Our round-up of the latest juicy psychology links from around the web:
Published today – new e-book “Mad mobs and Englishmen?: Myths and realities of the 2011 riots” by the psychologists Steve Reicher and Cliff Stott. The Guardian have a preview.
“I had an orgasm in a brain scanner,” boasts Kayt Sukel.
In Praise of Daniel Kahneman – Guardian editorial on the nobel-winning psychologist.
An essay on the nocebo effect has won this year’s Wellcome Trust science writer prize – congrats to the writer Penny Sarchet.
Texas governor Rick Perry experienced brain freeze during a live TV debate, prompting media commentary on the fallibility of human memory. Experts were quoted in an article for the BBC and I wrote a column on forgetting for the Guardian.
Test your morality – a new mass experiment being run by BBC Lab.
The fall-out from the Diederik Stapel (prominent social psychologist) fraud scandal continues. “Psychology Rife with Inaccurate Research Findings” says Karen Franklin for Psychology Today. “Fraud Scandal Fuels Debate Over Practices of Social Psychology,” says The Chronicle.
The Brain is Wider Than the Sky author Bryan Appleyard spoke at the RSA (audio).
Is Neuroscience the Death of Free Will? Thought-provoking essay from Eddy Nahmias in the NYT.