Tag Archives: social

Home alone: Why people believe others’ social lives are richer than their own

People usually tend to over-estimate their own capabilities and qualities compared to others. For examples, people tend to believe they are more intelligent, trustworthy, moral and happier than others, as well as making better leaders, and drivers. However, when it comes to thinking about our social lives, what little we know seems to indicate that […]

How do 3-4 year olds think about hide and seek?

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind By Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson Buy on Amazon Have you played hide and seek with a small child and found them in seconds as they sit in the middle of the room with their eyes covered, convinced that you can’t see […]

How do people with multiracial (or multicultural) backgrounds navigate their social identity?

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Sarah Gaither, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University in the USA. In this conversation, we focus on Sarah’s work on understanding multiracial identities and the costs and benefits of navigating that social terrain. Here is the link to the paper we talk about in this […]

How young women use food to make friends at school

Eating Together: Food, Friendship and Inequality By Alice P. Julier Buy on Amazon In this episode, I talk with Dr Eva Neely, Lecturer at the School of Public Health at Massey University, here in Wellington, New Zealand. The abstract to her paper can be found here:  http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/HE-03-2015-0012 Purpose  – Food practices, including associated routines, rituals, […]