Tag Archives: dating websites

Post Of The Week – Saturday 2nd August 2014

1) Insel And Others – The BRAIN Project This is a discussion programme based on President Obama’s BRAIN initiative. The speakers, including Thomas Insel, are big hitters in the field. There are many gems in this wide ranging discussion. I’m struck by how quickly the technology is changing, which enables rapid advances in knowledge. The […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 13th February 2014

1) Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work Sandra Aamodt, a neuroscientist, explains in this video why diets do not work. Along the way, she explains some of the ideas in our A2 Eating Behaviour course: neural mechanisms, dieting, evolutionary explanations, factors affecting eating behaviour. Her big idea is that eating can become mindful. That, as we’ve […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 12th December 2013

1) Online Dating We did this a week or two ago in A2. Here’s a link to an article which covers some of the same ground as we covered in our lesson. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/a-psychologists-guide-to-online-dating/282225/?utm_source=buffer&utm_content=buffer785a4 I forgot when I was teaching this topic about the very good TED talk from Amy Webb on reverse engineering dating websites. […]

Formation Of Relationships – Dating Websites

The questions we are dealing with are How has the filter model been applied to dating websites? How good is the evidence that they work? What does research into dating websites tell us about why people really form relationships? The researcher you need to focus on is Eli Finkel. A good place to start is […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 3rd October

1) Dancing Statistics The British Psychological Society has just produced these videos to explain statistical concepts. AS students have seen the correlation one already. The others are also worth watching, although less directly relevant to the questions you will need to answer in the exams. 2) Reverse Engineering Dating Websites When we study the formation […]