Tag Archives: sexual selection

Post Of The Week – Sunday April 17th 2016

1) Some Commentary On Addiction We’re about to finish Addictive Behaviour in A2. I’ve been reworking some of the webpages to bring them up to date. Here are three links which illustrate some of the things I have been thinking about. Drugs used to treat nicotine addiction could also be used to treat sugar addiction […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 9th April 2016

1) Romanian Orphanages The English And Romanian Adoptees study is central for our understanding of the effects of institutionalisation and more generally understanding the importance of attachment. The oldest child in this study was 3 and a half years old. Some children however were left in the orphanages for much longer before they were adopted. […]

Post Of The Week – Sunday 2nd August 2015

1) Early Experience This week, I have been preparing for the Attachment topic in the new AS. In stages of development, there is a controversy about how much babies can do in the early weeks of life. This research into the laughter of babies is part of the process of suggesting that they can do […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 19th June 2014

1) Evolutionary Explanations Of Fighting Behaviour In our A2 course, we look at two lots of evolutionary explanation in some detail. In Eating Behaviour, we consider evolutionary explanations of food preference. We consider specifically the idea that we have evolved to be an intelligent species which eats cooked meat. The discovery of how to cook […]

Post Of The week – Thursday 27th February, 2014

1) Horizon On How You Really Make Decisions This programme looks at the way in which logic and intuition govern the decisions we make. It features the work of Daniel Kahneman from Princeton University. I’ve only managed to watch a few minutes so far but, as with the other psychological Horizons recently, it looks really […]

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 – 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 […]

Sexual Selection And Human Reproductive Behaviour

The aim for this sub-topic is that you work very independently in order to master the key ideas and the evidence. We’ll make a start in class and share ideas at the end: the middle phase is up to you. Getting Started Use the summary in your resources booklet as a starting point. You can […]