Tag Archives: video games

Post Of The Week – Saturday 3rd July, 2021

Unlocking The Secrets Of The Brain – Matt Roser Matt Roser researches the brain at Plymouth University. In this podcast, he talks about split brain research and about where brain research is going now. He refers to the new centre opening up next to the Derriford Hospital which you can read about here. This centre […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 19th June 2021

The blog’s been away for a few weeks as the assessment cycles took their course. There are a few things now on which to catch up. 1) This BBC news feature covers some of the research we look at in Year 2 when studying obesity. It looks in particular at how research into the genetic […]

Post Of The Week – Tuesday 4th May 2021

It’s been a busy time with assessments. Nevertheless, Psychology carries on. Here are some recent highlights. 1) Steven Pinker On Milgram Here is the lecture from his Harvard series. Steven Pinker recommends watching Milgram’s own film. You can find that here. 2) The Reunion – Romanian Orphanages Here’s a radio programme about the Romanian orphanages […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 10th April 2021

1) Meet Your Microglia This video from SciShow Psych is well worth watching. When we study Biopsychology, we focus on neurons. There is a good reason for that. We have known about them for well over a hundred of years, we can detect their activity using EEG and can see them in post-mortem studies of […]

Post Of The Term – Saturday 19th December 2020

The blog has been inactive for a while. It’s been a busy term. Here are some Psychology highlights of the last three months related to our course. 1) The Battle Over Dyslexia In Psychology, much depends on how we define disorders. This article tells the story of how dyslexia was originally diagnosed, how that diagnosis […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 28th November 2019

1) Grand Theft Auto If you play video games, you are probably familiar with the claim that they lead to violent acts. This article looks at the problem using qualitative data, examining the perspective of the participants. It is the value systems which these games represent rather than the violence within them which seems to […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 19th September 2019

1) Nudges The Year 1 induction task includes a section on nudges. Giles Yeo in the video we watch makes changes to the arrangement of drinks in the fridges of takeaways in order to push people to buy healthier drinks. This article explains a similar process with the online orders at McDonalds.   2) Contagious […]

Post Of The Week – Monday 17th June 2019

1) Nature And Well-Being This is a theme behind the practical we do in Year 1 comparing a mindfulness video and a walk in a biodiverse environment for their effect in reducing stress. This article and this article relate to same piece of research which is published here. It shows an association between spending two […]

Post Of The Week – Sunday 7th April 2019

1) Perfectionism We refer to perfectionism in the context of cognitive explanations of depression. It’s an example of all or nothing thinking. Anything less than perfection is unacceptable. We also relate perfectionism to the development of anorexia nervosa. People who believe that only control over everything is good enough. In this video, Hank Green also […]

Post Of The Week – Sunday 17th March, 2019

1) Brain Stimulation For OCD When we study OCD, we look at the effect of deep brain stimulation. This study shows how that research moves on. Two specific areas deep within the brain are named.   2) Rorschach This video relates to ideas within the psychodynamic approach which we explore in Year 2.   3) […]