To mark 100 email issues of the Research Digest – the British Psychological Society’s free roundup of the world’s best new psychology research – and to inspire the next generation of researchers, I asked leading psychologists and bloggers to write about ‘The most important psychology experiment that’s Never been done.’
This feature is sponsored by the not-for-profit Centre for Applied Positive Psychology. CAPP Press, their publishing arm, is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of two titles in its “Strengthening the World” series. See www.cappeu.org.
I’d like to thank our contributors sincerely for taking their time to participate in this special feature and being prepared to put their ideas on the line.
We have 13 contributions in all, which have been published daily over the past fortnight.
1. Watching death, by Susan Blackmore
2. Reducing prejudice and discriminatory behaviour, by Pam Maras
3. Caring for psychotic patients with maximum kindness and minimum medication, by Richard Bentall
4. Personal psychology experiments, by Will Meek
5. Can psychology save the world? by Scott O Lilienfeld
6. Why is learning slow? by Richard L Gregory
7. Switching the parents around, by Judith Rich Harris
8. Expanding the frontiers of human cognition, by Chris Chatham
9. Testing foetal cognition, by Annette Karmiloff-Smith
10. Hiring private detectives to investigate paranoid delusions, by Vaughan Bell
11. Challenging the conclusions drawn from Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment, by Alex Haslam
12. The Truman Show experiment, by Jeremy Dean
13. Changing the focus of psychotherapy to what is good in your life, by Martin Seligman