Friday, 31 May 2013

Link feast

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

1. Sally Satel on the limits of neuroscience: "While the scans are dazzling and the technology an unqualified marvel, we can always keep our bearings by remembering that the brain and the mind are two different frameworks". (more from the Brain Myths blog).

2. The paradox of knowing. Why do we have greater insight into others than ourselves? Open access in the new issue of The Psychologist magazine. (more from the Digest archives)

3. Are babies conscious?

4. "introverted employees ... underutilized because managers inaccurately assume they will be less effective team members" - from our Occupational Digest blog. (related link - networking tips for introverts)

5. BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind featured Suzanne Corkin on amnesiac HM, and the persistence of neuromyths in the classroom. (more: teachers believe one in two neuromyths)

6. Google Glass ignores lessons from cognitive psychology: "inattentional blindness" makes it dangerous.

7. New paper from the Behavioural Insight Team: "Applying behavioural insights to charitable giving" (pdf):

8. The philosophical and political roots of the massive expansion of talking therapies (mainly CBT) on the NHS.

9. People with Alzheimer's Disease are more prone to emotional contagion. (more from the Digest).

10. Paul Bloom: "Why I no longer believe psych studies with sexy findings" (from Blogging heads TV).

Looking ahead to next week: Tues 4 June, Motivation and procrastination, Psychology in the Pub event, London SW1W 8EZ.
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Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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