Saturday, 18 June 2016

Link feast

Our editor's pick of the 10 best psychology and neuroscience links from the last week or so:

"We Are Complicit In Making These Groups All But Invisible"
Martin Milton argues at The Psychologist that LGBT debate needs urgent progression in wake of the Orlando attack.

Jerome S. Bruner, Who Shaped Understanding of the Young Mind, Dies at 100
NYT obit.

Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks To People (on iPlayer)
Documentary telling the extraordinary story of Koko, the only 'talking' gorilla in the world, and her lifelong relationship with Penny Patterson, who taught her to communicate.

Psychologists Grow Increasingly Dependent On Online Research Subjects
New studies suggest that volunteer research subjects for Amazon Mechanical Turk—an online crowdsourcing service—are less numerous and diverse than hoped.

VR Video Lets You See The World Through The Eyes Of An Autistic Boy
The virtual reality experience was made using feedback from the autistic community

What Crisis? – The Reproducibility Crisis (video and report)
A huge audience of psychologists, students and researchers was drawn to the British Psychological Society debate in London about the reproducibility and replication crisis in psychology.

Do You Have to Be a Jerk to Be Successful?
Why the pervasive myth of the malcontent genius is harmful to our own creative development.

‘I’d Have Said Let’s Not Do This’: What Osborne Never Asked His Nudge Guru
An interview with Professor Richard Thaler, godfather of behavioural economics.

Why You Can Never Tell What Your Friends Really Think of You
We like to think we can judge how we present ourselves to others – but psychology says we’re wrong.

The Neurosciences Go Mega
An exclusive extract from the new book 'Can Neuroscience Change Our Minds?', by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose.

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

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