Christian Jarrett investigates the psychology of humour and comedy
nuggets from the Society’s free Research Digest service, this month on the psychology of humour
towards an activity map of the brain; new open access psychology journal; the divided brain; anorexia; the cognitive and social benefits of video games
can we be lobbyists for social change?; retirement; intelligence; abortion; unpaid posts; #overlyhonestmethods; humour and health; and more
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Neuroscientist, comedian and Guardian blogger
Larry Stern on an ‘extraordinary and subversive’ journal
Rob Bailey with the latest in our series for budding writers (see www.bps.org.uk/newvoices for more information)
how to think like Sherlock Holmes; Desert Island Discs with Uta Frith; big questions from little people; Derek; Barbican Weekender; and much more
Ian Florance talks to Stephanie Davies, Creative Director and ‘cognitive laughter and humour consultant’ for Laughology; and Elizabeth Sullivan writes on gallows humour.