Saturday, 18 July 2015

Link feast

We trawled the web for this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:

Torture Report "will help define the meaning of psychology"
At The Psychologist magazine, Jon Sutton reports on a review into the American Psychological Association's ethics guidelines, national security interrogations, and torture.

The Gruesome, Untold Story of Eva Peron's Lobotomy
David Robson at BBC Future reports on evidence of a new, tragic chapter to Peron's story.

Selective Mutism: "I have a phobia of talking" (TV clip)
The BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show meets people with selective mutism (accompanying BBC article here, and also check out our recent report on the experiences of people with selective mutism in their own words).

The Age of Unreason
As the world grows richer and older, mental illness is becoming more common. John Prideaux considers the consequences as part of the Economist's new special report.

Girls With Autism (TV Show)
A new ITV documentary follows the lives of pupils at Britain's only single-sex school for autistic girls. Available on catch up for several weeks.

Facing Shadows (YouTube video)
In April 2015, seven young people who had been to a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for help with their depression came together, with the aim of making a short, animated film about what it is like to suffer from depression as a teenager.

Are Men and Women Really That Different? (audio)
On ABC Radio in Australia, Psychologist Cordelia Fine (author of Delusions of Gender) examines just how real the gender divide is and challenges some of the popular assumptions that play up the differences between the sexes.

Cheeseburger Ethics
"Are professional ethicists good people? According to our research, not especially. So what is the point of learning ethics?" asks philosophy professor Eric Schwitzgebel, at Aeon magazine. (And check out our recent report on his research that found philosophers are just as irrational as the rest of us).

Episode 6: Superstition (audio)
The latest edition of the BPS-supported TheNofUs Podcast has just been released, on the topic of superstition.

And finally, Why I’m Always Late
The Wait But Why blog explains the behaviour of "Chronically Late Insane People".
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Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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