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Psychology of Food Choice: Challenging the Status Quo

March 9, 2015
-- The symposium, "Challenging Misconceptions About the Psychology of Food Choice," included four presentations that tackle issues such as the harmfulness of weight-stigma, encouraging healthy choices, and strategies to help children and teens. The research was featured at the SPSP 16th Annual Convention in Long Beach, California.

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Being a Negative Nancy Has Its Benefits

March 3, 2015
-- On SPSP's blog, Meredith Wise discusses the research on negativity presented at SPSP's 16th Annual Convention. Negativity, it seems, may have a positive effect on goal attainment and balancing expectations with results.

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Does Thinking About Scarcity Make People More Selfish or Generous?

February 17, 2015
-- On SPSP's blog, Caroline Roux shares her research on the effects of thinking about scarcity. The study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, shows thinking about scarcity can make people feel more generous.

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Lucky Charms: When Are Superstitions Used Most?

February 4, 2015
-- Eric Hamerman at Tulane University and Carey Morewedge at Boston University have determined that people are more likely to turn to superstitions to achieve a performance goal versus a learning goal. Their research is published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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• Submit nominations for the Heritage Initiative Wall of Fame, click here.

• Submit nominations for 2015 SPSP Board Elections, click here.

• A message from SPSP President Mark Leary, read more.

• See the results of the 2015 SPSP Leadership Election.

• 2014 Convention Recap: View Videos or Posters & Talks from the Annual Meeting in Austin


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