This Week in Psychology

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This week (well last week now!) from my psychology notepad…

The science of magic is always fascinating; this New York Times article is no exception. MindHacks has a little background on this.

The excellent BPS Research Digest is running a ‘behind the news‘ series which gives links to the scholarly articles and lead authors on which news items are based. Two entries so far – long may it continue.

Talking of the BPS Digest, they also report research asking how many of us are ‘morning people’.

Neuromarketing has an interesting article on whether women are better at sales than men.

The Situationist has an accessible summary of research on happiness by Dan Gilbert. I’m particularly liking the punchline of this advert they pointed me to:

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Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". You can follow PsyBlog by email, by RSS feed, on Twitter and Google+.

Published: 27 August 2007

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