In case you missed them – 10 of the best psychology links from the past week:
2. “Can you catch depression?” asked the Daily Mail on the back of a new study published in the new journal Clinical Psychological Science. NHS Choices takes a calm, objective look at the evidence.
6. Children are like little scientists in the way they learn about their environment through play. David Dobbs visits Alison Gopnik’s lab at University of California, Berkeley. (more from the Digest archive).
10. From psychologist Rolf Zwaan – Witty reflections on the actual mechanisms underlying social priming (like when you warm to a person who gives you a hot drink).
Looking ahead to next week: Skeptics in the pub meets in Greenwich on Weds eve and features psychologist Chris French.