Tag Archives: resilience

Post Of The Week – Tuesday 27th December 2016

1) The Predictive Power Of Attachment Is Overrated That is the claim of this article. At a time when attachment is being promoted as a way of understanding later difficulties, the article questions what we know about the influence of attachment. The article makes some important points. People tend to confuse insecure attachment with no […]

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 […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday January 17th 2015

1) Horizon Special – What Is The Best Diet For You? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/28kV5mpZvcDtJ2hyDbZ5h1p/what-s-the-right-diet-for-you These programmes have been on during the week and will be available on iPlayer for the next three or four weeks. I haven’t had the chance to see them but they seem to cover many of the themes and issues from our Eating […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 13th February 2014

1) Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work Sandra Aamodt, a neuroscientist, explains in this video why diets do not work. Along the way, she explains some of the ideas in our A2 Eating Behaviour course: neural mechanisms, dieting, evolutionary explanations, factors affecting eating behaviour. Her big idea is that eating can become mindful. That, as we’ve […]

A2 Depression – Critical Questions On Explanations And Therapies

How we answer the critical questions for each of the sub-topics for Depression depends in part on evidence for other subtopics. It makes sense therefore to put all of the evidence in one place. Please note that there is plenty of material on this blog which did not make it into the resources booklet and […]

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 12th December 2013

1) Online Dating We did this a week or two ago in A2. Here’s a link to an article which covers some of the same ground as we covered in our lesson. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/a-psychologists-guide-to-online-dating/282225/?utm_source=buffer&utm_content=buffer785a4 I forgot when I was teaching this topic about the very good TED talk from Amy Webb on reverse engineering dating websites. […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 14th November

1) Bedlam Again The third episode of the series is on Channel 4 tonight. I’ve blogged below a link and some thoughts about the first two shows. Here’s an interesting piece reviewing the first couple of episodes. http://fightingmonsters.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/bedlam-do-we-need-stories-to-understand/ I’ve got some sympathy for the main point of the article, that the programme focuses on telling […]

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. […]