Links to the best psychology and neuroscience writing and broadcasting, compiled for your weekend pleasure:
You can also listen to Baumeister’s recent talk at the RSA in London.
How are you going to read all these links? Fear not: This Saturday’s Guardian comes with a free supplement on time management (also online).
New Yorker podcast of Jonah Lehrer explaining why brain storming doesn’t work, but coffee breaks and criticism do. These ideas and more are in Lehrer’s forthcoming book: “Imagine: How Creativity Works“. I’ve covered similar ground on the Digest. Check out these previous posts: Why do we still believe in group brainstorming? Forget brainstorming – try brain writing! and Coffee helps women cope with stressful meetings but has the opposite effect on men.
Tali Sharot, author of The Optimism Bias was another recent speaker at the RSA – listen to the audio.
A new book that’s worth a look: “Together The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation” by Richard Sennett.
Another new book that’s worth a look: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain.
BBC Radio 3 have broadcast a series of shorts about phonophobia – the fear and intolerance of noise.
A new video collection website features dozens of lectures for school students by university researchers.
Catch it while you can “Freud vs. Jung” from BBC Radio 4 is available for just one more day.
This interest in Freud and Jung is due to the forthcoming release of A Dangerous Method, which charts the relationship between the two men.
Britons are more dishonest than they used to be, apparently. Or maybe just more honest about their dishonesty?
Go buy this week’s New Scientist magazine if you can – it has features on the effects of space on the brain (see here also) and “orchid children” (kids who are vulnerable to neglect but who thrive in a nourishing environment).
Newly posted TEDx talk: Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner
A sad twist to a classic case study in psychology: Was Little Albert neurologically impaired?
That’s all – have a great weekend!