Friday, 12 August 2016
The Research Digest has moved!
On 11 August 2016 the BPS Research Digest blog moved to a new site, please find us over there : http://digest.bps.org.uk
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
More analytical, less intuitive people are better at empathy
Image via Roy Blumenthal/Flickr Reading what other people are feeling is an important skill that helps us navigate conflicts, deepen re...
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Episode 7: Use Psychology To Compete Like An Olympian
Image via Flickr This is Episode Seven of PsychCrunch, the podcast from the British Psychological Society's Research Digest, spo...
Two meta-analyses find no evidence that "Big Brother" eyes boost generosity
Being watched encourages us to be nicer people – what psychologists call behaving “pro-socially”. Recent evidence has suggested this effe...
Monday, 8 August 2016
Gender differences at the movies – women remember more of rom-coms, men remember more from action flicks
When viewing a film genre that supposedly “matches” our gender, we build up stronger memory “schema” Psychology research has shown that ...
Saturday, 6 August 2016
Our editor's pick the 10 best psychology and neuroscience links from the last week or so : How To Talk So That People Listen At the...
Friday, 5 August 2016
Are brainy people lazy? "Need For Cognition" correlates with less physical activity
According to Hollywood stereotypes, there are the clever, nerdy young people who spend most of their time sitting around thinking and read...
Thursday, 4 August 2016
A lot of "voice hearing" isn't an auditory experience at all
The message from recent surveys is that it's not just people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who hear voices in their heads, many pe...
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Bridge Burning and the six other ways to quit your job
Just as Paul Simon sang about 50 ways to leave your lover, a new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology suggests there ar...
Friday, 29 July 2016
10 of The Most Widely Believed Myths in Psychology
In a sense we're all amateur psychologists – we've got our own first-hand experience at being human, and we've spent years obser...
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Neuro Harlow: The effect of a mother's touch on her child's developing brain
In the 1950s, the American psychologist Harry Harlow famously showed that infant rhesus monkeys would rather cling to a surrogate wire mot...
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