Tuck into our latest round-up of the best psych and neuro links:
The new July issue of The Psychologist magazine has an open-access article on the psychology of competition – the benefits and costs of pressure for competitors, and how the Olympics will affect you. You can also read this article and much more in a free digital preview of the July issue.
BBC Radio 3 broadcast a superb documentary on crowd psychology, featuring social psychologists Prof Steve Reicher, John Dury and others (you can listen again on iPlayer or download the podcast).
A Dutch social psychologist has been found guilty of scientific misconduct – Science Insider has the details. It follows a case of scientific fraud by a social psychologist that was uncovered last year.
The EU launched a controversial campaign Science – it’s a Girl Thing. Many people found it patronising and insulting. The Research Digest covered a pertinent study recently – How “Girlie” Science Role Models Could Do More Harm Than Good.
BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme on The Uncanny – how the odd familiar can be so much scarier than the exotic and dramatic.