Tuck into our latest round-up of the best psych and neuro links:
With Britain engulfed in another banking scandal, Ian Leslie for the Guardian blamed excess testosterone, whilst Ian Robertson explained the effects of bankers having too much power and greed (in case you missed it, the Digest also reported on a study suggesting that threatening a man’s masculinity makes him into a short-sighted risk taker).
The Smeesters scandal continues to roll on, with the whistleblower Uri Simonsohn telling Nature that he’s identified two further cases that have yet to be made public (for a low down on the Smeesters case, check out this Digest preview of a forthcoming Psychologist news item “Fake Data or Scientific Mistake?”).
Prejudiced people are slower to recognise faces from other races, reports Mo Costandi from the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness held in Brighton, UK, this week.
From our sister blog, the Occupational Digest: How does availability of men in the environment affect women’s career focus?
The Science of Laughter – Sophie Scott writes for the Guardian about a trial she’s running at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition.
New TED talk – Alanna Shaikh on how she’s preparing to get Alzheimer’s.
10 Tips to Manage Your Worrying – from Prof Graham Davey.