Archive | October, 2007

A Century of Posts!

Well, I’ve sat here for the last few days racking my mind as to what ‘special’ thing I could do for the 100th post here on PsychBLOG. I remember writing the first tentative post back in April when the site looked very empty – it’s bad enough looking at an empty page, but an empty […]

PSYlent: 28th October 2007

Here is the next PSYlent, the weekly overview of those stories that I think are pretty interesting in psychology but don’t really apply to OCR. Seems a shame to miss out on them just because I can’t get them to fit into the specifications. So, here are those studies that would have been without a […]

Why blame me? It was all my brain’s fault!

This is a review of an article from The Times – The dubious rise of ‘neurolaw.  The article links in well with the Raine et al. study.  I’ve written before about studies looking at the effect of brain damage on behaviour and if this could mitigate criminal behaviour and it seems that in some cases […]

I’m [not] the only fatty in the village

Social Comparison Theory and Obesity As we are becoming more aware of the health implications of obesity and what we eat, from the ‘let some pretentious cow tell you what not to eat’ programmes to the traffic lights (which are appearing on the front of all my favourite foods telling me exactly how unhealthy what […]

Empathising-systemising (E-S) theory

Simon Baron-Cohen has become well known in the media for the development of empathising-systemising (E-S) theory.   Empathising is the drive to identify another person’s emotions and thoughts, and to respond to these with an appropriate emotion. Systemising is the drive to analyse and explore a system, to extract underlying rules that govern the behaviour […]