Do Violent Computer Games Increase Aggressive Behaviour?

20 August 2005

A review of the research on violent computer games published this week claims a link with aggressive behaviour in children. This is convenient for the American Psychological Association (APA) which […]

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Big Brother and Psychologists on TV

13 August 2005

“Racial tension, sexual harassment, masturbation with a bottle – this year’s Big Brother has plunged to new depths in reality television. From self-loathing gay hairdresser Craig groping drunken geordie Anthony, […]

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The Man Who Shocked The World

8 August 2005

Review of the new biography of Stanley Milgram – architect of one of the most famous experiments in social psychology – by Raj Persaud in the British Medical Journal: “The […]

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Healthy Scepticism Towards Research Pays Off

4 August 2005

Don’t believe everything you read – even if it has been published in a reputable scientific journal: “Dr John Ioannidis of the University of Ioannina in Greece, writing in the […]

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Cognitive Therapy Reduces Repeat Suicide Attempts by 50 Percent

3 August 2005

“Each year in the U.S., 25,000 adults commit suicide. People who have attempted suicide are at high risk for another suicide attempt. Researchers wanted to know how to reduce that […]

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Implanting False Memories May Help Dieters

3 August 2005

Here’s a study that’s guaranteed to set psychologists’ minds a-spinning with ethical issues. Professor Loftus (left) at the University of California managed to put participants off strawberry ice cream, pickles […]

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How Culture Shapes Illness

2 August 2005

Mind Hacks have a good entry on how mental illness is shaped by culture:

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