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Kudos Column: Richard Philpot

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Aggression and violence can result in physical, psychological and societal harm, all of which burden public services and concern communities. Given these considerations, there is an inherent need for research to better understand, predict, and prevent violence in public spaces; however, our methods are limited. Police-recorded crime data offers ...

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(Not so) subtle effects of sexism and gender stereotypes and forms of resistance

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Dr. Soledad de Lemus. "...what coping strategies do women use to deal with sexism as a constant threat to their agency and perhaps value as a group. The ways in which women respond to such threats may vary from more spontaneous individual actions, such as individually confronting a sexist comment, to more organised collective ones, such as social protests."

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Kudos Column: Dr. Gloria Jimenez-Moya

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I have always been curious (as a researcher as well as a citizen) about the fact that sometimes members from underprivileged groups, not only seem to give up when it comes to their disadvantaged situation but also seem to think that they deserve it somehow. What would be the consequences of such resignation for social change?

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On the Nature of Social Change

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by Dr. Huseyin Cakal. Research on how to bring about a fairer, more just society has so far been dominated by the so-called “prejudice reduction path to social change”, which relies on a simple yet powerful assumption. Bringing advantaged and disadvantaged groups via social contact and invoking a superordinate identity which transforms...

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Kudos Column: Dr. Fouad Bou Zeineddine

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Political psychology, from my perspective, is a redundant phrase. Political structures, norms, beliefs, and emotions, have at their root individual minds and actions. Our understanding of people’s minds is distorted if they are not viewed as sensitive and responsive to their sociopolitical contexts...

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Call for Applications to the ISPP Early Careers Committee (ECC) 2016-2017

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The current ISPP Early Career Committee (ECC) is now accepting applications to the 2016-2017 ECC. By working with members of the ISPP, organizing events at the annual meeting, and maintaining several online sites that facilitate communication across the discipline, the ECC is an integral part of the ISPP community. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and work with other members of ISPP, provide input into the ECC, and enhance your curriculum vitae with international committee experience.

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