Monthly Archives: January 2015

Post Of The Week – Saturday 31st January 2015

1) Morality – Story Of Now When we look at Kohlberg’s theory of moral understanding, a criticism is that in looking at how people respond to hypothetical scenarios, Kohlberg misses out a whole raft of elements in the process of making a moral choice. In recent years, Psychology has become interested in working out what […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday January 25th 2015

1) Arrival Of The Fittest We are all familiar from Darwin with the idea of survival of the fittest. Mutations lead some individuals to have a better chance of survival than others. These genes then get passed from generation to generation, creating an evolutionary adaptation. What is less clear is how these mutations occur. That […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday January 17th 2015

1) Horizon Special – What Is The Best Diet For You? These programmes have been on during the week and will be available on iPlayer for the next three or four weeks. I haven’t had the chance to see them but they seem to cover many of the themes and issues from our Eating […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 10th January 2015

1) Connectome We have a look at the work of Sebastian Seung when we study the multistore model of memory. His big idea is that we are our connectome. In other words, it is how neurons are connected in our brains which make us who we are. He’s just published a book about his ideas. […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 3rd January 2015

1) Stress Does You Good We are about to enter the time of year in AS when we start the stress topic. At the heart of much of the research in this topic is the idea that stress is a bad thing. Research is now starting to question this, as these references from TED show. […]