Society for Personality and Social Psychology

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) is an academic society for personality and social psychologists with over 7000 members worldwide. SPSP was founded in 1974 and it serves as Division 8 of the American Psychological Association and publishes the journals Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Personality and Social Psychology Review and the biannual newsletter, Dialogue. It also co-publishes the journal Social and Personality and Psychology Science.

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The psychology of gift-giving and receiving

Gift exchanges can reveal how people think about others, what they value and enjoy, and how they build and maintain relationships. Researchers are exploring various aspects of gift-giving and receiving, such as how givers ...

dateDec 22, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Even fact will not change first impressions

Knowledge is power, yet new research suggests that a person's appearance alone can trump knowledge. First impressions are so powerful that they can override what we are told about people. A new study found that even when ...

dateFeb 14, 2014 in Social Sciences
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