Tuesday, 29 May 2012
A replication of the finding that positive psychology exercises boost happiness.
The first documented case of congenital amusia in childhood.
The idea of the "hot-hand" in sports is that after hitting the target twice or more, a player is more likely to hit their target again. Previous studies, many conducted in the context of basketball, have suggested that there's no such phenomenon, but a new paper says that the hot hand exists in volleyball: "coaches and playmakers are able to detect it, and playmakers tend to use it 'adaptively,' which results in more hits for a team."
We have a bias for fearing high-speed threats, even if their chance of happening is low.
How the brain "talks over" boring quotes.
Some so-called "dark-side" personality traits are associated with work success.
A study into students' tendency to mind-wander and links with academic success and working memory.
When Prisoners Take Over the Prison, A Social Psychology of Resistance.
Useful review paper: "Training the brain: Fact and fad in cognitive and behavioural remediation".
When do people actually prefer to have lower status?
Testing the limits of the rubber hand illusion.
It's a phrase that's used a lot in psychology, but what exactly is "theory of mind"?
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.