Category Archives: Tufts

College and “Hookup Culture”

A few years ago, Time ran a piece called The Truth About College Hookups. Interesting stuff in it regarding the ambiguity of that phrase “hookup,” students’ perceptions of the relationship/sexual climate at college, and differences between what everyone assumes is going … Continue reading

Posted in Attraction, Chapter 10, Tufts | 14 Comments

Pro-Social at Tufts?

This post was written by a student in last summer’s PSY 13 course, and is shared with the student’s permission… I used to be involved with Tufts Free Compliments and after reading Chapter 11, specifically the bit about positive psychology, … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 11, Prosocial Behavior, Social Perception, Tufts | 22 Comments

The Laptop vs. Notebook Debate

Here’s a link to a brief story describing the study I mentioned in a lecture in Week 2 regarding how taking notes via laptop differs, cognitively speaking, from taking notes by hand. 14 years ago when I started at Tufts, … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 3, Social Cognition, Tufts | 35 Comments

Diffusion of Responsibility Through Facebook

Nice post from a student who took PSY 13 a year ago, exploring diffusion of responsibility as it occurs on-line (and here at Tufts).  With the (anonymous) student’s permission, I’m re-posting it below.  Take a look and let us know … Continue reading

Posted in Bystander Effect, Chapter 11, Tufts | 15 Comments