Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Extras

Eye-catching studies that didn't make the final cut:

Tipping estimate/guidance on a restaurant bill increases diners' generosity.

Pain helps assuage feelings of guilt.

How workers compensate for windowless offices.

Marriages are more satisfying when wives are thinner than their husbands.

Does a higher income make you more altruistic?

Understanding the causes of women's underrepresentation in science - less to do with discrimination and more to do with the need for organisations to make it easier to balance work/life demands.

'These results suggest that antidepressant use among individuals without psychiatric diagnoses is common in the United States ...'

A call for clinical psychologists to be trained in psychopharmacology.

Why do we listen to music?

Would you swap your lottery ticket for someone else's? The price people are willing to pay to avoid regret.

Minding the gap between neuroscientific and psychoanalytic understanding of autism.

Reducing people's confidence in their memory leads them to perform more checking behaviour - study with implications for understanding OCD.

More research on healthy habit formation.

Classroom discipline across 41 countries. 'In countries that were poorer, more equal, or had more rigid gender roles, students reported higher classroom discipline'.

Progress in the development of an on-line atlas of the mouse brain.

Attempts to avoid ageism by dressing young could backfire. 'In three experiments we found that both male and female young adults negatively evaluated older adults who attempt to look younger compared to older adults who do not attempt to do so ...'

Cognitive neuroscience 2.0: building a cumulative science of human brain function.

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