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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 […]