The following blogposts have been selected as Research Blogging Editor's Selections:


1/16/2012 Labels and logos? Looks like you're powerless.
  Published at PsySociety (originally at IonPsych)
  Addresses differences between powerful and powerless people in terms of how they choose to display 'status' and prestige.

12/8/2011 Why Jersey Shore Won't Make You Dumber: The Importance of Responsible Science Journalism.
  Published at PsySociety
  Calls attention to the misrepresentation of psychological research in the media, specifically regarding a recent study that was misinterpreted and wrongfully applied to Jersey Shore.

8/08/2011 Anything but Country: What Factor Analysis Reveals about Our Tastes for Tunes
  Published at Scientific American
  Post on the Scientific American Guest Blog about factor analysis and what it can reveal about the structure of our musical preferences.

7/10/2011 Casey's Case: What Psychology Says About Anthony's Acquittal.
  Published at PsySociety
  Discusses the verdict of the Casey Anthony trial, using jury psychology to explain why her "shocking acquittal" may not have been so shocking after all.

6/26/2011 New York and Same-Sex Marriage: When Politics, Personalities, and Persuasion Tricks Collide.
  Published at PsySociety
  Discusses factors that contribute to same-sex marriage attitudes, why they're so difficult to change, and a possible reason why New York was able to shift the senators' votes on legalizing same-sex marriage.

5/27/2011 Reality TV: The Soulmate Machine?
  Published at PsySociety
  "Clip Of The Week" post discussing the mere exposure effect and why contestants on reality TV shows may hook up so darn often.

3/09/2011 March Madness: Priceless For Some, Overpriced For Others.
  Published at IonPsych
  1st post in a 3-part series in honor of March Madness. Addresses the 'endowment effect' and the reason why you overvalue things that you own.

2/14/2011 Love, Hate... What's The Difference?
  Published at IonPsych
  Addresses the thin line between love and hate, in popular culture and in neuroscience.


The following blogposts are other posts that I have chosen to highlight, either because I am particularly fond of them or they have received a large number of pageviews:


7/29/2012 Algebra is Necessary, But What About How It's Taught?
  Published at PsySociety
  Addresses a NYT Op-Ed about changing the math curriculum, arguing that we could improve math instruction by changing how it is taught using psychological principles rather than changing the content itself.

7/12/2012 Zombies and Volleyball: The Benefits of the Bystander Effect.
  Published at PsySociety
  Examines the "upside" of the Bystander Effect, discussing several ways that the effect could be used for your (safe and legal) advantage (including surviving a zombie apocalypse!)

3/26/2012 Trayvon Martin's Psychological Killer: Why We See Guns That Aren't There.
  Published at Scientific American
  Post on the Scientific American Guest Blog about the Trayvon Martin shooting, and how culture can have insidious effects on split-second violent acts.

1/31/2012 If It Looks Like a Compliment, and Sounds Like a Compliment, Is It Really a Compliment?
  Published at Scientific American
  Post on the Scientific American Guest Blog about the insidious nature of benevolent sexism.

1/30/2012 #IAmScienceOnline2012
  Published at PsySociety
  Contribution to the "I Am Science" movement on my journey into science.

12/14/2011 If I Were A Well-Off White Man...I Might Not Understand Other People Very Well.
  Published at PsySociety
  Discusses the controversial Forbes column by Gene Marks, and how his relative power level might have influenced his ability to perspective-take.

6/07/2011 Envying Evolution: What Can The X-Men Teach Us About Stereotypes?
  Published at PsySociety
  Describes the process of stereotype formation and activation through the lens of the X-Men.

5/17/2011 Sex and the Married Neurotic.
  Published at PsySociety
  Addresses the benefits of frequent sex in neurotic couples, using relationships from Everybody Loves Raymond and Modern Family as examples.

5/02/2011 Ingroups, Identities, and In-Memoriams: Why We Must Remember Never To Forget
  Published at IonPsych
  Addresses the significance & role of collective memory, referencing Osama Bin Laden's death and Holocaust Remembrance.

5/01/2011 I Liked The Royal Wedding (And It's OK If You Did Too)
  Published at IonPsych
  Addresses the social psychology of power, and whether or not power/status can be inherited.