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Interogation Techniques and False Confessions

Here is an excerpt from the BPS blog: Over two hundred Asian and Caucasian students were invited to take part in what they were told was a test of their personality and typing skills. During the typing part of the task, they were warned in advance that pressing the...

The Low Serotonin Myth

Mindhacks has an interesting article on how the low serotonin theory of depression has continued. Here is an excerpt: Bad Science has a fantastic article on antidepressants and the widely-promoted but scientifically unsupported ‘low serotonin theory’ of...

Can you be too Happy?

Authors of a December, 2007 article in Perspectives in Psychological Science discuss how extreme happiness may be related to less than optimal outcomes in measures of success. Their research points to moderately high happiness as being most highly correlated with...

Tiger Woods

Here is an excerpt from Slate.com, which describes a new research study investigating whether other golfers do worse when Tiger Woods plays: Tiger is thus formidable even if he doesn’t always take first, which gets us to the study’s question: How does his...