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Is autism becoming the new OCD?

by Katerina Kantartzis I’m sitting here wondering how I could mark Autism awareness week through this blog and it occurred to me that in the last few years people seem to be talking about Autism a lot more….

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Psychology and Social Class

By Jonathan Elcock Introduction I intend this to be a three part series of psychology and social class. Social class is one of things I teach about in the Critical Social Psychology module. In this part I will…

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Coping with Starting University

Another from our level 4 assignment posts How to cope with big changes when starting university Starting university is a big change; moving away from your home, family, friends and pretty much everything you know – so starting…

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How to Cope with Exam Stress

Another example from our level 4 assignments… How to cope with exam stress Stress is a feeling experienced when under pressure of being unable to cope. People experience it in many different forms, for many different reasons. This blog…

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Knowledge on the Internet

You’ll hear us say at various times that you shouldn’t rely on web sites as sources to reference in coursework, though some sites are useful starting points to get your head round a question. Wikipedia’s particularly good, and…

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Don’t Always Believe Scientists

A few years ago Channel 4 showed a programme that presented an alternative view of climate change, “The Great Global Warming Swindle”. In this, various scientists presented claims that global warming isn’t the result of human activity (“anthropogenic”), but…

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Psychology in everyday language

I’ve said various things in various lectures about the relationship between the discipline of psychology and people’s everyday psychological thinking. These include that psychology (the discipline) creates concepts that change our everyday understanding of the psychological, and that…

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Keeping your mind healthy at university

As an assessment for one of our level 4 modules, we ask students to produce a blog post providing psychological knowledge to a general audience. This is one of the blog posts produced last year. Keeping your mind healthy…

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Slides from the recent History & Philosophy of Psychology conference

As Jonathan mentioned in the last post, the History & Philosophy of Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society recently had their annual conference. The conference had a preliminary session on the teaching of conceptual and historical issues…

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About the Academic Conference

From time to time a lecturer might not be on campus because they are ‘at a conference’. In this post I am going to explain what academics do at conferences, why they go, and why undergraduate students should…

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