Friday, 13 July 2012
Hear hear! Stop bullying the social sciences - LA Times Op-Ed.
Why I am always unlucky but you are always careless - Tom Stafford of Mind Hacks explains.
New book that's worth a look, Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory by psychologist Charles Fernyhough (New Scientist described it as "an immense pleasure"). Fernyhough used his blog to reflect on how the book came about.
BBC Four broadcast a trio of excellent documentaries this week, all of which are now available on iPlayer for a limited time: Rupture: Living With a Broken Brain; Blink: A Horizon Guide To The Senses; Heart vs. Mind: What Makes Us Human.
A consummate story teller - check out this video of Jonah Lehrer's talk at this year's 99% conference about the importance of grit for creative success.
Also on the 99%, How your goals and good intentions could be holding you back.
Can you learn to be synaesthetic? asks Neuroskeptic.
Is positive thinking the route to happiness? Oliver Burkeman and Jules Evans discuss on the Guardian books podcast.
Dan Ariely was at the RSA this week discussing the psychology of dishonesty - you can listen to the audio.
Busting the 21 days habit formation myth - great blog post from the UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre.
Crimes and Misdemeanors: Reforming Social Psychology - Dave Nussbaum with intelligent reflections and recommendations in the wake of the scandals that have rocked social psychology lately.
Another social psychologist has resigned after questions were raised about the honesty of his data.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.