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

Huge new study examines links between mental illness and creativity.

Too close for comfort, or too far to care? Finding humor in distant tragedies and close mishaps.”

People rated narcissism as a less “dark” trait than Machiavellianism or psychopathy.

Do nappies (diapers) interfere with babies learning to walk?

Doing bad but looking good – How dark personalities are adept at making themselves look attractive.

Why humans are (sometimes) less rational than other animals.

People can approximate a person’s extraversion, dominance and neuroticism based on just their body odour.

Mixing an energy drink with an alcoholic drink increases motivation for more alcohol in students.

Participation in Mass Gatherings Can Benefit Well-Being” A longitudinal study at the Hindu Magh Mela festival.

People prefer more southern routes when travelling, and it’s not because the terrain is flatter.


Post written by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.