Psychology

The blog of life – Episode Two: Breaking Bad Habits

Are you eating too much chocolate? Do you feel twitchy when you cannot answer your mobile? These are just the sort of habits examined in this podcast from the British Psychological Society This is Episode Two of PsychCrunch, the new podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest. In this episode we speak to psychology …

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Blog of Life – When Causing Harm Is Unavoidable, We Prefer To Cause More Harm For More Benefits Rather Than Less Harm For Fewer By

By Matthew Warren Imagine that you’re an official faced with an unenviable decision: you must choose whether to establish a farm on existing land which can produce enough to feed 100 hungry families, or cut down an acre of rainforest to create a larger farm able to feed 500 hungry families. What choice would you make? …

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The Blog of Life – Should You Listen To Music When you Study?

By Christian Jarrett Given how many of us listen to music while studying or doing other cerebral work, you’d think psychology would have a set of clear answers as to whether the practice is likely to help or hinder performance. In fact, the research literature is rather a mess (not that that has deterred some enterprising …

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