July 2005

Dating Formula Finds ‘Worthless Gifts’ Get the Girls

29 July 2005

It’s Friday so let’s kick back and enjoy some geek psychology. Seeing the phrases ‘human courtship’ and ‘mathematical modelling’ in the same sentence means only one thing – a couple […]

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Psychology of Magic

28 July 2005

Light piece in The Guardian on the psychology of magic. “…not content with just enjoying the tricks, psychologists are now using their effects on the mind to work out how […]

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Look Into My Eyes

26 July 2005

As the eyes are the window to the soul, psychologists’ fascination with them is no surprise. In the first of two new studies, cognitive psychologists looked at whether there was […]

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Daryl Atkins’ Fate Hanging On His IQ

25 July 2005

“The life of a convicted murderer is hanging in the balance while a US jury considers whether his intelligence has increased enough to allow him to be put to death. […]

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Secrets of the Sexes: Attraction. Not Scientific. Not Popular. Not Attractive.

24 July 2005

The BBC series, The Secrets of the Sexes, has gone from hero(ish) to zero in only one week. This week’s show asked whether science can predict sexual attraction. It wasn’t […]

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Optimists Recover More Quickly After Bereavement

24 July 2005

New research, published in Health Psychology, has found that optimists recover more quickly than pessimists after a death or the onset of severe illness in the family. This is the […]

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Caffeine Study Finds No Performance Enhancement

23 July 2005

A study published this month in Neuropsychobiology has found that sustained caffeine use has no significant enhancing effects on performance or mood and does not provide a restorative effect after […]

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