10 eye-catching studies that didn’t make the final cut:
Competitors in the Ultimate Fighting Championship who wear red trunks are no more likely to win than those wearing other-coloured trunks – contradicts past research suggesting a winning “red effect”. (background story)
Failure to replicate evidence for a genetic test for autism (news report on the finding from Ed Yong)
A failure to replicate the finding that secrets leave us feeling physically encumbered (pdf). We covered the original finding on the Digest: Secrets leave us physically encumbered.
A successful replication of Robert Cialdini’s hotel towel re-use study – i.e. the finding that hotel guests are more likely to reuse their towels if they’re told about how many other people do so, rather than given the usual environmental message.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.