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Most people believe that their parents had a big role in shaping who they are. A psychological perspective called ‘attachment theory’ says that the way you related to your parents influences your personality including the way you relate to others, and your mood regulation. So it might come as a surprise to learn that research [...]
At this point in the year lots of students are spending hours of time revising for their A Level exams but let’s think about the future and moving on. Many of you will have already had your offers to university or if you’re in your AS year actually be considering what to do be that [...]
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Just added a summary of this study on holah.co.uk It’s not the best summary ever written as it is difficult to do justice to such an influential 40 page experimental case study. I would like to delete a few bits to make it shorter and easier to read but would also like to add more [...]
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 [...]
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 #
Did you struggle teaching the BBC Prison Study? I did and was annoyed at myself because I knew it was a good addition to the core studies and I believed that my enthusiasm for this new study, and in particular Reicher and Haslam’s critique of the flawed Stanford Prison Experiment, would reach my students. However, [...]
As 2008 draws to a close I thought it proper to reflect on what we’ve seen over the year and see what our ‘best bits’ were. It’s been a busy old time in the world of psychology culminating in the publication of a replication of Milgram that many thought would be too ethically dubious to ever get [...]
I would just like to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas break. And here’s a present for you – a little festive-frolic – but can you name them all?! Where ever you are have a fantastic festive feast of fun. Happy Christmas. – Jamie :) Edit: I’ve already had a few emails asking [...]
Struggling to think of a present for that special psychologist, psychology student or teacher in your life? Then here you go: a selection of psychology related gifts that will make that person delight (or maybe not). The Freud Lolly Pop Looking for something to suck on this Christmas holiday? Then this is your best bet: [...]
... psychology blog, resources, and much more; written by Jamie Davies. The articles have an OCR Psychology twist but should be interesting to all.