Friday, 26 October 2012

Link feast

In case you missed them - 10 of the best psychology links from the past week:

1. Times columnist Caitlin Moran has written a moving and poetic account of schizophrenia.

2. 21 words that could help improve the methods-reporting issues in psychology (and here's the pdf of the forthcoming journal article).

3. Prof Tim Hodgson at the Uni of Lincoln with his ideas for teaching introductory biological psychology, and a generous offer to send you his course materials if you're interested.

4. BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme on ear worms - those songs that get stuck in your head - and appropriately enough it's stuck, I mean available, for another year on iPlayer. (We've covered research on ear worms previously).

5. TED posted a new talk by psychologist David Pizarro on the role of disgust in our political views.

6. Learning business management skills from a visit to ape and monkey enclosures (I'm still not sure if this is a spoof of not).

7. The November issue of The Psychologist magazine is online and it includes an article on post-traumatic growth, and an interview with Craig Knight, an expert in workplace design, both open-access.

8. Channel 4 in the UK broadcast a documentary about mass hysteria "The Town That Caught Tourette's". It's not available via their on-demand service, but it is due to be repeated a few times in the coming days. Check the link for listings.

9. Temple Grandin, the animal welfare genius and autistic savant, has had her brain scanned for the first time, revealing some intriguing differences from a typical brain.

10. From genes to hormone levels, biology may help to shape political behaviour - another excellent (open-access) news feature from Nature.
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Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.

2 comments:

  1. re. Apes at the top

    It seems that 'ApeManagement' has been running for quite a while . . .

    http://www.apemanagement.nl/index_bestanden/UK_home.htm#Naar%20boven%20p37_UK

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  2. excellent links as usual - many thanks! not sure I agree at all though with the mass hysteria interpretation made by some of the 'experts' (neurologists, not psychoanalysts) on the program "The town that caught Tourette's" for two reasons 1/ the girls did not display other hysterical symptoms 2/ the tics looked like genuine Tourette-like symptoms (neurological explanation rather than psychological explanation).

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