when I’m stressed/anxious/”not okay”) is so strong that it is much easier to do it, get it over with, and continue working (in a much calmer state).
I’ve mentioned before, for me, purging is very anxiety-........ Read more »

  • March 22, 2013
  • 08:02 AM

Should I pretend to be angry to get a better offer?

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

Parties in negotiation are often eager to gain an edge in the maneuvering. Plans sometimes are made to walk away in anger as a strategy to elicit cooperation from the other side. But is that a good idea? Researchers say faking anger is not a wise move, but expressing actually felt anger may help you [...]

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Côté, S., Hideg, I., & van Kleef, G. (2013) The consequences of faking anger in negotiations. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(3), 453-463. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.12.015  

  • March 19, 2013
  • 01:52 AM

The Closet Is Real, and It’s Bad

by Eric Horowitz in peer-reviewed by my neurons

Not that we need science to convince people that concealing key aspects of your identity can be unhealthy, but some important new research led by Harvard’s Alexandra Sedlovskaya helps clarify the psychological consequences of constantly concealing part of who you are. In the study’s initial set of experiments participants who concealed stigmatized identities (usually gay men) were [...]... Read more »

Sedlovskaya, A., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Eibach, R., LaFrance, M., Romero-Canyas, R., & Camp, N. (2013) Internalizing the Closet: Concealment Heightens the Cognitive Distinction Between Public and Private Selves. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/a0031179  

  • March 18, 2013
  • 03:01 PM

Autism Research in Psychological Science

by ebender in Daily Observations

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, recognized by the United Nations General Assembly for the purpose of improving the lives of people living with autism. According to the organization ... Read more »

Cook, R., Brewer, R., Shah, P., . (2013) Alexithymia, not autism, predicts poor recognition of emotional facial expressions. Psychological Science. info:/

  • March 11, 2013
  • 11:11 AM

Where Does Culture Shock Come From?

by Eric Horowitz in peer-reviewed by my neurons

Culture is a powerful thing. It not only affects how much time you spend at work, how you treat others around you, and how much beer you consume before the age of 20, it can also influence the emotions you experience on a day-to-day basis. The simple story of how culture influences emotions is that [...]... Read more »

  • March 5, 2013
  • 07:27 AM

Does watching the news make you feel more miserable than not watching it?

by Stuart Farrimond in Guru: Science Blog

That’s a really great question. Whether we watch, read, or listen to the news, I’m sure we have all had the feeling of being sick about it; be it the story itself or how it is presented.  A huge proportion of our news seems to be negatively biased – but why? The answer has, in [...]... Read more »

  • March 4, 2013
  • 07:34 AM

Psychological Detachment – The Importance and Benefits of Mentally “Switching Off” From Work During Leisure Time

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

Have you ever thought that this phrase – “24 / 7 365” – applies to you and your work?  If yes, then you know that you do not stop working, e.g. check emails, and you think about your work, e.g. not forgetting about a difficult task, during off job-time.  Because you do [...]The post Psychological Detachment – The Importance and Benefits of Mentally “Switching Off” From Work During Leisure Time appeared first on Psycholawlogy.... Read more »

  • February 26, 2013
  • 03:03 PM

Empathy and Perspective-Taking in Competitive Situations: The Benefits of Knowing When to Use Your Heart Versus When to Use Your Head–Making a Case for Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Lawyer

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single [...]... Read more »

  • February 25, 2013
  • 11:50 PM

The Neurotransmitter Dopamine May Be A Key Mediator Of The “Superiority Illusion”

by Jalees Rehman in Fragments of Truth

The concept “superiority illusion” refers to the fact that people tend to judge themselves as being superior to the average person when it comes to positive traits such as intelligence, desirability or other personality traits. This is mathematically not possible, because in a normally distributed population, most people cannot be above average. The “superiority illusion” belongs to a family of positive illusions, such as the “optimism bias”, which is characte........ Read more »

Yamada, M., Uddin, L., Takahashi, H., Kimura, Y., Takahata, K., Kousa, R., Ikoma, Y., Eguchi, Y., Takano, H., Ito, H.... (2013) Superiority illusion arises from resting-state brain networks modulated by dopamine. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1221681110  

  • February 19, 2013
  • 08:47 AM

Workplace Sexual Harassment: Gender Police Officers and Explaining Why Men Harass Other Men At Work

by Dan DeFoe in Psycholawlogy

This post provides you notice about and hopefully some insight into a developing stream of applied social psychological research which in part relates to juror/judge decision-making in the context of employment discrimination.  Gaining knowledge about and developing an understanding about the science of judgments about harassment seems important for organizations and their [...]... Read more »

Wiener, R., Bennett, S., Cheloha, C., & Nicholson, N. (2012) Gender policing: Harassment judgments when men target other men. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 18(2), 245-267. DOI: 10.1037/a0025904  

  • February 14, 2013
  • 11:23 AM

Resisting Valentine’s Day

by Jalees Rehman in The Next Regeneration

To celebrate Valentine's Day (as a geeky scientist), I decided to search the "Web of Science" database for published articles with the phrase "Valentine's Day" in the title. The article that had the most citations was "Market-resistance and Valentine's Day events" published in the Journal of Business Research in 2009, by the authors Angeline Close and George Zinkhan. I had never heard of the journal before, but the title sounded very interesting so I ........ Read more »

Close, A., & Zinkhan, G. (2009) Market-resistance and Valentine's Day events. Journal of Business Research, 62(2), 200-207. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2008.01.027  

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