Saturday, 7 June 2014
How Mistakes Can Save Lives: One Man’s Mission to Revolutionise the NHS.
Ian Leslie in The New Statesman looks at how human factors psychology from the aviation industry is at last being applied to healthcare.
Happy Birthday Tetris!
Tom Stafford explains the psychology of Tetris's appeal, and describes ways the game has been used in psychology research.
Why Have Female Hurricanes Killed More People Than Male Ones?
Ed Yong for National Geographic reports on a study that claims female-named hurricanes are more deadly because implicit gender stereotypes lead people to perceive less threat. But Yong asks - is the finding merely a statistical fluke?
Mirror Neurons Are Essential, but Not in the Way You Think
Jason Goldman for Natilus debunks the hype about these fascinating brain cells.
Scott Sleek for The APS Observer on what the eyes can tell us about mood, cognition and human health.
Morality Pills: Reality or Science Fiction?
Molly Crockett for the Guardian explains how the science is more complicated than headline writers would have you believe.
Nudge economics: has push come to shove for a fashionable theory?
Tim Adams for The Guardian on Daniel Kahneman's nemesis, psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer.
The Secret Life of Babies
26 days left to watch this ITV documentary
The Search for Psychology's Lost Boy
Tom Bartlett for the Chronicle on the controversy surrounding the search for Little Albert's true identity.
The psychology of your future self
Newly posted TED Talk by Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert, the author of Stumbling on Happiness.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.