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The All About Psychology Newsletter, June 2011
June 15, 2011
Welcome to the June 2011 issue of the All About Psychology Newsletter.
In This Edition
The Psychology Student Survival Guide: Free App For iPhone/iPod/iPad
I'm delighted to announce that The Psychology Student Survival Guide is now available as a free app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (see following link).
If you like this free app please give it a good rating and if you think that any of your facebook friends would be interested in getting hold of the app, I'd be very grateful if you could let them know about it.
The original text (PDF) version of The Psychology Student Survival Guide is also still available for free.
Psychology Book of The Month
The psychology book of the month for June is:
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman
Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name being mentioned in a conversation that you didnít think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common? Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant in 1916? Why are people whose names begin with J more likely to marry other people whose names begin with J? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? And how is it possible to get angry at yourself - who, exactly, is mad at whom? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.
See following link for details of all the book of the month entries on the All About Psychology website.
Over 37,000 people are now following the All About Psychology facebook page. Among The most "liked" and commented upon posts since the launch of the page was:
Tracking the tell-tale signs of pure genius
This post consisted of a link to a fascinating newspaper article by leading neuroscientist V S Ramachandran in which he documents the intriguing case studies that are revealing the powerful, adaptive potential of the human brain. You can read the article in full by by Clicking Here
See following link to access great content and connect with thousands of psychology fans across the world.
Psychology Picture of the Month
Psychology on Kindle
The initiative to make important, insightful and classic psychology publications widely available on Kindle is going from strength to strength. Among the new titles added this month are:
You can view the full psychology on Kindle collection via the following link.
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:
The Linguistic Genius of Babies
Dr. Pat Kuhl gets to the root of how we communicate and learn by uncovering how early exposure to language alters the brain. Her research on early language and brain development, and how young children learn, has implications across multiple areas - critical periods in child development, bilingual education and reading readiness, developmental disabilities involving language, and research on computer understanding of speech.
You can watch this very popular video via the following link.
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.
The Psych Files Podcast
Hosted by psychologist Michael Britt The Psych Files Podcast addresses a wide range of psychological issues in a fresh, engaging and highly accessible manner.
Click Here to check out the excellent Psych Files Podcast.
Just For Fun
Click Here to watch comedian Eddie Izzard discuss queue strategy.
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Don't Forget Your Psychology Student Survival Guide
The Psychology Student Survival Guide is now available as a free app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad; which you can access via the following link.
The text (PDF) version of The Psychology Student Survival Guide is also still available for free.
Food For Thought
"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought." (Albert Szent-Gyorgyi)
For reading the All About Psychology Newsletter.
Until next time.
All the very best
Dave Webb BSc (hons), MSc
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