Saturday, 4 June 2016

Link feast

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

Why So Negative?
Ella Rhodes at The Psychologist speaks to psychologists about the ongoing EU referendum campaigns.

Ten Serendipitous Findings in Psychology
Compiled by Dorothy Bishop.

Your Therapist is White. You're Not. Is This a Problem?
Similar cultural roots don’t guarantee better bond, yet competence in learning about differences and being mindful of verbal and non-verbal cues are critical.

Living With Dementia: Chris' Story (now available on iPlayer)
A powerful, multi-textured BBC documentary filmed over almost two years following a 55-year-old man and his family as they come to terms with his Alzheimer's diagnosis.

Suzanne Corkin, Who Helped Pinpoint Nature of Memory, Dies at 79
New York Times obituary.

It's Curious That We Cry – Here's What We Know About Why
When you think about it, shedding tears from your eyes is rather strange. Why do we do it? And why might there be differences between men and women?

Night Watch In The Brain: Recent Findings On First-Night-In-New-Place-Insomnia
By Sofia Deleniv on her blog The Neurosphere.

The Women That Kill, Abuse and Torture
We have struggled to comprehend the origins of female violence, painting female serial killers as reluctant sidekicks or psychotic femmes fatales. That needs to change.

Stop Comparing Management To Sport 
"Good management is not like a competitive sport," writes Freek Vermeulen at the Harvard Business Review. "And managing your company as if it is, can lead your business astray – or at least create a mighty corporate mess."

The Witness: a Brother’s Quest to Put Kitty Genovese Case to Rest
New York Times review of a new documentary about the murder of Kitty Genovese – a crime that has acquired a mythical stature in psychology. "James Solomon’s seamless documentary, 'The Witness,' traces the yearslong efforts of Ms. Genovese’s younger brother Bill, who was close to Kitty, to get to the bottom of what actually happened."

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Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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