Tag Archives: Peter Kinderman

Post Of The Week – Saturday 29th November 2014

1) We Don’t Do Schizophrenia But …. There has been some debate this week about a report by the British Psychological Society about psychosis and schizophrenia. It has attracted some controversy. The issues are discussed in depth and persuasively in this post from the Mental Elf here. http://www.thementalelf.net/treatment-and-prevention/medicines/antipsychotics/understanding-psychosis-and-schizophrenia-a-critique-by-laws-langford-and-huda/ If you scroll down, you can read […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 22nd November, 2014

1) All In The Mind All In The Mind has started a new series. This week’s episode contained a feature on addiction and also a feature on Milgram. You can listen to it here. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p86c8 We will use the section on addiction to start that topic: there is a link already on the Google page. […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 12th June

1) “In My Room” by Jim Lucey Jim Lucey is a psychiatrist in Dublin. The room in the title refers both to the room in which Jim Lucey sees his patients but also to the idea of creating a space for our own mental health. The book focuses on the stories of individual patients: Lucey explains in […]

Post Of The Week – Friday 11th April

A day or two late …. but it is the holidays. 1) Two From The Naked Scientists These podcasts are worth a listen. Both interviews are carried out by school students who ask the right questions. http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/specials/show/20140411-4/ This one contains an interview with Dr. Tim Fryer about how PET (Positron Emission Tomography) works. PET is […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 20th March, 2014

1) Why Is Addiction So Powerful? Here is a one minute read from the Neurosphere website on addiction. View story at Medium.com The homepage has access to loads of clearly written and beautifully illustrated short articles. 2) Fast Food And Obesity When we look at psychological explanations of obesity in A2, we look at the […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 20th February

1) Medicine Of Our Minds In Psychology, we rely on randomised controlled trials to establish the efficacy of drugs. Some people get the drug, others get a placebo but no one knows which they are getting. All might equally believe that the pill they are taking is having some effect. If the drug is really […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 6th February 2014

1) Finishing Off Depression We are about to finish off the Depression topic in Year 13. It’s been a fascinating four or five weeks looking at competing and contradictory claims. Fundamentally, the researchers cannot agree about the effectiveness of biological therapies nor about the classification and diagnosis of depression. All of the debate really comes […]

Post Of The week – Thursday 9th January 2014

1) A Couple More Things About Depression When we were looking at the clinical characteristics of depression, there was some surprise that about twice as many women as men are diagnosed with depression and that depression is increasingly a disease of late adolescence and early adulthood. In previous versions of this course, the gender issue […]

AS Stress – Bigger Picture Thinking

In our lessons, we will concentrate on core text book research into stress. You will be looking at definitions, studies, strengths and limitations. Some of those studies are quite old. However, we can’t let the topic pass without looking at some of the research being done right now. This research both gives you a better […]

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. […]