Archive | February, 2008

OCR Psychology for AS with Dynamic Learning CD

Hodder Education presents OCR Psychology for AS a brand new text for the 2008 OCR AS Psychology specification, covering all 15 core studies, contextualising, presenting and evaluating each study in full, in order to make it relevant to the student. The textbook is highly accessible and readable, with useful guidance on comparing studies, applying themes, […]

Psychology: technically demanding!

How many of you have had the same argument with friends, family or colleagues – it goes something like this: “Psychology – that’s one of those ‘ologies’ – not a real subject – it’s the soft option. Why not do a proper subject like Biology?” Well today is your day according to an article in […]

PSYlent: 17th February 2008

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 […]

Psychology of Love Marathon

Well it’s that time of year again: florists and chocolatiers are selling over priced roses and heart shaped chocolates; Woolworths has got the ‘Love Land’ toys out again; and we’re all reaffirming our commitment to the one our heart belongs to (and sometimes to our partners too!) So, never one to miss the chance to […]

Parental Influence: Is it really their fault?

In the Developmental Psychology unit of the AS we look at a longitudinal study of children who have been maternally deprived (Hodges and Tizard). Prior to the Hodges and Tizard study it was thought (mainly as a result of Bowlby’s research) that those children who were maternally deprived as children would become affectionless psychopaths. Last […]

Video: Hemisphere Disconnection & Lateralisation of Function

In the AS course we look a the Sperry study of hemisphere disconnection and the findings surrounding lateralisation of function. It can be quite a difficult and dry study (although it’s one of my favorites and I have a fab PowerPoint that I will put in the resources share) and videos are few-and-far-between so thanks […]