2009

The 12 Psychology Studies of Christmas

22 December 2009

On the first day of Christmas PsyBlog sent to me…12 psychology studies about Christmas (and no partridges or pear trees).

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When Situations Not Personality Dictate Our Behaviour

15 December 2009

A modern test of an ancient bible story demonstrates the power of situations to trump personality in determining behaviour.

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How Other People’s Unspoken Expectations Control Us

7 December 2009

We quickly sense how others view us and play up to these expectations.

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Our Minds Are Black Boxes – Even to Ourselves

30 November 2009

The stories we weave about our mental processes are logically appealing but fatally flawed more often than we’d like to think.

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Basking in Reflected Glory

26 November 2009

Classic social psychology study explores our yearning to bask in the reflected glory of successful others.

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Ads For Unhealthy Foods Increase Children’s Consumption 45%

24 November 2009

New psychology research demonstrates a direct effect of snack food adverts on increased consumption for both adults and children.

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The Chameleon Effect

19 November 2009

Does mimicking other people’s body language really make them like us?

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