Our pick of the best psychology and neuroscience links from the past week or so:
Why are men more likely than women to take their own lives?
In the Guardian, Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman argue that suicide prevention programmes need to take sex differences into account.
Introducing The Psychologist Magazine’s First Ever Poetry Competition
“There is no guidance other than to consider our publication and audience; come on what you know, pure discovery,” says Editor Jon Sutton.
Brain-branded Energy Drinks Might Make You Less Smart
Over at Brain Watch, I took at look at the claims made by a supposedly cognition-enhancing energy drink.
How to Curb Hunger Pangs with Your Mind
Pay attention to your eating, says David Robson at BBC Future, and you may find it easier not to over-indulge.
Why Can’t The World’s Greatest Minds Solve the Mystery of Consciousness?
Oliver Burkeman investigates for the Guardian.
In Our Time: Phenomenology
On BBC Radio 4, Melvyn Brag and his guests discuss phenomenology, a branch of philosophy that has given its proponents the chance to “talk about everything from the foundations of geometry to the difference between fear and anxiety.” (Listen again on iPlayer)
Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others
The smartest teams are distinguished by three key characteristics, says this column written by psychologists for the NYT.
Psychology of Emotions and Emotional Disorders
90 free journal articles from Psychology Press (access is open until Jan 31).
Pretty in Pink
“My two-year-old daughter already knows that pink is for girls. And she loves it,” writes Elisabeth Camp for Aeon. “Why does that make me see red?”
How To Get Stuff Done When You Really, Really Don’t Want To
Advice from 99U.com for when you’ve got the time, but not the motivation.
Post compiled by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.