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Pupil dilation is a subtle signal that someone is paying attention to us. A new study finds that we pick up on this, directing our own attention to people with larger pupils - and this all happens outside of our conscious awareness. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/05/04/we-…
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This was a lovely way to start a BPS Conference day, 5 years ago. There was subsequently an episode of our @ResearchDigest podcast digest.bps.org.uk/2019/07/23/epi… twitter.com/CathLoveday/st…
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Pupil dilation is a subtle signal that someone is paying attention to us. A new study finds that we pick up on this, directing our own attention to people with larger pupils - and this all happens outside of our conscious awareness. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/05/04/we-…
A new analysis finds that Trump supporters showed an increase in racial and religious prejudice after he became president — and this seems to be because they believed these views had become more socially acceptable. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/29/pre…
We tend to think that more extraverted people are poorer listeners - though further work is needed to test whether or not this is true. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/27/ext…
People made faster but less accurate decisions when background music was playing, regardless of the music's tempo. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/26/bac…
Students who score highly on the Dark Triad traits tend to believe that responsibility for their own learning lies with other people - and this sense of "academic entitlement" can drive them to cheat digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/21/stu…
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The experience of a “good” person doing something immoral is so unsettling, it makes us doubt our ability to judge character and also makes the world feel like a more confusing place. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/22/see…
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On #EarthDay2022 explore lots of articles and interviews around climate change in our archive thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/search?search_…
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The experience of a “good” person doing something immoral is so unsettling, it makes us doubt our ability to judge character and also makes the world feel like a more confusing place. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/22/see…
Students who score highly on the Dark Triad traits tend to believe that responsibility for their own learning lies with other people - and this sense of "academic entitlement" can drive them to cheat digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/21/stu…
We tend to see more educated political candidates as more electable - but the reasons for this preference seem to differ depending on our own educational background digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/20/we-…
Knock on wood? Avoid black cats? Wont open an umbrella indoors? I'd love to hear those superstitions you just cant shake for my next episode of #PsychCrunch #podcast. twitter.com/ResearchDigest…
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The next episode of our #PsychCrunch podcast is on the psychology of superstitions - and we want to hear all about yours. Reply or send us a message (digest.bps.org.uk/contact/) describing your superstition, and we just might feature it in the episode.
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A simulated moon mission in Northern Greenland has provided some insights into how extreme social isolation could affect astronauts' wellbeing digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/13/moo…
"Moral suspicion trickles down": people assume a dishonest leader means a dishonest organisation digest.bps.org.uk/2015/01/08/che…
Prolific liars use a variety of strategies to get away with their lies, such as being purposefully vague and weaving falsehoods into truths, so that it is hard to tell the difference. digest.bps.org.uk/2020/01/21/her…
The next episode of our #PsychCrunch podcast is on the psychology of superstitions - and we want to hear all about yours. Reply or send us a message (digest.bps.org.uk/contact/) describing your superstition, and we just might feature it in the episode.
Last year, a paper made headlines with the finding that simple text message reminders can increase uptake of the Covid vaccine. But a new analysis finds that these nudges no longer worked later on in the pandemic, among more vaccine-hesitant people. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/08/tex…
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Last year, a paper made headlines with the finding that simple text message reminders can increase uptake of the Covid vaccine. But a new analysis finds that these nudges no longer worked later on in the pandemic, among more vaccine-hesitant people. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/08/tex…
“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/05/her…
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What makes someone believe that they have been abducted by aliens? We take a look back at a classic study of purported alien abductees, which found they may have problems remembering how and when memories are acquired. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/06/wha…
“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/05/her…
‘We are all involved in this false information universe’ - we meet @tombuchanan99 thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-35/marc… Also, listen to episode 29 of our @ResearchDigest PsychCrunch podcast - kindly sponsored by @Routledgepsych digest.bps.org.uk/2022/01/26/epi…
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Embracing discomfort, rather than avoiding it, can help us work towards our personal goals by @mattbwarren at @ResearchDigest #SciSeekPicks ift.tt/XTchgOl BPS Research Digest
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People who spent their childhood in rural or suburban areas tend to be better at navigation than those who grew up in cities, according to data from nearly 400,000 players of the game Sea Hero Quest. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/01/peo…
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Students at a German high school got better sleep and felt more motivated on days they started an hour later than normal digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/28/whe…
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People who spent their childhood in rural or suburban areas tend to be better at navigation than those who grew up in cities, according to data from nearly 400,000 players of the game Sea Hero Quest. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/04/01/peo…
People are more motivated in the pursuit of personal goals when they interpret feelings of discomfort and awkwardness as a sign of progress, and something to strive for rather than avoid. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/30/emb…
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People are more motivated in the pursuit of personal goals when they interpret feelings of discomfort and awkwardness as a sign of progress, and something to strive for rather than avoid. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/30/emb…
How well do you know what you look like? Research on self-perception, digested digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/14/how…
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Students at a German high school got better sleep and felt more motivated on days they started an hour later than normal digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/28/whe…
Repetition can make even the most bizarre claims seem more true. By Emma L. Barratt. @ResearchDigest #SciSeekPicks ift.tt/vowxHrP BPS Research Digest
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When students at a German high school start the day an hour later, they sleep better and feel more motivated and able to concentrate. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/28/whe…
Older adults are just as good at sharing in others' emotions, but they may find it harder to work out what someone is likely to be feeling. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/24/her…
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Human decision-makers can be just as much of a black box as algorithms. But we still think that we have a better understanding of the decision-making process used by human experts. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/23/dec…
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Do elephants weigh less than ants? Was George Washington born in Beijing? Clearly not — but a new study finds that when these highly implausible claims are repeated, they start seeming a bit more true digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/22/rep…
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Older adults are just as good at sharing in others' emotions, but they may find it harder to work out what someone is likely to be feeling. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/24/her…
Human decision-makers can be just as much of a black box as algorithms. But we still think that we have a better understanding of the decision-making process used by human experts. digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/23/dec…
Do elephants weigh less than ants? Was George Washington born in Beijing? Clearly not — but a new study finds that when these highly implausible claims are repeated, they start seeming a bit more true digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/22/rep…
How well do you know what you look like? Research on self-perception, digested digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/14/how…
"Rags-to-riches" storylines are common in reality TV — and a new study finds that after watching these shows, people believe more strongly that hard work alone can bring economic success digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/18/rea…
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"Rags-to-riches" storylines are common in reality TV — and a new study finds that after watching these shows, people believe more strongly that hard work alone can bring economic success digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/18/rea…
How well do you know what you look like? Research on self-perception, digested digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/14/how…
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Spotlight on class Scroll down to find info on the latest VIP competition in our regular programme to identify and nurture new writing talent in Psychology. We want to hear about class in research/practice. 1000 words by 1 April. thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/voices-psychol…
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Black women who experienced more discrimination earlier in life reported higher levels of distress in late pregnancy - and this in turn impacted their babies' stress response digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/15/a-m…
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Black women who experienced more discrimination earlier in life reported higher levels of distress in late pregnancy - and this in turn impacted their babies' stress response digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/15/a-m…
We try to avoid people with these stereotypically boring traits. By @mattbwarren @ResearchDigest #SciSeekPicks ift.tt/5zV8xUb BPS Research Digest
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How well do you know what you look like? Research on self-perception, digested digest.bps.org.uk/2022/03/14/how…
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