Archive | March, 2019


18 Mar

Money spent to pay for more free time can make people happier than money spent on material goods. (In brief. Buying happiness. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, November, p. 15)


14 Mar

A study shows that police officers are no better than untrained observers at detecting when a suspect is holding a gun or explosive device. (In brief. Armed and dangerous. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, November, p. 14)


11 Mar

Amanda Lear: I hate to spread rumors, but what else can one do with them?

Mood Disorders

3 Mar

Evidence is accumulating about people diagnosed as bipolar who never have had depression but only mania. Some think that unipolar mania should be a separate diagnosis in the same way that unipolar depression is, but others want it to be a subtype of bipolar. More research is needed. (Makin, S. The undiscovered illness. Scientific American, 320(3), 36-41)