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The All About Psychology Newsletter, January 2011
January 22, 2011

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the January 2011 issue of the All About Psychology Newsletter.

In This Edition

  • Latest News
  • Psychology Video of The Month
  • Facebook Faves

  • Check This Out
  • Just For Fun
  • And Finally

  • Latest News

    Psychology Classics On Kindle

    In response to a growing number of requests I will making classic psychology studies available on kindle. The first two iconic publications available are:

    Conditioned Emotional Reactions by John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner (The case of little Albert)

    See following link for full details.

    Conditioned Emotional Reactions: The Case of Little Albert [Kindle Edition]

    Hierarchy of Needs: A Theory of Human Motivation by Abraham H. Maslow

    See following link for full details.

    Hierarchy of Needs: A Theory of Human Motivation [Kindle Edition]

    Please note that it is Amazon who determines the list price of each kindle publication. If I could have offered each title for free I would have done.

    Psychology Video of The Month

    This section of the newsletter showcases one of the most popular videos uploaded to the Psychology Video Collection. This month's entry is:

    Dr. Carl Rogers: Client-Centered Therapy

    This is a must watch for anybody interested in psychotherapy and counseling. The first part of this groundbreaking production from 1965 Entitled "Three Approaches to Psychotherapy" features Dr. Carl Rogers (founder of Client-centered Therapy) in session with Gloria, a 30-year-old recently divorced woman.

    You can watch this very popular video via the following link.

    Dr. Carl Rogers: Client-Centered Therapy

    Facebook Faves

    Over 29,000 people are now following the All About Psychology facebook page. Amomg The most "liked" and commented upon posts since the last newsletter was:

    Language And Thought

    This particular post consisted of a link to an excellent debate on the enduring topic of whether the language we speak shapes how we think.

    You can check out the arguments for and against by clicking Here

    See following link to access great content and connect with thousands of psychology fans across the world.

    Check This Out

    The idea behind this section of the newsletter is to point you in the direction of places to visit, explore and learn.

    What is Intelligence?

    See following link to hear psychologist Steven Pinker, Rodney Brooks, and other experts offer their insights on what it means to be smart. This interactive knowledge base forms part of the body and brain section of the excellent Public Broadcasting Service. Lots of other great material to check out here as well.

    What is Intelligence?

    Just For Fun

    Psychology can be a serious business and whatever your connection with the discipline it's important to have some time away from it and the escapism zone allows you to do just that. Whether it's watching great comedy clips, playing classic arcade games like Space Invaders or giving your mind a work out with a Sudoku puzzle this section of the All About Psychology website is designed for pure unadulterated escapism.

    You can check out the Escapism Zone by clicking on the following link.

    Escapism Zone

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    Based on my experiences as a student and then a lecturer in the subject and drawing on content from the website, I've put together a survival guide for psychology students.

    You can download the guide for free via the following link and please feel free to pass it on to anybody who you think might be interested in taking a look.

    The Psychology Student Guide

    Food For Thought

    "Never write on a subject without having first read yourself full on it; and never read on a subject till you have thought yourself hungry on it." (Richter)

    For reading the All About Psychology Newsletter.

    Until next time.

    All the very best

    Dave Webb BSc (hons), MSc

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