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Post Of The Week – Thursday February 21st, 2019

1) Some Follow Up To Our Mindfulness Practical Our work in the Year 1 practical showed the benefit of meditation and exposure to a biodiverse environment in helping people manage stress. This article looks at issues of access to green space, focusing in particular on access to national parks. This article summarises research about the long […]

Post Of The Week – Wednesday 20th December 2018

1) Recovery After Trauma We think about this in Year 2 Biopsychology. Here are some individual stories of trauma and recovery sensitively told.   2) How imagination can help people overcome fear and anxiety In our course, we look at the effectiveness of systematic desensitisation and flooding in treating phobias. SD works on the principle […]

Post Of The Week – Sunday 18th November, 2018

1) Food Preference We’ll be starting Eating Behaviour in Year 2 very soon. Here is a podcast about food preference, including an experimental procedure where a taste test is paired with different sounds.   2) Mind As A Machine This video is remarkable. It forms the basis for an exploration of what it means to […]

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 – Sunday 26th July 2015

1) Cases Of Amnesia I am in the middle of planning the Memory topic for AS next year. Here is a case of amnesia which has defied explanation. http://www.spring.org.uk/2015/07/memory-loss-man-baffles-psychologists-weve-never-seen-anything-like-this-before.php Amnesia cases are both useful for illustrating the principles by which we understand memory but also for exposing the limitations of what we understand. 2) Computerised […]

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 – January 30th 2014

1) Horizon – Sugar vs Fat The Eating Behaviour topic in A2 focuses on research into how mechanisms inside our brains and our bodies control what we eat. We explain obesity by considering what happens when these mechanisms go wrong and we look at explanations of the success and failure of dieting. Central to this […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 19th September

1) Is psychotherapy for depression any better than a sugar pill? The text books for our course all refer to studies which show that therapies for depression work. The standard line is that people receiving either biological or psychological therapies do better than people without therapy. Another standard claim is that people combining psychological therapies and […]