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Eye-catching studies that didn't make the final cut:
College students aren't very accurate at judging how drunk they are.
The effects of weather on walking rates in nine cities.
"Hey Mom, What’s on Your Facebook? Comparing Facebook Disclosure and Privacy in Adolescents and Adults".
Testing yourself over time, with long gaps between tests, is beneficial to memory. But the precise schedule of when those tests occur (e.g. with expanding, contracting or equal gaps between them) doesn't matter.
For girls, but not boys, greater consistency of hand preference in infancy was related to superior cognitive outcomes from age ten to 17, for example in verbal intelligence.
People who hoard animals.
Food automatically grabs people's attention, especially if they have low BMI.
Apolipoprotein E4 is a risk factor for Alzheimer's, but does it exert a benefit on cognitive function in healthy young adults?
Even bigots show reduced prejudice after inter-group contact.
Autism may have bestowed people with a survival advantage as skilled solitary foragers (PDF).
The cognitive consequences of envy.
Autism is twice as high in Eindhoven, the IT centre of the Netherlands, than in Haarlem or Utrecht.
Diet motivation in young women is driven more by fear than by hope.
You do not talk about Fight Club if you do not notice Fight Club: Inattentional blindness for a simulated real-world assault.
[This post was compiled for the BPS Research Digest].