I have always wondered why people swear. The September issue of The Psychologist has provided some insights. It’s obviously about emotion but here’s some evidence to support this. Richard Stevens (the author of the article in The Psychologist) put participants in a painful situation – placing their hand in a bucket of ice cold water. He […]
It has always been a puzzle as to why the main body clock doesn’t reset itself more quickly when you travel. After all the SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus – the master clock) does use light signals to help entrain biological rhythms. Researchers at Oxford University think they have found an answer (Jagannath et al., 2013). First […]
The treatment of depression was revolutionised in the 1980s by the introduction of drugs that increased levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. At the time it was thought that such drugs would help 80-90% of depressed people. However this has not proved to be the case and a recent article in New Scientist reports that, if […]
I came across this diagram which I thought might be useful (you can see it more clearly in the when you press ‘continue reading’). It is from Ainsworth et al. (1978) page 34. Ainsworth designed the Strange Situation to be conducted in a very specific environment, as shown in this picture. It was a room […]
Dr Becky Milne, an expert on the cognitive interview, presents a 15 minute audio of each of the four main components in an Open University broadcast.
I’ve added this year’s results statistics to show which boards are gaining and who is losing candidates. Overall A level numbers have stayed fairly static.
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We’re back with the fabulous Science and Pseudoscience conferences at a venue near you.
London, March 24, 25 and 26 2014 ……….. THESE ARE NOW ALL SOLD OUT.
Teacher’s CPD on Monday 24 March ……….. THIS HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.
The recent publication of DSM 5 has led to a storm of protest. In the US Thomas Insel, the director of the largest funding body for mental health research, the NIMH, joined the critics of DSM in saying that the categories lacked validity, they are ‘nothing more than constructs put together by committees of experts’. Here […]