Behind the news

Connecting you with the psychological science behind the news:

1. Stressed mothers hold baby on the right (the Telegraph).
Cradling linked to depression in new mothers (the Guardian).

Here is the journal source. Here is the lead author.

2. Brain type may dictate politics (the Guardian).
Brainwave clue to political persuasion (the Telegraph).

Here is the journal source. Here is the lead author.

3. Parents warned of additives link (BBC News online).
Additives can make any child ‘hyperactive’ (the Scotsman).

Here is the journal source. Here is the lead author.

4. Depression ‘is worse for your health than asthma or diabetes’ (Daily Mail).
Depression more harmful than angina, says study (the Guardian).

Here is the journal source. Here is one of the authors.

Post written by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

2 thoughts on “Behind the news”

  1. In regards to the food additives study .01 to .39 seems like a huge confidence interval to me. The other results don’t fare much better. Nice that it’s a RCT though.

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  2. Regarding the Politics study: Will those with consservative tendencies be able to handle the new way of thinking: that they are less able to handle new ways of thinking?

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