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How to evaluate an argument like a trained scientist
Happy new year and welcome to the first Link Feast of 2016 – the weekly post where our editor lists his favourite recent psychology and...
Diners order more food and drink from larger waiters and waitresses
Psychologists have already identified a multitude of factors – besides actually how hungry we are – that influence the amount we choose to eat,...
Follow your heart – Having an unanswered calling in life is worse than having no calling at all
As you return to work after the holidays, do you have a sense that this isn’t the place you’re meant to be; that somewhere out there is a calling...
Research Digest: How and when to send sarcastic emails
A big problem with being sarcastic in your texts or emails, of course, is that you can't use tone of voice or a cheeky smile to ensure your...
Research Digest: Students who believe in free will do better
Psychologists are coming to realise that it's not just people's abilities that are important in life but their beliefs about their abilities.Much...
Research Digest: Eight-year-olds can tell crimes from mischief
The idea that children can't be held fully responsible for their crimes dates back thousands of years. Today, in many countries around the world,...
Research Digest: It's better to have two passions in life than one
As long as you don't become obsessive and defensive about it, there's a wealth of evidence to show that having a passion in life is good for you...
Our most popular posts of 2015
This has been a record-breaking year for the British Psychological Society's Research Digest blog – in terms of the amount of material we've...
Here's what we get completely wrong when we're judging the difficulty of anagrams
We think pronounceable anagrams are easier, but they're harderWhen you're trying to solve an anagram (that is, re-arranging a jumble of letters to...
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