Friday, May 19, 2006

BPS Research Digest


I subscribed to the blog BPS Research Digest (BPS = British Psychological Society) some six months ago; ever since then, I have been meaning to post a link here, but never got around to it. Now that they have made an explicit request that we spread the word, here it is.

If you are interested in some of the really interesting psychology research, BPS Digest is the place for you. The research findings are summarized in simple language, with links to semi-popular and scholarly articles that you can consult if you want to dig deeper.

Here are some of the recent posts that I had bookmarked:

The power of prayer ... to harm you!

Be creative: Don't even think about it.

Are you a grumpy maximizer or a happy satisficer?

Self-discipline matters more than IQ

How being ill can be good for you.

The dark side of the American dream?

All but the first two are on one of my pet topics: Happiness! Specifically, positive psychology.

2 Comments:

  1. Neela said...

    Abi, have you read Daniel Gilbert (at Harvard) on forecasting and happiness and well-being? He has a nice web page and also a new book out Ithink called "Stumbling upon Happiness".

    Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener also do soem good work in the area of well being. George Loewenstein does some work on this as well.

    Also the Positive Psychology lab from Penn - with Martin Seligman - is an interesting venture.

    Drop me a line if you are interested in more papers/references.

    n!

  2. Abi said...

    Neela: Thanks for your comment.

    "Drop me a line if you are interested in more papers/references."

    Please tell me how! My e-mail id is displayed on the sidebar of this blog.