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The Crazy World of Peer Review

Jüri Allik, UT Professor of Experimental Psychology and one of the world’s most cited scientists in his field, elaborates on three main shortcomings of peer review: slowness, ineffectiveness, and amorality. Continue reading

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What’s the Secret of the Slim?

How do some people stay slim? What’s different about their behaviour? Psychologists look into the success formulas of slim people to help those worried about their excess weight. Continue reading

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Character Determines Food Preference

A large-scale study carried out in Estonia revealed clear links between personal traits and food preference. Continue reading

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How The Weather Affects Our Emotions?

Many believe that the sun makes us happy and rain brings sorrow. Doctoral candidate in psychology Liisi Kööts and her supervisors Jüri Allik and Anu Realo compared weather data with individuals’ self-evaluated emotions. Continue reading

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Your Personality Is an Open Book

General belief has long held that part of our personality always remains hidden from outside observers. However, a team of University of Tartu psychologists recently conducted a survey of the Estonian Genome Project’s gene donors which seriously challenges this assumption. The study indicates that it is impossible to hide anything from a relative or a close friend. Continue reading

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