BPS Research Digest

Your free, fortnightly roundup of the latest psychology research from the British Psychological Society.

11/17/2017 08:58 AM
We are witnessing a renaissance in psychology
Let's join Leif Nelson and his co-authors in recognising the positive and welcome changes underway in psychological science. By Christian Jarrett

11/16/2017 09:26 AM
People who think they exercise less than their peers die earlier, regardless of their actual activity levels
How you think about your levels of physical activity may be just as important for your health as how much exercise you actually get. By Tomasz Witkowski

11/15/2017 09:30 AM
Men and women interpret the sexual intent behind dating behaviours very differently
The findings could help explain problematic misunderstandings early in dating relationships. By Alex Fradera

11/13/2017 08:00 PM
Study shows how easy and effective it is for Facebook ads to target your personality
Ads tailored to your personality could be the start in a new era of psychological persuasion. By Christian Jarrett

11/13/2017 08:50 AM
Very intelligent people make less effective leaders, according to their peers and subordinates
Leaders who stand intellectually apart and are prone to complex language may be less inspiring. By Alex Fradera

11/10/2017 09:07 AM
Moderate alcohol consumption improves foreign language skills
It may be that the anxiety-reducing effects of a relatively small amount of alcohol help us to speak in a foreign tongue. By Emma Young

11/09/2017 12:30 PM
Can evolutionary psychology and personality theory explain Trump’s popular appeal?
Like an alpha male chimpanzee, Trump encapsulates the dominance approach to leadership. By Christian Jarrett

11/08/2017 12:24 PM
A 30-minute lesson in the malleability of personality has long-term benefits for anxious, depressed teenagers
The brief session taught the teenagers that you can exert control over the kind of person you want to be. By Christian Jarrett

11/07/2017 10:18 AM
Contrary to stereotypes, study of hedge fund managers finds psychopaths make poor investors
This is the first time that the Dark Triad traits have been investigated in the context of hedge fund performance. By Emma Young

11/06/2017 01:56 PM
The deactivation effect: What 15 minutes device-free solitude does to your emotions
The results suggest that if you want to lower the intensity of your emotions, positive and negative, time alone may be just the ticket. By Christian Jarrett