Tag Archives: Loftus

Post Of The Week – Sunday 30th July 2017

1) To The Bone This article acts as a commentary on “To The Bone”, a film about anorexia nervosa which is now available on Netflix. The article challenges the idea that watching the film could be harmful or triggering for people at risk of developing anorexia. To claim this, the article claims, is to misrepresent the […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 21st August 2014

1) Uta Frith On The History Of Autism http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/blog/2014/guest-blog-london-as-a-crucible-for-autism-in-the-1950s In this article, Uta Frith explains some of the background to the development of autism as a diagnosis. Three important ideas emerge from this. Firstly, it is worth reminding ourselves how recent the classification and diagnosis of autism is. Uta Frith started a PhD in 1964 at […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 15th May, 2014

1) Randomised Controlled Trials In Education If you are in the A2 groups, you will have done this week a research methods test based on fictitious study of a teaching strategy. As I made it up, I wondered what would happen if such a study was conducted in real life. http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/kidding-ourselves-on-educational.html The answer to some […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 19th December

1) Autism – Intense World Theory As part of our study of the development of a sense of self, we look at the idea that people with autism lack a theory of mind. The assumption is that there is something in the developmental process which prevents people with autism from developing the ability to see […]

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 […]

Evaluating Elizabeth Loftus’ Research Into Eye Witness Testimony

The three questions are To which cases and problems has Loftus applied her research? Why has this research caused controversy? How could neuroscience improve eye witness testimony? In order to answer these questions, you need to go to the Dropbox or iTunesU folder for PSYA1. The files you need are Elizabeth Loftus-2013 – her TED […]

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 […]