Behavioural geneticists have shown that individual differences are partly driven by variation in DNA. Important discussions about this work include the innovation in methods, whether it possible and wise to use these findings in everyday life, and the ethical boundaries when applying these findings. We review these questions in this post.
Some supervisors are wonderful, others can turn your working life into hell. Why do some employees put up with this? A recent model may provide the answer.
Emotional memories of uncomfortable, sad or irritating events tend to affect us less and less as time passes. Recent research suggests this may be due to the emotional reprocessing of these memories during REM sleep, which strips them of their emotional salience and enables us to navigate everyday life.
Gender identity is a crucial process in developmental trajectories. In the case of transgender adolescents, they may face regular discrimination and limitations. Taking the perspective of Personality Psychology gives way for new arguments in favor of granting adolescents more autonomy to decide about their own identity pathways.
We rely on algorithms all the time, and assume that the underlying systems that inform the results they give are objective. But are they?
The first-ever presidency of a Black man was often conceived of as the long-awaited end of racial discrimination in the United States. In their wide-eyed optimism, many White Americans trivialized the systemic injustices that Black individuals continue to face and deemed policies in favor of racial equality no longer necessary.
Written text might yield more information than the explicit meaning of words. In fact, the choice of words and the structure of a text can be informative regarding the emotional state and personality of the author. Utilizing this information might be useful in clinical psychology. For example, what would happen if we were able to identify depressed people, just from their language style?
Sometimes we may struggle to keep pace with the speed at which technology is progressing. We may fear the unforeseeable consequences for ourselves and society. In this post, Hannah Meckling discusses causes of internet anxiety and how to transform it into internet awareness.