Tag Archives: online therapy

Post Of The Week – Saturday 8th October 2016

1) Super Recognisers We’re on eye witness testimony in AS/Year 1. The research behind this link┬áconcerns officers whose job it is to recognise people from still images and CCTV: “super recognisers”. The research identified members of the public using a test in the Science Museum who were exceptionally good at this task. It found that […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 7th May 2016

1) Google And Health Data In thinking about classification and diagnosis during lessons, we have had on the horizon for a while the idea that diagnoses of mental illness will be made on the basis of biomarkers measured via mobile devices. The data these devices generate has to be held somewhere. Stories have emerged this […]

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 – Saturday 30th January 2016

1) Health Careers – Psychological Therapies The Health Careers website run by the NHS is dedicating the next couple of weeks to careers in psychological therapies. Here is an introductory video. You can find out more here. https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/psychological-therapies   2) IAPT Improving Access To Psychological Therapy has been a big part of the NHS strategy […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 31st October 2015

1) Peering Inside The Brain This article looks at various attempts over the last 200 years to understand what happens inside our skulls. It refers to some of the exhibits in the Science Museum. If you are ever in London, there is some great Psychology stuff in there. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151028-a-brief-history-of-our-desire-to-peer-into-the-brain 2) How Writing Makes People Smarter […]

Post Of The Week – Sunday 5th April 2015

1) John Oliver On The Lottery In our last week of lessons on addiction, we watched John Oliver talking about tobacco. Here he is talking about state lotteries. A bit sweary, but he makes some important points about how adverts for lotteries distort perceptions of what lotteries are and what they do. 2) Mindchangers These […]

Post Of The Week – Sunday 22nd March, 2015

1) No Health Without Mental Health This slogan was at the heart of legislation brought in by the government in 2011 to address the gap in provision between physical and mental health services. This review from the King’s Fund looks at where we have got to since then. http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/verdict/has-government-put-mental-health-equal-footing-physical-health?utm_source=kftwitter&utm_medium=social It is clear from this news […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 21st February, 2015

1) Relative And Absolute Risk This isn’t strictly speaking a piece of Psychology but it’s a very good example of how statistics sometimes mislead. In this video, David Spiegelhalter from Cambridge explains how claims about increased risk for a particular action or intervention are not necessarily what they seem. There’s a job to be done […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 31st January 2015

1) Morality – Story Of Now When we look at Kohlberg’s theory of moral understanding, a criticism is that in looking at how people respond to hypothetical scenarios, Kohlberg misses out a whole raft of elements in the process of making a moral choice. In recent years, Psychology has become interested in working out what […]