PSYlent: 3rd June 2007


Here is the next PSYlent, the weekly overview of those stories that I think are pretty interesting in psychology but don’t really apply to OCR. Seems a shame to miss out on them just because I can’t get them to fit into the specifications. So, here are those studies that would have been without a voice on PsychBLOG; or as I’m going to call them: PSYlent!

This week I have mostly been marking, but still managed to read the following goings-on:

Give the chimps rights
At the least, we should raise a fundamental neuroethic question: does our increased knowledge about the animal mind (and mental properties such as consciousness, self, emotions and suffering) urge us to treat these animals in a different way? Recent media coverage is asking this question.

Want that girls number? Just touch her…
…well not literally – that could get you in a whole lot of trouble. But research over at the BPSD talks about a study which shows how personal touch can influence perceptions.

What’s your position?
Child psychology explores birth order, personality development, & sibling rivalry. Check out these new insights about career, intellectual pursuits, & even health risks!

But yeah, but no, but yeah but …
Science confirms what parents suspect–risky teen behaviour really is undertaken in the absence of reasoned thought processes. So Cognitive news says anyway.

And finally…

Wakey-wa … where did you go?
Not really that related to psychology (it’s kind of to do with dreaming so it’s allowed) – having trouble waking up in the morning? If the answer’s yes then you need clocky!

Tags: ,

One Response to “PSYlent: 3rd June 2007”

  1. Mark June 3, 2007 at 7:15 pm #

    I wonder why clocky is refered to as a he? Great idea though – although I just get somebody to ring me.

Leave a Reply