Tag Archives: empathy

Post Of The Week – Sunday 30th August, 2015

1) Jim Al-Khalili On Quantum Biology This isn’t Psychology really but it might tell us quite a lot about what we do. There’s a BBC programme and a shorter TED Talk. Jim Al-Khalili is a physicist. In these items, he is applying what has been known for a while in quantum mechanics to the problems […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 4th July 2015

1) Improving response inhibition systems in frontotemporal dementia with citalopram This is interesting in lots of ways. We frequently refer to the role of the pre-frontal cortex in the inhibition of risky or socially unacceptable behaviour. Our main focus is how this develops in adolescence. There is another side to this. When people develop dementia in […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 6th September, 2014

A day or two late. It has been a busy week ….. 1) Ashya King I’ve been following the story this week, mostly because the hospital from which he was taken by his parents, Southampton General, is the hospital in which I was born. It has, however, been interesting from  a Psychology point of view […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 29th August

1) The Men Who Made Us Thin (Again) This programme has continued to cover research relevant to our course.  Here’s a link to Programme 3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038913v One section of this deals with the controversy generated by Dr. Katherine Flegal’s research which challenges the claim that a BMI of more than 25 is associated with poorer health outcomes. […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 1st August

1) What Makes Us Human I met a former student, Matt, this week who has just completed his degree at Plymouth University. He’s chosen to specialise in Comparative Psychology. That’s basically about comparing the brains and behaviour of humans with those of non-human animals. He’s been involved in research projects at a couple of the […]