Eye-catching studies that didn’t make the final cut:

People like their bosses to have high emotional intelligence, even more than high IQ. Also: “participants favoured young, male bosses and old, female bosses over old, male bosses and young, female bosses.”

Using psychology to improve Powerpoint presentations (open access).

Sustained violent video game play was significantly related to steeper increases in adolescents’ trajectory of aggressive behavior over time

Percepts to recollections: insights about memory functioning from single neuron recordings in the human brain (open access).

Can people tell whether abstract art is hanging the right way up or not?

Watching the Biggest Loser diet TV show risks increasing obesity stigma.

Using horses as an animal model of human depression.

We prefer product packaging that’s rounded rather than straight-edged.

Anger really is linked with the colour red in our minds.

Younger people prefer “saving the best for last” more than older people.

Is low self-esteem a risk-factor for depression?

Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.