Our editor’s pick of this week’s 10 best psychology and neuroscience links
‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids’
At The Psychologist, Jon Sutton and Aidan Horner speak to the children of psychologists, and the psychologists themselves, about their parenting.
Why Does the Replication Crisis Seem Worse in Psychology?
The same problems are facing other fields, too. Here’s why you hear about it most in psychology, says Andrew Gelman for Slate.
Here Is Amy Cuddy’s Response to Critiques of Her Power-Posing Research
“It has likely been a long week for the power-posing guru,” say the team at Science of Us.
The Mystery of Why Left-handers Are So Much Rarer
Relatively few people are lefties, and it’s a puzzle why. Still, the science of handedness is revealing fascinating insights about you – from how it could change the way you think, to the fact that you might be ‘left-eared’. By Hannah Fry for BBC Future.
How Americans Became So Sensitive to Harm
A recently published paper explains how “concept creep” in the field of psychology has reshaped many aspects of modern society. By Conor Friedersdorf for The Atlantic.
‘Don’t Feed The Trolls’ Really Is Good Advice – Here’s The Evidence
Deny them the pleasure of an angry reaction, and they’ll probably leave you alone, writes Evita March at The Conversation.
Research: We Drop People Who Give Us Critical Feedback
But if you are serious about improving at work, then you should be sure to develop and nurture relationships with people who are willing to give you that tough feedback. Francesca Gino in the Harvard Business Review.
Would It Be Ethical To Implant False Memories in Therapy?
We can implant false memories with increasing ease – and it may well help you to live a healthier, happier life. But what are the ethics? By Robert Nash for BBC Future.
How a Mother’s Voice Shapes Her Baby’s Developing Brain
“it is now scientifically proven that most of us carry a mother’s voice in the neural patterns of our brain,” argues Kate Fehlhaber at Aeon.
Teens’ Penchant For Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster
Sure, keeping a teenager’s thoughts corralled may seem like lion taming. But that impulsivity may help them learn, too. By Erin Ross for NPR.