Eye-catching studies that didn’t make the final cut:
Evolutionary explanations of cognitive biases [open access]
Passengers show a bias for choosing seats on the left side of aeroplanes (compared with a right-sided bias in half-empty cinemas).
“it may occasionally be ethical to encourage some degree of optimistic bias, and perhaps even positive illusion, when treating patients in psychotherapy“
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.