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Research Digest: Join a social group and you feel more in control
The true story of Christopher McCandless, dramatised in the 2007 film Into the Wild, is a search for radical independence that culminates in...
Research Digest: Explaining our jumpiness at night
When something goes bump in the night, most of us are a little jumpier than we would be in the day. But is that just because it's dark, or is it...
Research Digest: Idea territoriality harms creative teamwork
Patents, citations, and copyright all indicate how much it matters to people that they can claim an idea as their own. But new research suggests...
Research Digest: Do happy people have more children?
Lots of research, much of it contradictory, has looked into whether having children brings happiness. There are studies showing marital...
Our pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:The Last Day of Her LifeWhen psychology professor Sandy Bem found out she had...
Research Digest: How to test whether someone is a Maven
Malcolm Gladwell’s influential book The Tipping Point popularised the notion that ideas, products and movements owe popular success to opinion...
Research Digest: Women remember to remember better
Prospective memory is the term psychologists use for when we have to remember to do something in the future – like stopping for milk on the way...
Research Digest: How poverty shapes children's self-image
"The Culture of Poverty”, published in 1966, was hugely influential, persuading many policy makers that children from low-income families are...
Research Digest: A taxonomy of the voices inside your head
Psychologists are taking an increasing interest in the way we all speak to ourselves in our heads. Unpleasant, uncontrollable inner voices can be a...