Navigation Links
Personality and social psychology at the 2012 APA Convention
Date:7/31/2012

From how relationships affect our health to the psychology of an awkward party moment to why we often choose ignorance over information a guide to some talks with new research in personality and social psychology at the APA Convention in Orlando, Aug. 2-5, 2012 ...

Costs of forgiveness in marriage

It is not always best to forgive and forget in marriage, according to new research that looks at the costs of forgiveness. Sometimes expressing anger might be necessary to resolve a relationship problem with the short-term discomfort of anger benefiting the health of the relationship in the long-term. The research is part of a larger effort to go beyond positive psychological processes to better understand the contexts in which some relationships succeed and others fail.

Speaker: James K. McNulty (mcnulty[at]psy.fsu.edu), Florida State University

Thurs., Aug. 2, 2012, 11:00-11:50 a.m., Room W311C Invited Address Beyond Positive Psychology?

How attachment in relationships affects our health

Social psychologists have known for decades that close relationships are critical to a person's health and well-being. However, the exact processes that govern these health effects have not been well understood. Recent studies show that the attachment processes between two individuals in a close relationship dramatically affect health domains ranging from pregnancy and birth defects to cancer and chronic disease. One longitudinal study of 225 newlywed couples, for example, is finding that the way people feel attached to each other affects cortisol levels in response to stress and can possibly predict depression or anxiety over time.

Speaker: Paula Pietromonaco (monaco[at]psych.umass.edu), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Thurs., Aug. 2, 2012, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Room W307A Invited Address Attachment Processes and Emotion Regulation in Adult Relationships

Racial bias in perceiving pain

A recent study shows that Americans including White registered nurses and nursing students generally assume that Black people feel less pain than do White people. Researchers are now investigating both the causes of this effect, as well as how it may change the allocation of pain medication. One possibility, researchers say, is that healthcare providers do not recognize Black patients' pain in the first place.

Speaker: Sophie Trawalter (strawalter[at]virginia.edu), University of Virginia

Thurs., Aug. 2, 2012, 3:00-3:50 p.m., Room W303C Invited Address Racial Bias in Perceptions of Others' Pain

Psychology of an awkward party moment

Never talk politics or religion in polite company, so says the old adage. The reason for that, however, may not be what you expect, say social psychologists: It is not so much the topics themselves but rather that when faced with an awkward social moment, people often will not tell the "offender" that they are offending. Rather than lead to impassioned debate, these situations often lead to awkward silence. In the end, the people who transgress may be left with overconfident views of themselves because others fail to voice their discomfort or opposition. Three recent lab studies test this phenomenon and its effects.

Speaker: Joyce Ehrlinger (ehrlinger[at]psy.fsu.edu), Florida State University

Fri., Aug. 3, 2012, 9:00-11:50 a.m., Room W311D Symposium Sources of Accuracy and Error in Social Judgment Polite but not Honest: How an Absence of Negative Social Feedback Contributes to Overconfidence

Science of honesty

A new study investigated the mental and physical health effects of inducing people to live honestly with no lying for 10 weeks.

Speaker: Anita Kelly (akelly[at]nd.edu), Florida State University

Sat., Aug. 4, 2012, 12:00-12:50 p.m., Room W303C Invited Address Living a Life Without Lies: How Living Honestly Can Affect Health

Race in the 2012 Presidential election

When Barack Obama was elected President, it seemed that race was no longer a barrier in US politics. Ongoing research, however, shows that attitudes toward race are already playing a role in the 2012 election. Many white and non-white voters, even those who do not consciously hold racial bias, may vote against Obama because of race. New data includes a comparative analysis with results from the 2008 elections.

Speaker: Anthony G. Greenwald (agg[at]u.washington.edu), University of Washington

Sat., Aug. 4, 2012, 4:00-4:50 p.m., Room W206 B&C Plenary Session What Role Will Race Play in the 2012 Presidential Election?

When we choose ignorance

From genetic screening of diseases to whether your partner is cheating, people often choose to avoid potentially upsetting information. How much someone chooses to remain ignorant depends of many factors including whether or not they can control the outcome, researchers have found. For example, in one study, women with uncontrollable predictors of breast cancer, such as hereditary disposition, were more likely to avoid breast cancer screening results than women with controllable factors such as poor diet. Exercises to boost self-affirmation can help to reduce such information avoidance.

Speaker: James A. Shepperd (shepperd[at]ufl.edu), University of Florida

Sun., Aug. 5, 2012, 11:00-11:50 a.m., Room W307B Invited Address Calculated Ignorance


'/>"/>
Contact: Lisa M.P. Munoz
spsp.publicaffairs@gmail.com
703-951-3195
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Could Your Personality Be Reflected in Your Pooch?
2. Study: Methodology of determining financial viability of social security
3. Alcohol Is a Social Lubricant, Study Confirms
4. Unmet needs: Adolescents and young adult cancer patients lack psychological, social support
5. Conference brings global focus to social inequality
6. Social Media Strategies and Solutions — Straight from the Experts
7. Social Smoking Announces New Product Line of E-Cig Liquids
8. New Anthropology and Archaeology Resources Published at Sciences Social Network
9. Teen Drinkers May Feel Like Social Outcasts: Study
10. Social-class discrimination contributes to poorer health
11. Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader ... two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived from ... of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the current ... For the full issue, click here . , For the American Society of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the ... AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in ... topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their ... treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces ... fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps ... and chloride in balance. Increasing number of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology and ... platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 nd ... 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A demonstration ... of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will be ... is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: