Monthly Archives: September 2011

Language Acquisition

Take a look at this documentary. Apart from Stephen Fry being lovely as usual he also tells the story of Viktor the feral child, shows us brain scans and stroke victims. Great for Biological Approach and Child Application. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b015d4qz/Frys_Planet_Word_Babel/ Enjoy … Continue reading

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Prosopagnosia – Problem recognising faces?

Prosopagnosia. This is an area of Psychology and Neuroscience that I find particularly interesting – Mr Hill. Find it tricky to remember faces? Perhaps you, like Duncan Bannatyne, suffer from prosopagnosia Earlier this year, millionaire businessman Duncan Bannatyne told his … Continue reading

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So your four-year-old can’t concentrate? He’s probably been watching SpongeBob

So your four-year-old can’t concentrate? He’s probably been watching SpongeBob Date: Monday, September 12, 2011 20:30:01 New research finds that fast-paced entertainment can ruin children’s ability to pay attention SpongeBob SquarePants has long been a conductor for criticism. In recent … Continue reading

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Brain training for babies actually works (short term, at least)

Brain training for babies actually works (short term, at least) Products designed to give babies and young children an educational headstart are hugely popular but they’re mostly backed up by weak science. In some cases, for example with educational DVDs, … Continue reading

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How not to spot personality test fakers

How not to spot personality test fakers Personality tests are an effective recruitment tool: higher scorers on conscientiousness and lower scorers on neuroticism tend to perform better in the job. But a major weakness of such tests is people’s tendency … Continue reading

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VARK – Learning Styles

Check your learning style out at this website http://www.vark-learn.com/english/index.asp        

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Are you good or evil?

BBC Horizon Documentary Links Beautifully to the Criminological Key Issue – let’s hear your comments, what do you think? Available until, 9:59PM Wed, 21 Sep 2011

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What do you think of Milgram?

What do you think about Milgram? The main view we will start with is… Milgram was right to design this experiment and the contribution he has made to society far outweighs the harm and distress he caused to his participants. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Simon Balle School Psychology department website

Welcome to the website for the Psychology department at SBS. Browse the website to look at the course we follow at Simon Balle including specification overviews to allow you to see the content of the different units we study as … Continue reading

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Summer 2011 A Level Results

Time to celebrate in the Psychology Department The A Level results were excellent again this year with 54% of students achieving A* to B grades, 100% pass rate, with most students achieving above target. A great achievement and reflection of … Continue reading

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