Tag Archives: day care

Post Of The Week – Sunday 12th April 2015

1) Fats We spend some time as part of the A2 Eating Behaviour topic considering whether a calorie is really just a calorie. The argument is whether we should focus on how much we eat or on the type of food we eat. It is interesting that when I started teaching this topic in its […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 21st February, 2015

1) Relative And Absolute Risk This isn’t strictly speaking a piece of Psychology but it’s a very good example of how statistics sometimes mislead. In this video, David Spiegelhalter from Cambridge explains how claims about increased risk for a particular action or intervention are not necessarily what they seem. There’s a job to be done […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 1st May 2014

1) Khan Academy – Psychology Videos The Khan Academy aims to produce a world class education for everyone. It does this by making videos which cover a range of academic disciplines and which are free online. It has just started producing Psychology related material. Here are two, one about Kohlberg and one about Vygotsky. They cover […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 23rd January 2014

1) Treating Depression Via Video Games Traditionally, the problem with people getting treatment for depression was seen to be that people would not go to their doctor to discuss their mental health. Increasingly, the stigma of mental health is diminishing and people are prepared to talk about their issue. The next battle is to get […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 16th January, 2014

1) Following Up Research Into Childcare I’ve had an enjoyable week looking at research from the AS groups about childcare. Two things have stood out. Firstly, in 12C, we saw some evidence about the positive effects of being cared for by grandparents on children of pre-school age. We decided that this was about continuity, about […]

The impact of different forms of day care on children’s social development, including the effects on aggression and peer relations.

Day care was in the news earlier this year. In January, the UK government announced that the rules about the ratio of carers to children for childminders and nurseries were to be relaxed. Each carer would be allowed to look after more children provided the carer’s qualifications met new standards. You can read about this […]