Thursday, 24 March 2011

Extras

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

Local effects on people's belief in global warming. Can I call this the Daily Express effect? "Respondents who thought that day [they were surveyed] was warmer than usual believed more in and had greater concern about global warming than did respondents who thought that day was colder than usual"

Social relationships get better with age. Here's why.

Can you pay people to remember better? Only if the material is boring.

The experiences of psychologists from different countries in responding to crises, including natural disasters.

Children as young as five show a preference for other children of the same race. This new study shows the same is not true of infants.

Bad smells encourage condom use.

Frequent sex can stop neuroticism from harming marital satisfaction.

How metaphors affect our reasoning. "We find that exposure to even a single metaphor can induce substantial differences in opinion about how to solve social problems ..." Coverage from Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science.

An analysis of the role that different aspects of executive functioning play in student procrastination.

Believing more in chance or fate helps people cope with the death of a spouse.

The present research examined who tends to experience music-induced chills and why.

Available in all good toy stores (or maybe not) - the Implicit Association Test for kids.

A clinical study of those who utter threats to kill.

Whatever Happened to Counseling in Counseling Psychology?

People primed to feel more socially secure subsequently placed less monetary value on their possessions.

Creative people are judged as less suitable for leadership positions.

1 comment:

Rob Keery said...

For the next month or so, the full text of the article on 'An analysis of the role that different aspects of executive functioning play in student procrastination' mentioned in this post will be FREE to read onine.

Click here to go straight through to the full text of the article from the Journal of Clincal and Experimental Neuropsychology.

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