Booze aids foreign language skills, plus our 9 other most popular posts of 2017

In 2017, the BPS Research Digest welcomed 2,228,968 visitors, who together helped us reach over 3 million page views. Our free weekly email (which will resume on January 11) now has over 53,000 subscribers. To stay up-to-date with our latest reports, you can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and via our smartphone/tablet app. And don’t forget there are 10 episodes of our PsychCrunch podcast to catch up on (over 90,000 downloads to date), with a new episode coming soon. Listed below are our 10 most popular research articles of 2017. Happy New Year psychologistas!


Moderate alcohol consumption improves foreign language skills

Autistic boys and girls found to have “hypermasculinised” faces – supporting the Extreme Male Brain theory

Thinking in a foreign language, we’re less prone to superstition

There’s such a thing as “autism camouflaging” and it might explain why some people are diagnosed so late

Sexual offending by women is surprisingly common, claims US study

Longest ever personality study finds no correlation between measures taken at age 14 and age 77

No “far transfer” – chess, memory training and music just make you better at chess, memory training and music

running giphy2Oh dear, even people with neuroscience training believe an awful lot of brain myths

Critical thinking skills are more important than IQ for making good decisions in life

10 Ways That Running Changes Your Mind and Brain

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