Our editor’s pick of the 10 best psychology and neuroscience links from the last week or so:
The Brexit Poll
The Psychologist canvassed psychologically-informed opinion on the EU Referendum result and what happens next.
Who Are You Really? The Puzzle Of Personality
Newly released TED talk by Professor Brian Little.
The Complex Circumstances That Defined Your Gender
Scientists are only just getting to grips with the complicated interplay of genes, hormones and life experience that come to shape our identity (part of a new “sexual revolutions” series from BBC Future).
Why We’re Different
A conversation with pioneering behavioural geneticist Robert Plomin.
Re-reading Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow
Four years on, how does the best-selling book hold up?
The Dangers of Being Too Hard On Yourself
You can easily recognize when one of your friends is being too hard on themselves. But it’s a bit harder to self-diagnose…
Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free
A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, assuring in its honesty.
Should Your Driverless Car Hit a Pedestrian to Save Your Life?
The issue of robotic morality has become a serious question for researchers working on autonomous vehicles who must, in essence, program moral decisions into a machine.
On the Reality of Race and the Abhorrence of Racism
Racism isn’t wrong because there aren’t races; it is wrong because it violates basic human decency and modern moral ideals.
“I Saw Things Children Shouldn’t See” – Surviving a Troubled Childhood
Why are some people able to become happy, well-adjusted adults even after growing up with violence or neglect?
Post written by Christian Jarrett (@psych_writer) for the BPS Research Digest.
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