Eye-catching studies that didn’t make the final cut:
Local effects on people’s belief in global warming. Can I call this the Daily Express effect? “Respondents who thought that day [they were surveyed] was warmer than usual believed more in and had greater concern about global warming than did respondents who thought that day was colder than usual”
Social relationships get better with age. Here’s why.
Can you pay people to remember better? Only if the material is boring.
Children as young as five show a preference for other children of the same race. This new study shows the same is not true of infants.
How metaphors affect our reasoning. “We find that exposure to even a single metaphor can induce substantial differences in opinion about how to solve social problems …” Coverage from Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science.
Available in all good toy stores (or maybe not) – the Implicit Association Test for kids.