Monthly Archives: June 2014

Post Of The Week – Thursday 26th June, 2014

1) A Few Things About Depression When we look at CBT both in relation to depression but also in other areas, we look at the idea that CBT works better for some people than for others. It is therefore difficult to make a claim about the effectiveness of CBT: so much depends on the suitability […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 19th June 2014

1) Evolutionary Explanations Of Fighting Behaviour In our A2 course, we look at two lots of evolutionary explanation in some detail. In Eating Behaviour, we consider evolutionary explanations of food preference. We consider specifically the idea that we have evolved to be an intelligent species which eats cooked meat. The discovery of how to cook […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 12th June

1) “In My Room” by Jim Lucey Jim Lucey is a psychiatrist in Dublin. The room in the title refers both to the room in which Jim Lucey sees his patients but also to the idea of creating a space for our own mental health. The book focuses on the stories of individual patients: Lucey explains in […]

Final Thoughts For PSYA4

I have had a couple of sessions with students in the last few school days looking at Depression and Research Methods. For Depression, the crucial bit is to know the evidence. If you can do that you will have the basis for evaluating the approaches and also for evaluating the therapies. Please note for the […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 5th June, 2014

1) Diets – Before And After I was going to post this last week but ran out of time and room. It tells the story of people who lost weight through dieting but then to some extent put it back on. I’ve just been looking at the eating behaviour material again with next year’s […]