The weirdest people in the world?

Psychologists are routinely publishing board claims about human behaviour that are based on biased and ethnocentric samples. Many of these samples are based on WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industralised, Rich and Democratic) societies and the conclusions assume that there is little variation across human populations and that the conclusions from social science research can be generalised […]

Dancing Statistics from the BPS

Over a year ago I watched this TED video by  John Bohannon titled ‘Dance vs. PowerPoint: a modest proposal’ where he makes a suggestion that in some cases we can move away from PowerPoint presentations and think more creatively about how we get our messages across to our learners or audience. I did think at the […]

Finding Little Albert

In 2009 the Journal American Psychology published an article entitled, “Finding Little Albert: A Journey to John B. Watson’s Infant Laboratory“. It was a fascinating article detailing the author’s 5 year effort to identify the real identity of “Little Albert”. The evidence in favour of his conclusion that a boy named Douglas Merritte is “Albert” is […]

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