BPS 2015 Annual Conference in Liverpool
01 September 2014, 15:28:20
Submissions are open for the British Psychological Society’s 2015 Annual Conference being held in Liverpool from 5 to 7 May. The programme timetable will include high profile keynote speakers, hot topic sessions, a mix of symposia, oral presentations, workshops and poster presentations across all three days. Subsmissions are sought for symposia, oral presentations, workshops and poster submissions. There is also a new type called 'Five-minute Challenge' presentations. All submitters are advised to read the Submission Policy before starting the process.
Smartphones and sensitivity to emotion
01 September 2014, 15:24:42
Young people who regularly use digital media to communicate risk becoming less sensitive to emotional cues from others, new research has indicated. According to a study by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), published in Computers in Human Behavior, test participants who avoided using devices such as smartphones for five days were much better at reading people's emotions than those who continued using electronic gadgets.
What gamblers and pigeons share
01 September 2014, 13:52:09
Gamblers are more likely to take risks if a high-value reward is up for grabs, a new study has found. According to research by the University of Warwick, published in Biology Letters, people are 35 per cent less risk-averse if a lucrative prize is on offer. Dr Elliot Ludvig, who led the study, believes these actions are influenced partly by their memories of previous winning bets.
Customers who feel valued stay loyal
01 September 2014, 13:50:00
Customers are more likely to stay loyal to a brand if they are made to feel valued, a new study has found. According to research by Queensland University of Technology, published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, many shoppers are failing to stick with certain companies even if they are promised freebies, discounts and other perks.
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On the programme today: People are likely to be greedy not generous, kind children tend to be more popular, how to stick to your New Year resolutions, boredom at work can make us more creative and the advantages of imaginary friends.
A quick review of some of the publications from 2013. Including why social networking means happy staff, what happens when women workers ask for higher pay and why it's possible for kids to change their eating habits. Our final broadcast of 2013! Thanks for listening everyone! See you next year!!
Does conscious awareness affect the influence of emotional provocation on unrelated stimuli?
Research has shown a memory advantage for emotional information, but it is unclear whether emotional arousal affects memory for neutral events that precede or follow it.
Research has shown that men respond differently to women during different parts of their ovulatory cycles.
Thinking about time as a cycle of recurring experiences — a reality Bill Murray’s character knows all too well in the movie Groundhog Day — may help us to put more money away into our savings, according to new research. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.