Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Extras

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

Why pop-up ads on the computer don't work and just annoy.

Do people use reverse psychology in everyday life?

Brief and rare mental “breaks” keep you focused.

Men say they're less likely to use aggression towards women than men, regardless of whether that woman is an intimate partner or a friend. In contrast, women say they're more likely to use aggression against a male intimate partner, than either a male or female friend. 'We argued that men’s aggression towards women is lowered because of strong social norms in the West which prohibit male aggression towards women,' lead author Kate Cross told me. 'Women are usually unlikely to use direct aggression, but they become relatively uninhibited about using aggression because of the intimate bond they have with a partner.'

Incorporation of another person's limb into body image relieves phantom limb pain: A case study.

Stress Strengthens Memory of First Impressions of Others' Positive Personality Traits.

Mending broken hearts with a throw of the dice.

It's easier to mentally rotate clockwise than anticlockwise.

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not . . . ” Uncertainty Can Increase Romantic Attraction.

'Unexpectedly, the analyses yielded an inverse gender gap with higher values for social dominance orientation in women than in men'. Evidence for gender stereotype reversal in a German sample.

Was he happy? Cultural difference in conceptions of Jesus.

Finally, here's one for Andy Gray and Richard Keys: Establishing and Challenging Masculinity: The Influence of Gendered Discourses in Organized Sport.

2 comments:

Rob Keery said...

Just made all three Psychology Press articles referenced in the above post free-to-all until around the end of the month.

Here's your links - click to go straight through to the full text of these articles:

Do people use reverse psychology in everyday life?
http://goo.gl/CRZ3o

Incorporation of another person's limb into body image relieves phantom limb pain: A case study.
http://goo.gl/57NKa

Evidence for gender stereotype reversal in a German sample.
http://goo.gl/oD3IZ

Baten said...

When it comes to pop-ups, there are also studies that shows the opposite. But to give a more nuanced picture, it is true that the traditional pop-up ads are irritating to most of us. However, it is one type of pop ups that works and does not irritate. This is popups that invites to sign up for newsletters. The reason for this is that when you visit a particular page based on interest we are more susceptible to the relevant message,compared to when there is no relevance

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