Have a nice week! Weekly Roundup 8/14

Hello psychos! Sharon and I had our recording session last Thursday because, again, it’s summer and weekend getaways have been a thing for us lately. Hope all of you have been living up your summer as much as we’ve been. If you miss listening to our live recording sessions, don’t forget that you can always catch our new episodes by subscribing to Sassy Psychos podcast on iTunes & other podcast apps.

Ready for some cool psych stories for the week? Hope you enjoy!

Like I said, it’s summer, a.k.a. season of vacations, which means everybody’s posting pictures from their summer holidays. Here’s a piece on how to cope with overshared photos on social media.

Another great article on how “our minds have been hijacked by our phones

Super interesting, modern-day study on the age old saying, “Once a cheater, always a cheater

Youtube star Laura Miller shares her personal journey through depression and motherhood.

Australian venture capitalist’s guide to identifying psychopaths

Painful, but extremely relevant article on why people are still racist in America

This weekend was a scary reality check for America. Sharon and I talked quite a bit on racism and our tendency of implicit bias in our previous episodes. We should not let this be an excuse for racism. We should take this knowledge to reflect on our own thoughts and behaviors, create an environment where pre-existing racial biases are rejected, and help prevent our next generation from forming these biases in the first place. (I know, much easier said than done.) I want to end this post with a couple excerpts from the last article:

The only way to change bias is to change culture,” Richeson said. “You have to change what is acceptable in society. People today complain about politically correct culture, but what that does is provide a check on people’s outward attitude, which in turn influences how we think about ourselves internally. Everything we’re exposed to gives us messages about who is good and bad.”

“We need an integrated society, and at the same time need to create as much socioeconomic fairness as we can, so what relationships people have across group lines are egalitarian relationships. … That’s the one thing that can create trust between people on each side of an us-them divide, and the only thing in the long term I would put my money on to reduce prejudices.”

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