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Edexcel A Level Psychology ‘My Revision Notes’ book by Ali Abbas

This new book from Hodder Education is presented as a solid revision guide to support A Level students as they approach the final exams, but could just as easily be used to aid learning throughout the course. There is a focus on learning the content of the specification within this book that makes it a […]

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 […]

Rethinking the Psychology of Tyranny Podcast

Reicher and Haslam carried out this study to examine the consequences of randomly dividing men into groups of prisoners and guards within a specially constructed institution over a period of 8 days.This study attempted to create an institution to investigate the behaviour of groups that were unequal in terms of power, status, and resources. The method […]

The split brain: a tale of two halves

A while ago I posted some videos of Roger Sperry’s research into lateralisation of function in epileptic patients who had had their corpus callosum severed to varying degrees. Now for more Sperry related goodies. There is a great article over at the Nature about the cohort of participants who had their corpus callosum severed and have since been the focus of both […]

Careers in Psychology

You might be at the beginning of your career in psychology studying for A Levels or a BSc in Psychology, or wanting to take a new direction and enter the world of psychology but there are many routes into the different areas you may want to move into. In this post you will find information […]

Psychologists on Twitter

The twitter world is full of interesting people you might want to follow if you have an interest in psychology. Below is a list of a few that you may want to follow. If you want to be added to the list or you think there is someone we have missed off or you find […]