Thursday, 10 November 2011


Our round-up of the latest juicy psychology links from around the web:

One time that psychology came to their rescue. In case you missed it: leading psychologists help mark 200 issues of the BPS Research Digest email by sharing their stories.

A History of the Brain is a series of 15-minute shorts running everyday this week and next on BBC Radio 4. Hurry, download the podcasts before they're taken off the web.

Amazing photos from new book "Portraits of the Mind".

Man with schizophrenia has out-of-body experience in lab, gains knowledge, controls his psychosis.

Crowds are not dumb.

Video of Loraine Tyler lecture on the positive aspects of brain ageing.

The strange and curious history of lobotomy. (BBC R4 radio show about the same)

Links between dance and the scientific process - according to psychologist Nicky Clayton, scientist in residence for the Rambert Dance Company (ABC National Radio).

Coverage of the Diederik Stapel fraud: New York Times, The Chronicle.

Claudia Hammond debunks myths about the mind on BBC R4 (still available on iPlayer)

Steve Pinker was on the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast.

Can basic human nature be changed? Matt Ridley answers.

Overcoming emotional pain.

'You Are Not So Smart': Why We Can't Tell Good Wine From Bad.

Video of Francesca Happe lecture on what we do and don't understand about autism (find the link under "latest")

Why men have a harder time making friends.

Dogs are friendlier when a woman is holding their leash, plus other intriguing dog-walking findings.

Brains in a jar cupcakes.

NYT interview with Michael Gazzaniga, famous for his split-brain studies.

Eight ways to beat the winter blues.

Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.

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