We have some great articles covered in this episode so I hope you find them thought-provoking and leave your comments below! We cover four topics, all of which can be relevant to your everyday life. Â Join me and my intern Madison for a fascinating discussion on some new research in psychology. First, a throwback to a previous episode on how to spend your money; experiences only beat out material possessions if they are spent with others. Social settings beat solitary settings every time.
Next, did you know a social networking site you frequent may be your approach to impression management? Yes, I am talking about Facebook. Untagging, deleting, and liking certain pages, the site gives you the ability to boost your first impression and prospective employers are treating your wall like a newer, more honest resume.
As a college student there are two things I love: procrastinating and sleeping. Our third article revolves around memory and sleep. No more all nighters cramming for exams; slow wave sleep is the key to memory recall and academic success, but only in young adults.
Lastly, we found how smiling can lower dominance in serious situations. If youâ€™re going to get in a fight you better do it with a frown.Â
Resources for this Episode
- Caprariello, P. A., & Reis, H. T. (2012). To Do, to Have, or to Share? Valuing Experiences Over Material Possessions Depends on the Involvement of Others.Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, doi:10.1037/a0030953.
- Strano, M.M.,& Wattai Queen.J. (2012). Covering Your Face on Facebook: Suppression as Identity Management.Â Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications. 24Â , 166-180.
- Scullin, M. K. (2012). Sleep, Memory, and Aging: The Link Between Slow-Wave
Sleep and Episodic Memory Changes From Younger to Older Adults.Â Psychology and Aging. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028830
- Kraus, M. W., & Chen, T.-W. D. (2013). A Winning Smile? Smile Intensity,Physical Dominance, and Fighter Performance. Emotion,Â doi:0.1037/a0030745
- Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories
- Do experiences or material goods make us happier?
- 37 Percent Of Employers Use Facebook To Pre-Screen Applicants, New Study Says