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Story envy: When we borrow other people's personal anecdotes
How smaller portions encourage us to savour our food
Have you ever been to an exclusive restaurant that serves tiny portions and found that, in spite of the paltry servings, you felt satisfied...
Our pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:The Ultimate Psychology Reading ListFor more than seven years, The Psychologist...
Research Digest: Children's early use of time words studied
For adults, let alone children, time is a tricky concept to comprehend.In our culture, we carve it up into somewhat arbitrary chunks and attribute...
Research Digest: Why 'everyone stereotypes' is a dangerous line
Telling people they are biased in their treatment of others – that they are racist or ageist, for example – can make them defensive and result in...
Research Digest: We are overly optimistic about optimism
"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome."The sentiment...
Research Digest: Does feeling lonely make you hungry?
Loneliness is bad for you. Some experts have even likened it to a kind of disease. What's unclear is how being being lonely leads to these adverse...
Research Digest: You can change your personality at will
Surveys show that most of us wish our personalities were different. Change is certainly possible: people's personalities evolve as they get older ...
Our pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:The Man Who Couldn't Stop GivingWhat a Brazilian man's pathological generosity...
Research Digest: References to alcohol in UK pop music
Psychologists have documented a striking increase in references to alcohol and heavy drinking in the lyrics of UK chart music. They warn this could...