Category Archives: Social Psychology

Articles on the study of individuals in the social context.

Enjoying Beautiful Cities

civic beauty Past research has linked beautiful cities to human happiness. A new psychometric research project by CitiesBeautiful.org focuses on linkages to fifteen categories of civic beauty.  We invite you to participate in that project. Continue reading

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The Startling Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicide

cyberbullying and suicideCarla Jamerson, Zoe Johnson, and Audrie Pott have one thing in common: They committed suicide as an alleged result of cyberbullying. None of them was older than 15.

Psychologists have established four personality traits that may explain a person’s willingness to inflict pain and suffering on others: narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, and deception. Called the “Dark Tetrad,” this combination of traits may explain why some teens are able to taunt, harass, and bully others online — sometimes to the point of no return. Continue reading

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