Social Psychological Bulletin <h1 class="font-weight-bold" style="color: #24144a; font-size: x-large; margin-top: 1em;">Social Psychological Bulletin</h1> <h2 class="font-weight-bold" style="color: #646464;">Publishing contributions in the field of basic and applied social psychology</h2> <h2 class="font-weight-bold" style="color: #646464;"><em>Free of charge for authors and readers</em></h2> <hr size="”5″" noshade="noshade"> <p><strong>Social Psychological Bulletin</strong> (SPB) is an open-access 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. 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A Pre-Registered Replication <p><title/>Past studies indicated that environmental messages incorporating binding morals (i.e., loyalty/betrayal, authority/subversion, purity/degradation) were effective in reducing the negative association between political conservatism and pro-environmentalism. We conceptually replicated and extended this finding through open science practices. In a pilot study, we constructed three environmental messages incorporating each binding moral based on previous relevant studies, and confirmed their validity (96 U.S. adults, 50% women). We then investigated the independent effects of these binding moral messages on pro-environmentalism across the political spectrum (705 U.S. adults, 56.6% women). Contrasting with our expectations and previous findings, we found no evidence that these environmental messages emphasising distinct binding morals were more effective than a control environmental message in attenuating the political polarisation on conservation intentions and willingness to receive more information about environmental protection. Simply adding binding morals content in environmental messaging may not be useful in promoting conservatives’ pro-environmental engagement. We further discuss future research as well as the limitations of this research.</p> Inkuk Kim, Matthew D. Hammond, Taciano L. Milfont Copyright (c) 2023 Inkuk Kim, Matthew D. Hammond, Taciano L. Milfont Thu, 23 Feb 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Does the Sense of Power Influence Reputational Concern? Tests With Episodic and Semantic Power Priming <p><title/>Reputational concern shapes various social behaviours, since having a negative reputation often results in receiving negative social consequences such as ostracism and punishment. As such, individuals are motivated to avoid displaying socially disapproved behaviour. Previous studies have found that individuals with power (i.e., those who can asymmetrically influence others) tend to show various behaviours that would damage their reputation (e.g., aggression and exploitation). Taken together, we hypothesised that power would be associated with the extent to which individuals are concerned about their reputation. More specifically, we hypothesised that those who have a high and low sense of power would experience reduced and increased reputational concern, respectively. To test the relationship, we conducted three preregistered studies with commonly used power priming methods: episodic priming (Studies 1 and 3) and semantic power priming (Study 2). In Studies 1 and 2, the power priming methods failed to significantly influence the sense of power or reputational concern. In Study 3, we sought to overcome potential methodological issues with online episodic priming, and a modified high power episodic priming was successful. Yet, we did not find evidence for the hypothesised relationship between the experimentally induced sense of power and reputational concern. Our three studies offer valuable implications not only for further research on the relationship between reputational concern and power but also for the effectiveness of power priming methods.</p> Hirotaka Imada, Tim Hopthrow, Hannah Zibell Copyright (c) 2023 Hirotaka Imada, Tim Hopthrow, Hannah Zibell Fri, 03 Mar 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Among Us: Fear of Exploitation, Suspiciousness, and Social Identity Predict Knowledge Hiding Among Researchers <p><title/>Knowledge hiding in academia—the reluctance to share one’s ideas, materials or knowledge with other researchers—is detrimental to scientific collaboration and harms scientific progress. In three studies, we tested whether (a) knowledge hiding can be predicted by researchers’ latent fear of being exploited (i.e., victim sensitivity), whether (b) this effect is mediated by researchers’ suspiciousness about their peers, and whether (c) activating researchers’ social identity alleviates or rather amplifies this effect. Study 1 (N = 93) shows that victim-sensitive researchers whose social identity as a “researcher” has been made salient are particularly prone to knowledge hiding. Study 2 (N = 97) helps explaining this effect: activating a social identity increases obstructive self-stereotyping among researchers. Study 3 (N = 272) replicates the effect of victim sensitivity on knowledge hiding via suspiciousness. Here, however, the effects of the same social identity activation were less straightforward. Together, these findings suggest that knowledge hiding in science can be explained by victim sensitivity and suspiciousness, and that making researchers’ social identity salient might even increase it in certain contexts.</p> Marlene Sophie Altenmüller, Matthias Fligge, Mario Gollwitzer Copyright (c) 2023 Marlene Sophie Altenmüller, Matthias Fligge, Mario Gollwitzer Mon, 15 May 2023 00:00:00 -0700 I “Knew” They Wouldn’t Last: Hindsight Bias in Judgments of a Dating Couple <p><title/>When a romantic relationship ends, individuals often look back and wish they had done things differently. What may seem clear in hindsight, however, is often unclear in foresight. We investigated the effects of outcome knowledge on individuals’ judgments of a dating couple. In Study 1 (181 U.S. college students, 334 U.S. community adults), participants read about a couple with an uncertain relationship trajectory; then, experimental group participants received knowledge about the couple’s status six months down the road as broken up or still together, while control group participants received no outcome knowledge. Individuals who were told the dating couple broke up perceived that outcome as more likely and obvious compared to those who were not given outcome knowledge or who were told the couple stayed together. In Study 2 (262 U.S. college students, 333 U.S. community adults), participants in the experimental conditions received knowledge about the couple’s status six months later as broken up or engaged, while control group participants received no outcome knowledge. In both samples, outcome knowledge of a breakup had a negative effect on individuals’ judgments about the couple. Among community adults, but not among college students, outcome knowledge of an engagement positively affected judgments of the couple. We offer directions for future research and discuss the mechanisms by which hindsight bias might affect evaluations of our own and others’ relationships.</p> April Bleske-Rechek, Michaela M. Gunseor, Kai Nguyen Copyright (c) 2023 April Bleske-Rechek, Michaela M. Gunseor, Kai Nguyen Mon, 15 May 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Race-Ethnicity and the Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect in the United States <p><title/>According to research on the big-fish-little-pond effect, students with a high rank in a low rank school have more favorable self-evaluations than students with a low rank in a high rank school. We examined whether this effect extends to a racial-ethnic context. Black and White adults in the United States completed a social perception test and were told that they had a high rank in a racial group that performed poorly or a low rank in a racial group that performed well. Black participants identified more strongly with their racial group than White participants. However, the big-fish-little-pond effect occurred and was similar in size across Black and White participants. These results suggest that the big-fish-little-pond effect generalizes to a racial-ethnic context and replicates across majority and minority group members.</p> Tara L. Lesick, Ethan Zell Copyright (c) 2023 Tara L. Lesick, Ethan Zell Mon, 15 May 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Cognitive Reflection and Endorsement of the “Great Replacement” Conspiracy Theory <p><title/>According to the “great replacement” conspiracy theory, mass immigration to Europe and the U.S. is part of a secret plot to replace the autochthonous White and Christian population with non-White and Muslim immigrants. With the aim of exploring psychological factors that play a role in believing in the “great replacement” theory, the present research focused on individual differences in reflective thinking. Using data from a cross-sectional study (N = 906), we found that cognitive reflection was negatively associated with belief in the “great replacement” conspiracy theory, even when political ideology and sociodemographic characteristics were controlled in the analysis. The findings highlight the key role of reflective thinking in countering conspiracy theories.</p> Alexander Jedinger, Lena Masch, Axel M. Burger Copyright (c) 2023 Alexander Jedinger, Lena Masch, Axel M. Burger Fri, 23 Jun 2023 00:00:00 -0700