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Our editor’s pick of this week’s 10 best psychology and neuroscience links: Psychology’s Favorite Tool for Measuring Racism Isn’t Up to the Job Almost two decades after its introduction, the implicit association test has failed to deliver on its lofty promises. By Jesse Singal for New York’s Science of Us. BPS Response to Theresa May’s Speech on Mental Health Professor Peter Kinderman, the President of the British Psychological Society, has welcomed Theresa May’s pledge to introduce new measures to improve mental health care. Do 1 In 4 People Really Have A Mental Illness Right Now? Theresa May says a quarter of Britons suffer from mental health problems at any given time. But it’s really not clear where that number comes from. By Tom Chivers for Buzz Feed. The Voices in Our Heads: Why Do People Talk To Themselves And When Does It Become a Problem? By Jerome Groopman for the New Yorker. What Scientific Term or Concept Ought to be More Widely Known? As usual, many psychologists contributed answers to the annual Edge question. Why Are We So Attached To Our Things? I scripted a TED-Ed lesson on the psychology of ownership. The animation is by Avi Ofer. Neuroscience: The Risks of Reading The Brain Russell Poldrack reviews a new book by Barbara Sahakian and Research Digest contributor Julia Gottwald: Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in our Minds. Cognitive Science Suggests Trump Makes Us...
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