Raziskave, ki jih je koristno poznati

Ko smo ravno pri sestavljanju seznamov "naj" dosežkov preteklega leta, bi opozoril na spisek desetih raziskav s področja psihologije v letu 2009, ki jih je dobro poznati tudi v vsakdanjem življenju. Nekatere  so pričakovane (opravičilo resnično pomaga) druge so malo čudaške (travmatičnim spominom se lahko izognete tako, da takoj po dogodku igrate Tetris):
1. If you have to choose between buying something or spending the money on a memorable experience, go with the experience.
2. First impressions are all about value.
3. The “money illusion”—the tendency to allow the nominal value of money (amount of currency) to interfere with the real value (value of goods the money can buy)—is all in your head.
4. Playing video games could be an unlikely cure for psychological trauma.
5. All of us spend time riding the moral self-regulation see saw.
6. If you’re preparing for a specific challenge, make sure you prep for that challenge and not just ones like it.
7. If someone is trying to sell you something, be extra careful to keep your psychological distance.
8. Turns out, saying you’re sorry really is important—and not just to you.
9. We can become bored with just about anything, but there may be a way to reverse the habituation blues.
10. If you’re a man and find yourself in an argument with your significant other, choose your words very carefully.
Ten Psychology Studies from 2009 Worth Knowing About