A Blog About Blogs (of sort)…

It might seem strange that we are writing a blog about other blogs (of sort)…but as the saying goes, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’

There are 2 really useful digests provided by the British Psychological Society (BPS: www.bps.org.uk) that we think are useful and worth signing-up for.

The first is the award-winning Research Digest which reports on new psychological findings of every flavour (http://www.researchdigest.org.uk/blog). You can follow the digest on Twitter (http://twitter.com/researchdigest) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/researchdigest) as well. The Digest is edited by Dr Christian Jarrett (christianjarrett@gmail.com).

Published monthly, the Digest presents summaries of important or novel research that has just been published (with citations and / or links to free access). For example, Digest (no. 192) provided reviews of the following:

1. Men are as motivated by cute baby faces as women
2. Why is a touch on the arm so persuasive?
3. Doubts cast on imagery as a rehab tool for stroke patients
4. This picture will make it more likely that you’ll seek help
5. The dark side of swearing – it may deter emotional support from others
6. Is male libido the ultimate cause of war?
7. Link fest

The second (and perhaps of more interest to you) is a specialist sibling from the Division of Occupational Psychology at the BPS (http://www.bps.org.uk/dop) and is called The BPS Occupational Digest (www.occdigest.org.uk). You can follow the digest on Twitter (http://twitter.com/occdigest) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/researchdigest) as well. The Digest is edited by Dr Alex Fradera (alex.fradera@gmail.com).

Published monthly, the Digest presents summaries of important or novel research that has just been published (with citations and / or links to free access). For example, Digest (no. 005) provided reviews of the following:

1. Best practices may not be best for your organisation
2. Onlookers see people who break rules as more powerful
3. When self-promoting won’t help you get a job offer
4. Psychologically safe teams can incubate bad behaviour
5. Are we wrong to treat overqualified employees as ‘too much of a good thing’?
6. Measuring happiness: a view from management science

Well, get going !

Conor

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