Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: “Settling for less out of fear of being single”: Correction to Spielmann et al. (2013).

Reports an error in “Settling for less out of fear of being single” by Stephanie S. Spielmann, Geoff MacDonald, Jessica A. Maxwell, Samantha Joel, Diana Peragine, Amy Muise and Emily A. Impett (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2013[Dec], V…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The Montagu Principle: Incivility decreases politicians’ public approval, even with their political base.

M. W. Montagu asserted that, “civility costs nothing and buys everything.” In the realm of social judgment, the notion that people generally evaluate civil people more favorably than uncivil people may be unsurprising. However, the Montagu Principle ma…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Does deciding among morally relevant options feel like making a choice? How morality constrains people’s sense of choice.

We demonstrate that a difference exists between objectively having and psychologically perceiving multiple-choice options of a given decision, showing that morality serves as a constraint on people’s perceptions of choice. Across 8 studies (N = 2,217),…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: How interdependent are stay/leave decisions? On staying in the relationship for the sake of the romantic partner.

The decision to end a romantic relationship can have a life-changing impact on the partner as well as the self. Research on close relationships has thus far focused on self-interested reasons why people choose to stay in their relationship versus leave…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: In the shadow of coal: How large-scale industries contributed to present-day regional differences in personality and well-being.

Recent research has identified regional variation of personality traits within countries but we know little about the underlying drivers of this variation. We propose that the Industrial Revolution, as a key era in the history of industrialized nations…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: What inverted U can do for your country: A curvilinear relationship between confidence in the social system and political engagement.

We examined the link between political engagement and the tendency to justify the sociopolitical system. On one hand, confidence in the system should be negatively related to political engagement, insofar as it entails reduced desire for social change;…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Income redistribution predicts greater life satisfaction across individual, national, and cultural characteristics.

The widening income gap between the rich and the poor has important social implications. Governmental-level income redistribution through tax and welfare policies presents an opportunity to reduce income inequality and its negative consequences. The cu…

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