The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering social psychology. It is published by Elsevier on behalf of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP). According to the 2010 Journal Citation Reports, its impact factor is 2.202. The journal publishes original empirical papers on subjects including social cognition, attitudes, group behaviour, social influence, intergroup relations, self and identity, nonverbal communication, and social psychological aspects of affect and emotion. Its current editor-in-chief is Joel Cooper (Princeton University).
Creative work may help unburden secret keepers
Secrets. Most of us have some, and new research led by ILR School professor Jack Goncalo might help us live with them more easily.
Stereotypes lower math performance in women, but effects go unrecognized
A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe ...
Gender equality leads to more Olympic medals for men and women
Gender equality boosts a country's Olympic medal count for both women and men, shows a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Research shows that working together boosts motivation
(Medical Xpress)—When people are treated as partners working together with others – even when physically apart – their motivation increases, according to new Stanford research.
Democrats, republicans see each other as mindless—unless they pose a threat, study shows
We are less likely to humanize members of groups we don't belong to—except, under some circumstances, when it comes to members of the opposite political party. A study by researchers at New York University ...
'Belief in science' increases in stressful situations
A faith in the explanatory and revealing power of science increases in the face of stress or anxiety, a study by Oxford University psychologists suggests.
New research shows that asking for a precise number during negotiations can give you the upper hand
With so much on the line for job seekers in this difficult economic climate, a lot of new hires might be wondering how—or whether at all—to negotiate salary when offered a new position. A recently published study on the ...
For tastier food, try a dash of workplace injustice
(Phys.org) —A new UBC study from the Sauder School of Business reveals that experiencing unfair treatment at work can sharpen the taste buds, providing evidence that stress has a physiological effect on people.
Healthy rivalry could boost sport and business performance, study finds
New research shows that people can recover from poor performance when rivals comment on their failures. The research, to be published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, shows that while critic ...
Having a Tony Stark at the office is fine as long as you hire a Pepper Potts
(Phys.org)—Not every company has an Iron Man, but many have a Tony Stark – a highly powerful, intensely-focused individual who often ignores risk in order to achieve his or her goals.
Abstract thinking can make you more politically moderate
Partisans beware! Some of your most cherished political attitudes may be malleable! Researchers report that simply answering three "why" questions on an innocuous topic leads people to be more moderate in their views on an ...
Difficult-to-read font reduces political polarity, study finds
(Phys.org)—Liberals and conservatives who are polarized on certain politically charged subjects become more moderate when reading political arguments in a difficult-to-read font, researchers report in a ...
How race and touchdown celebrations affect football player rewards
The post-touchdown celebration is a familiar part of many football games. However, new research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University suggests that black players may be more likely than white players ...
The GOP has a feminine face, study finds
At least when it comes to female politicians, perhaps you can judge a book by its cover, suggest two UCLA researchers who looked at facial features and political stances in the U.S. House of Representatives.