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Post Of The Week – Sunday, 26th June 2016

1) Robert Cialdini On Social Psychology Here’s Robert Cialdini explaining what social psychology, and in particular social influence research, is all about.   2) The Personality Myth This programme from NPR explores personality through several personal stories. In thinking about nature-nurture and free will and determinism, these stories are rather important.   3) Recovering From […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 9th April 2016

1) Romanian Orphanages The English And Romanian Adoptees study is central for our understanding of the effects of institutionalisation and more generally understanding the importance of attachment. The oldest child in this study was 3 and a half years old. Some children however were left in the orphanages for much longer before they were adopted. […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 26th March, 2016

1) Brain Training When we study working memory, we look at the claim that it is possible to train people to have more effective working memory. The key concept is transfer. People might improve their scores on a brain training game but they are unable to transfer success from these to other tasks. This is […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 25th October, 2014

1) Mindfulness http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11161367/Mindfulness-does-it-really-live-up-to-the-hype.html#disqus_thread I’ve written posts about mindfulness and its relationship to therapy on this blog before. The difference this time is that I had a go at it during one of the training sessions I had to attend this week. It wasn’t the right time or place for me but I got a sense […]

Post Of The Week – Friday 25th July 2014

1) Ben Goldacre On Bad Science Here’s Ben Goldacre at Imaging The Future Of Medicine a few months ago talking about bad science. His claims go beyond the issues of mental health which are the focus of this course but he has some useful things to say and a powerful case to make. Medicine makes […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 27th March 2014

1) Young People And Mental Health A couple of conversations I have had with people this week have brought the issue of young people and mental health to the fore. In the AS course, we have been looking at abnormality. Laura pointed out that if conditions like anorexia are so dangerous to significant numbers of […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 14th November

1) Bedlam Again The third episode of the series is on Channel 4 tonight. I’ve blogged below a link and some thoughts about the first two shows. Here’s an interesting piece reviewing the first couple of episodes. http://fightingmonsters.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/bedlam-do-we-need-stories-to-understand/ I’ve got some sympathy for the main point of the article, that the programme focuses on telling […]