Introducing a new Digest feature: “Feast”, our occasional round-up of links to recent psychology news, gossip, podcasts, blog-posts and radio/tv shows:
The Developmental Neuropsychologist Dorothy Bishop has written an open letter to Baroness Susan Greenfield, urging her to stop peddling unfounded claims about the internet and autism.
Deader than dead: people in vegetative states are viewed as deader than corpses, reports Ed Yong over at Not Exactly Rocket Science.
The Centre Forum think tank calls for a national parenting campaign to teach the population basic parenting skills, reports the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. (PDF of the report Parenting Matters: Early Years and Social Mobility).
Higher education is burning out its employees, says new research covered by Alex Fradera at the BPS Occupational Digest.
Psychology Press has launched a new journal: Religion, Brain and Behavior – the first issue is free to access.
The latest Neuropod podcast has hit the wires, including segments on gut neurons and bird grammar.
Ben “bad science” Goldacre presented a show for BBC Radio 4 on longitudinal research and you can listen to it on iPlayer.
The American Psychologist is due to publish a special issue to mark ten years since 9/11. The Indy and other outlets are reporting that the terror attacks exposed how inappropriate psychological debriefing can exacerbate trauma.
Hear Freud, Jung, Skinner, Milgram and other great thinkers in their own words. New BBC Four series is underway with the first episode available on iPlayer.
The 2011 Royal Institution Xmas Lectures, entitled Meet Your Brain, are to be delivered by psychologist Bruce Hood.
Channel 4 has started a new 3-part series looking at how buildings affect our health and behaviour. The first episode is available via 4oD.
Psychological commentary from NPR radio on the US debt-ceiling negotiations.
Scientific American Mind reviews The Rough Guide to Psychology, by Digest editor Christian Jarrett.
A short from RadioLab features Bob Milne, a ragtime pianist whose brain appears to run on a dual-core processor (listen to find out why!)
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