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Year 12 Evidence of practice

It is almost time to award the coveted Social and Cognitive EOP trophies! Research conducted by our Year 12 psychologists into Prejudice (social) and Memory (cognitive) are being assessed and the best will be posted on the blog for all … Continue reading

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Maternity rights – a history

This is a timeline which puts maternity leave legislation into context – very useful when looking at attachment theory and thinking about the impact that Psychologists such as Bowlby had in his day.   http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-timeline-maternity-leave-2113236.html  

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Autism – behavior and outcomes, a very touching example

Take a look at this video on Youtube.  This is a very real case of how Autism can impact on development, and how effective therapy; much of which is only available in the USA, can change a family’s life. It’s … Continue reading

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Sexual ‘conversion’ therapy unethical, pscyhotherapists told

Psychotherapists have been told by their biggest professional body that it is unethical for them to try to “convert” people from being gay to straight. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy has written to its members, who number nearly … Continue reading

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Football Hooliganism during the 1998 World Cup

Does Social Identity Theory add to our understanding of Football Hooliganism? Does the image of British fans serve to perpetuate the violence? Read this journal article containing research into the matter. A good chance to see how academic papers are … Continue reading

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Is the media causing criminal behaviour?

It’s the big debate in Criminological Psychology, do children imitate the bad behaviour of role models on TV. Whilst the Russian Government seem to think so they have relented on one children’s character, the wolf from ‘Nu Pogodi’. Read more … Continue reading

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A2 Evidence of practice source

Here is a link to a youtube channel that has the video from Horizon: Are you good or evil. You need to watch this video in your own time (it will be set as a homework) in preparation for completing … Continue reading

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The Media on Trial

Year 13 have made an outstanding start to the year, independently researching and planning arguments for a court case which high standards of analysis, evidence, witnesses, arguments and drama usually seen in the Old Bailey. The prosecution were arguing that … Continue reading

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Independent work in Psychology – The Secret History of the Brain – Mind Control

Click here for the link to the Secret History of Mind Control. An interesting documentary which puts much of what we study in the A Level course – at AS and A2 into context: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=184PZnvOlx0

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Film Club is back!

So it’s back, and we’re starting with a powerful film which addresses the main key issue from the Criminological Approach – is a criminal Born or Made? So join us – bring snacks – we’ll watch and analyse ‘We Need … Continue reading

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