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Glyndwr University’s Distance Learning MSc in Teaching of Psychology

A new, and unique, oportunity to study a MSc Teaching of Psychology. The course will be delivered primarily through e-learning combined with an optional two-day residential workshop on selected modules. This programme provides excellent CPD for practising teachers of post-16 Psychology who wish to obtain a Masters level qualification to maximise progression through the teaching profession. […]

Mind Changers: Psychology During the 20th Century

Mind Changers is a recent series exploring the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century. More information available from the BBC Radio 4 website. Four excellent episodes for you to listen to. Enjoy. The Pseudo-Patient Study Claudia Hammond revisits David Rosenhan’s Pseudo-Patient Study The Hawthorne Effect The 1920s experiment in a Chicago […]

Griffiths: Cognitive Bias and Skill in Gambling

“… Rational choice theory predicts that people will not gamble, thus it is theorised that regular gamblers gamble because they make the wrong decisions – that cognitive bias (irrational thinking) distorts their reasoning. The aim of this study was to increase understanding of the cognitive processes and behaviour of persistent fruit machine gamblers.” Almost 18 […]

This week on Twitter (2009-05-17)

Can you find the 12 faces? I only count 11 http://bit.ly/e7Mz4 # Tuesday BBC1 9.00 10 Things You Need to Know About Sleep http://bit.ly/QrDhu # Tuesday BBC2 also 9.00 Horizon: How Violent Are You? http://bit.ly/18wS17 # Man flu – it really does exist! http://bit.ly/13FqOm # The Internet Helps Teenagers with Social Relationships http://bit.ly/tBJSx #

Zimbardo on Milgram and Obedience

There’s a nice little two part piece on The Situationist which has Zimbardo commenting on Milgram’s work. Well worth a read. “Milgram left us with a vital legacy of brilliant ideas that began with those centered on obedience to authority and extended into many new realms—urban psychology, the small-world problem, six degrees of separation, and […]