Eye-catching studies that I didn’t get a chance to report on in full:

After parents “friended” their undergrad children on Facebook, there was no adverse effect on privacy but there was less conflict in their relationship

Existing evidence does not support strong causal claims about the unique importance of pretend play for development

“Why do girls freak out?” new study on an adolescent in-patient unit.

Violence is less common in YouTube content compared with TV; & where it exists, consequences are more realistic.

Contrary to previous reports, parents say they’re happier than non-parents.

Placing a zillion on a number line.

“In this review, we examine the consensus and controversy in the study of fibre pathway connectivity for language

Participants were willing to terminate the unattractive woman more frequently than the moderate or extremely attractive women.

Feel the fear but carry on anyway; acceptance-based therapy for fear of public speaking.

The implication is that using punitive measures to control persistent offenders is unlikely to be effective in an identifiable group of juvenile offenders.

Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.

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