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

Over last 50 yrs – American English books have become progressively more emotional than British English books.

Does the foot-in-the-door persuasion effect work when asking someone to do something anti-social?

The Effects of Priming Science on Moral Judgments and Behavior.

TV has little negative effect on development of young children.

There is no free won’t.

Lots of doctors prescribe placebos (but see here). 

Warning labels on cigarette packs are more effective when phrased as a question.

A computer malfunction has lingering effects on user performance, even after it’s fixed.

The effects of working memory training on functional brain network efficiency.

Chewing gum accelerates cognitive processing speed.

The Future Feels Closer Than the Past.

Proposals for a new psychiatric diagnosis – Misophonia – a preoccupation with a specific aversive human sound that triggers impulsive aggression.

The effect that support groups have on the mental health of people with Multiple Sclerosis depends on patients’ level of identification with the group.

New insights into differences in brain organization between Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans.

Beneficial effect of testing on learning works for older people, not just young undergrads.

Junior hospital doctors in Ireland don’t consider the impact that long working hours have on their own health; feel undervalued by policy makers.

Attractive people still seen as attractive when pulling faces.

How often do people wake up in surgery?

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

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