Income mobility and inequality tolerance: new paper in Perspectives

Income mobility and inequality tolerance: new paper in Perspectives

  Azim’s new paper with Dylan Wiwad and Lara Aknin now published in Perspectives on Psychological Science. This paper looks at how the perception of income mobility makes people more tolerant of income inequality. Abstract below and paper available here. American politicians often justify income inequality by referencing the opportunities people have to move between economic stations. Though past research has shown associations...

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Clarifying misconceptions about my position on free will

Though this is typically a forum for news about the lab, and I don’t typically write blog-type posts, I wanted to make an exception to make some clarifications about a discussion of our research on another blog. Jerry Coyne, a biologist, had a post about free will, compatibilism and morality on his blog whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com, in which he heavily discussed—but misrepresented—an article that Kathleen Vohs and I wrote for...

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Azim named APS Rising Star

Azim was named one of the Association for Psychological Science’s Rising Stars for 2015. According to the APS website “The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.”...

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Our New Paper on Income Mobility and Income Inequality Now In Press in Perspectives on Psychological Science

Our New Paper on Income Mobility and Income Inequality Now In Press in Perspectives on Psychological Science

Our new paper with SFU’s Dylan Wiwad and Lara Aknin, Income Mobility Breeds Tolerance for Income Inequality: Cross-national and Experimental Evidence, is now in press at Perspectives on Psychological Science. The abstract appears below, and the you can download the pre-print draft here. American politicians often justify income inequality by referencing the opportunities people have to move between economic stations. Though past research...

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Updated Heaven, Hell and Crime data for Shariff & Rhemtulla 2012

Updated Heaven, Hell and Crime data for Shariff & Rhemtulla 2012

There have been some requests for the data for Shariff & Rhemtulla (2012)–which shows how national crime rates are divergently predicted by the country’s belief in Heaven and belief in Hell. These data are all freely available, but I’ve compiled them here for download in SPSS format. I’ve updated the data to the most recent versions. Also, I’m just including the crime data for homicide rates, rather than for all...

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