British Journal of Psychology
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Music, IQ, and the executive function.
This article is a commentary on 'Examining the association between music lessons and intelligence' (Schellenberg, 2011). ©2011 The British Psychological Society.
Examining mental health literacy and its correlates using the overclaiming technique.
These results are discussed in terms of the benefits of using the overclaiming technique and signal detection analysis in the study of mental health literacy. ©2011 The British Psychological Society....
A link between altruism and sexual selection: genetic influence on altruistic behaviour and mate preference towards it.
We used a twin study to estimate whether genetic effects influenced responses to psychometric scales measuring mate preference towards altruistic traits (MPAT) and the preferred trait (i.e., 'altruistic personality'). As predicted, we found significant genetic effects influencing variation in both....
Corporeal awareness and proprioceptive sense of the phantom.
We report a study of 283 amputees, which administered a structured questionnaire to systematically determine the relative frequency and nature of various bodily aspects of phantom limb perception. These include the size, shape, posture, and telescoping of the phantom; exteroceptive sensations of itc...
Predicting children's word-reading accuracy for common English words: the effect of word transparency and complexity.
The effects of printed word frequency and transparency measures on single word reading accuracy were examined in 105 six-year-old children. The results indicated that it may be necessary to re-appraise notions of orthography-to-phonology correspondences for children of this age. The influence of ort...
Individual differences and reasoning: a study on personality traits.
We actively gather information and use evidence could lead to a better comprehension and predictability of human reasoning. Recent findings have shown that some personality traits are related to similar decision-making patterns showed by people with mental disorders. We performed research with the a...
'I remember therefore I am, and I am therefore I remember': Exploring the contributions of episodic and semantic self-knowledge to strength ...
We obtained support for the hypothesis that the relationship between episodic self-knowledge and identity strength would be mediated by knowledge of personal semantic facts. However, there was also support for a reverse mediation model indicating that a strong sense of identity is associated with se...
Image descriptions in early and mid-level vision: what kind of model is this and what kind of models do we really need?
We discuss a number of the merits of this approach, but argue that it is (at this stage) highly difficult to assess the utility of this model as a plausible description of human visual processing. First, we indicate that the authors' description of the model is underspecified. Second, we question th...
Guessing imagined and live chance events: adults behave like children with live events.
An established finding is that adults prefer to guess before rather than after a chance event has happened. This is interpreted in terms of aversion to guessing when relatively incompetent: After throwing, the fall could be known. Adults (N=71, mean age 18;11, N=28, mean age 48;0) showed this prefer...
Prejudiced learning: a connectionist account.
We compared contexts analogous to learners holding either false negative expectancies ('prejudices') about a subclass of objects that were actually good or false positive expectancies about objects that were actually bad. We introduced expectancy-related bias either by altering the probability of ap...