Tag Archives: genetic

Post Of The Week – Sunday 23rd September, 2018

1) Neurofeedback When we study phobias, we look at the way in which a conditioned fear response is replaced with a more positive response in systematic desensitisation. The problem with this is that the person still has to be exposed to their feared object or situation, albeit in stages. Neurofeedback gets round this in an […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 5th December

1) Social Understanding And Social Lives Here’s a link to the book which has just won BPS Book Of The Year award. http://www.psypress.com/books/details/9781848724006/ We’ve just finished looking at the development of a sense of self and theory of mind in A2 Cognition And Development. Reading students’ essays this week has left me with the impression […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 21st November

1) Eye Witness Testimony – The Innocence Project When we looked at the importance of Elizabeth Loftus’ research, we mentioned its application to cases of misidentification of criminals. The Innocence Project in the United States campaigns to exonerate prisoners who have been wrongly convicted of crimes. This exoneration often involves DNA evidence. I used to […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 17th October

1) Doug Kenrick Being Entertaining We come across Doug Kenrick’s work when we look at theories about sexual behaviour and parental investment in the Relationships topic in A2. Here he is in a TEDx lecture talking about this and other research, all of which relates to his concerns in Evolutionary Psychology. Wide ranging and entertaining. […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 26th September

1) Asda and Tesco withdraw ‘psycho’ patient outfits http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24278768 This story has broken today and has caused an angry response in many people. These products perpetuate the stigma of mental health and the stereotype that people with mental health problems are diseased and dangerous. Many people have had their say in this BBC article. These include […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 15th August

1) Memory I thought it would be good to write something about memory this week to continue to redress the bias towards A2 in previous posts. Here’s Sebastian Seung talking about the connectome in a TED lecture. This represents a way of thinking about memory radically different from the older theories we study in the […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 18th July

1) Mental Illness And Stigma The BBC3 season on mental illness continues to challenge us to think in a different way. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01b3s86 Last night’s programme was called “Diaries Of A Broken Mind”. It used a video diary format to tell the stories of 25 young people. I didn’t enjoy the format (because I am old) […]