Compassion has previously been shown to trigger positive feelings and a desire to help others. But there may be more to it. Monday January 29th, dr. Wim Meerholz defended his dissertation in which he explains that compassion needs not have only positive effects.
How does the experience of trauma impact women’s empowerment and economic participation over time? Social and clinical psychologists join efforts to follow the development of Bolivian girls over the next ten years.
Most of us may be horrified by mass shootings, but might some people get inspired by such attacks? We explore how certain gun owners, especially those struggling with failure and fear, could become tempted to perceive their own guns as sources of personal empowerment.
As part of the course Intergroup Relations, third-year psychology students write a popular science article about stereotypes and prejudices. Mindwise publishes a modified version of two of these articles. Today’s article is written by Lena Paulsen, Louise Teschemacher, and Felix Grundmann.
As part of the course Intergroup Relations, third-year psychology students write a popular science article about stereotypes and prejudices. Mindwise publishes a modified version of two of these articles. Today’s article is written by Jana Schöppe, Eva Rüger, Jana Hammelehle, Atal Amini and Luise Pieper.
A few years ago, an unlikely collaboration between social psychologists from the University of Groningen and choreographers from Random Collision began. Understandably, you might wonder why choreographers and social scientists would want to. It all started when we discovered a shared interest in the social impact of dance: “How do dancers move their audiences?” “When do passive viewers become involved?” Together we set up a research project to investigate these questions.
Today, Jolien van Breen will defend her dissertation in which she demonstrates that members of disadvantaged groups can resist subtle cues of social devaluation, such as implicit stereotypes. That is, she demonstrates that members of disadvantaged groups are more resilient than previously thought.
What can movements do to increase their number of supporters? Not all who belong to the same group share the same values (e.g., not all women share feminist beliefs). To appeal to a broader audience movements could align their values with the greater societal goals.