Tag Archives: intelligence

Post Of The Week – Sunday 24th April, 2016

1) Global Disease Burden I keep hearing myself say in lessons that by 2030, mental illness will represent the main burden of preventable disease across the planet. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/apr/12/50-million-years-work-lost-anxiety-depression-world-health-organisation-who This study puts some of the detail on this, explaining what the cost of not treating people might be. This is a good example of the economic […]

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 24th October

1) Inside Science – Steve Jones and Robert Plomin There’s been some controversy over the last couple of weeks about genetics and intelligence.  There are several articles online about what Dominic Cummings, an adviser to Michael Gove, said or didn’t say about genetics and intelligence. Much more sensible is this discussion between two highly respected […]

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 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 […]

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 […]