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Technology – the new research frontier?

By Dr Kim Schenke The face of psychology has evolved greatly since its first mention around the 18th century (according to Google), though I’m not sure it has lost some of its early connotations. Many still believe it…

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Commendations in our MSc in Occupational Psychology

By Dr David Biggs This is my first ever blog.  So I thought I’d say a few words about our MSc in Occupational Psychology and the commendations we received recently from our British Psychological Society’s accreditation meeting.  They…

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Psychology in the MOD – Overview

Dr Alex Sandham I will aim to share some of the knowledge I have gained from working as a Principle Psychologist within the MoD to help you see the wide range of ways that psychology is used within…

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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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