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When we draw a face, why do most of us put the eyes in the wrong place?
Go ahead, sketch a face on your note paper. Use a photo of someone as a guide if you want. Unless you're a trained artist, the chances are that you...
Episode 6: How To Be Sarcastic ;-)
This is Episode 6 of PsychCrunch, the podcast from the British Psychological Society's Research Digest, sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Have you...
It can be a good thing for a therapist and client to disagree about the client's problems
Rapport between a client and therapist is important for therapy to be successful, and part of that is agreeing about the aims of the exercise. You...
Research Digest: Hitchhiking in a hijab for science
A consistent finding in this area is that people's attractiveness to others depends on whether their appearance communicates an interest in short...
Research Digest: Why we treat Lego people as if they're alive
Our brains are wired such that we pay extra attention to anything that seems to be alive. This makes sense from an evolutionary point of view –...
Research Digest: Why it's hard to persuade people with facts
An effective way to correct people’s falsely held beliefs is to address them directly with evidence. However, such rebuttals can sometimes backfire...
Research Digest: A voice in your head when you're reading
As you're reading this blog post silently to yourself, do you hear an inner voice speaking the words in your head?A new paper discussed on our...
Our editor's pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:Introducing The Psychologist App (new resource)The Psychologist,...
Research Digest: The assumptions we make when we meet people
Most personality traits and other characteristics are 'normally distributed', meaning that a new person is more likely to be in the middle than on...