Social Psychological Bulletin <p><strong>Social Psychological Bulletin</strong> (Psychologia Społeczna) is an open-access quarterly no-APC journal (free for both reader and authors), that publishes original empirical research, theoretical review papers, scientific debates, and methodological contributions in the field of basic and applied social psychology. The SP Bulletin actively promotes standards of open-science, supports an integrative approach to all aspects of social psychological science and is committed to discussing timely social issues of high importance.</p> <p><strong><span class="jh_lable">Publication types:</span></strong>&nbsp;Research article, Review article, Short communication, Methods, Data paper, Forum paper, Editorial, Corrigendum, Book review</p> <p><strong><span class="jh_lable">Archived:</span></strong>&nbsp;<a href="">CLOCKSS</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">PsychArchives</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Indexed:</strong> <a href="">EBSCO SocINDEX</a>, <a href="">Sherpa Romeo</a>, <a href="">Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)</a>, <a href=";search_text=%22social%20psychological%20bulletin%22&amp;search_type=kws&amp;search_field=full_search&amp;and_facet_source_title=jour.1328993&amp;order=date">Dimensions</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">ScienceOpen</a>,&nbsp;<a href=";as_epq=&amp;as_oq=&amp;as_eq=&amp;as_occt=any&amp;as_sauthors=&amp;as_publication=social+psychological+bulletin&amp;as_ylo=&amp;as_yhi=&amp;hl=en&amp;as_sdt=0%2C5">Google Scholar</a>, <a href=";jsessionid=YVZbtOCCVA09XCbe1YnzOP4b.undefined?id=483539">ERIH PLUS</a>, <a href="">OPENAire</a>, <a href="">Scilit</a></p> <p><strong>Top Factor:</strong> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">18</a></p> en-US (Michal Parzuchowski & Marcin Bukowski) (PsychOpen Support Team) Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:31:29 -0700 OJS 60 A Structured Literature Review of the Meat Paradox <p>Many people wish to avoid harming animals, yet most people also consume meat. This theoretical ‘meat paradox’ is a form of cognitive dissonance and has grave negative consequences for animal welfare and the environment. Yet, despite these consequences, the meat paradox literature is sparse. The current structured literature review (SLR) explores primary literature up to May 2020, supporting the paradox and uniquely reviewing all known triggers of the paradox (e.g., exposure to meat’s animal origins), all known strategies to overcome the paradox (e.g., avoiding thinking about consumed animals) and how different people (e.g., those of different genders, occupations, ages, dietary preferences, cultures or religions) utilise varying strategies to overcome the paradox. For instance, the review uniquely demonstrates how dietary identity, dietary adherence and meat consumption frequency, among other demographic and psychographic factors, all affect moral (dis)engagement from animals. Overall, this paper has wide-ranging theoretical implications for the meat paradox and social psychological literature, and practical implications for meat reduction policies.</p> Sarah Gradidge, Magdalena Zawisza, Annelie J. Harvey, Daragh T. McDermott Copyright (c) 2021 Sarah Gradidge, Magdalena Zawisza, Annelie J. Harvey, Daragh T. McDermott Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Memories of Who We Are: A Preliminary Identification of Autobiographical Memory Functions in Recall of Authentic and Inauthentic Events <p>The story of who we are is central to our sense of authenticity and this story is constructed from our autobiographical memories. Yet we know surprisingly little about the functions that autobiographical memories of being authentic serve. This study provides a preliminary examination of the self, social and directive functions used in autobiographical memories of being authentic and inauthentic. Participants recalled times they felt they had been authentic or inauthentic at work. Analyses revealed that the self and directive functions were significantly more prevalent than the social function. In addition, authentic memories were most strongly associated with the self function while inauthentic memories were more likely to be used for the directive function. This may indicate that recall of an authentic experience serves to support one’s current self-identity, while recall of an inauthentic experience provides an opportunity to direct future behaviour towards a more authentic response. This study provides some of the first evidence for how autobiographical memories of being authentic or inauthentic may function in developing a coherent story of self that is needed for a sense of authenticity.</p> Anna Sutton, Jason Render Copyright (c) 2021 Anna Sutton, Jason Render Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 Social Distancing From Foreign Individuals as a Disease-Avoidance Mechanism: Testing the Assumptions of the Behavioral Immune System Theory During the COVID-19 Pandemic <p>Topics of prejudice, discrimination, and negative attitudes toward outgroups have attracted much attention of social scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the preference for social distancing can originate from the perception of threat. One of the theoretical approaches that offers an explanation for avoidance tendencies is the behavioral immune system theory. As a motivational system that aims to identify and avoid pathogens, the behavioral immune system has been shown to be triggered by various cues of a potential disease threat (e.g., the risk of contracting a virus), which further leads to negative social consequences such as xenophobia, negative attitudes toward various social groups, and distancing tendencies. We present a correlational study (N = 588; Polish sample) that was designed to test mediational models derived from the behavioral immune system theory, using the COVID-19 pandemic as a source of natural disease threat. In serial mediation analyses we show that the perceived threat of COVID-19 translates into greater preferred social distance from foreign individuals, and that this occurs in two ways: 1) via pathogen disgust (but not sexual or moral disgust), and 2) via germ aversion (but not perceived infectability). Both pathogen disgust and germ aversion further predict general feelings toward foreign individuals, which finally determine the preferred social distance from these individuals. The results support the behavioral immune system theory as an important concept for understanding social distancing tendencies.</p> Aleksandra Szymkow, Natalia Frankowska, Katarzyna Gałasińska Copyright (c) 2021 Aleksandra Szymkow, Natalia Frankowska, Katarzyna Gałasińska Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700