Hyunjin Song and Norbert Schwarz describe some fascinating findings on how fluency affects judgement, choice and processing style
Thinking can feel easy or difficult. But what effect does the ease or difficulty of reading a text have on information processing? Can something as seemingly irrelevant as the print font in which...
crowd psychology; mental health policy; ‘Rain Man’; water use event report; Royal Society at 350; reports from the Society's Research Digest; and more
flashmobs; Down’s syndrome; cannabis gateway effects; HPC registration; role of educational psychologists; and more
…with Chartered Psychologist and writer Jennie Lindon
Roger Smith argues that the historical story is not dispensable – it is key to being a good scientist
Henry Ford supposedly snapped: ‘History is more or less bunk.’ Ford, I think, meant that if we pay history much attention, it holds us back. Many scientists agree: better to construct knowledge,...
Ian Florance talks to Richard Bentall about how he proved his careers master very wrong indeed
President’s column; lifetime achievement award; and more
doctoring the mind; human potential; applied sport psychology; research methods in applied settings; memory rehabilitation
Thom Baguley cautions against the careless and routine application of standardisation in psychology
The noted statistician C.P. Winsor once established a Society for the Suppression of the Correlation Coefficient. According to John Tukey it had as its ‘guiding principle…that most correlation...