Saturday, 29 August 2015

Link feast

Our editor's pick of the week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:

How Reliable Are Psychology Studies? [short of time? check out our coverage of this story]
Findings from the Reproducibility Project have sent shockwaves through psychology. At The Atlantic, Ed Yong provides commentary and reflection.

OCD: A Monster in My Mind (TV show)
There are 28 days left to watch this BBC Two documentary in which Professor Uta Frith meets the people living with OCD, looks at the therapy available and asks what neuroscience can offer by way of a cure.

Why Do We "Like" Social Media?
Writing for The Psychologist, Ciarán Mc Mahon considers the psychology behind Facebook and more.

Facebook Q&A with Organisational Psychologist Adam Grant
The Wharton School Professor and author of Give and Take took questions on work and psychology.

Yes, Men’s and Women’s Brains Do Function Differently — But It’s a Tiny Difference
A new study claims to have found a link between sex differences in mental performance and sex differences in neural function. I took a look at the evidence, over at New York's Science of Us.

On My Radar: Steven Pinker’s Cultural Highlights
The psychologist and popular science author on data graphics, spectacular planet photography and the ambitious comedy of Amy Schumer.

Dos and Don'ts to Preserve Your Brainpower
From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, David Robson at BBC Future provides six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.

Psychology of Family
Psychology Press has gathered together 150 articles on this topic from its journals and made them free to access.

How Neuroscience Is Helping Answer the Question ‘Who Am I?’
Simon Worrall at the National Geographic interviews Anil Ananthaswamy author of The Man Who Wasn’t There: Investigations Into the Strange New Science of the Self.

The Science of Forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response
"Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life," says Megan Bettencourt at Salon. "Here's how it works".
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Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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