Our round-up of the latest psychology links from around the web:
How do successful people make good decisions? You can download the audio of Prof Landman’s talk at the RSA.
Claudia Hammond discussed the Derek Stapel fraud case and mentoring for anxiety sufferers on BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind (now on iPlayer). In related news, Claudia is the deserved winner of the BPS’s 2012 Public Engagement Award.
Psychological symptoms among Shakespeare’s characters – BBC report.
Cynicism is bad for business, says Alex Fradera on our Occupational Digest blog.
The psychology of nakedness: seeing a person’s flesh changes how we think about their mind, says Jonah Lehrer. He also has a new post on the cognitive benefits of chewing gum (check out the footnote in which the Digest gets a namecheck for its pedantry skills).
Jelte M. Wicherts writing in Nature calls for more data sharing in psychology. He says it could help prevent research fraud.
The mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik looks set to avoid a prison sentence because experts have diagnosed him with schizophrenia. “Who, What, Why: How do you assess a killer’s mental health?” asks the BBC. There’s also a new study out on lone-wolf terrorism.
“Human Nature’s Pathologist” – Carl Zimmer profiles Steve Pinker for the New York Times.
What we learn before we’re born. TED talk from Annie Murphy Paul.