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The All About Psychology Newsletter, November 2013
November 18, 2013

Welcome to the November 2013 issue of the All About Psychology Newsletter.

In This Edition

Latest News

Psychology Book of The Month

Interview of The Month

Psychology Quote of The Month

Psychology Humor

Psychology Link of The Month

Psychology on Kindle

And Finally

Latest News

Psychology of Dreams

dream psychology

(Photo Credit: Diego da Silva)

The psychology of dreams section of the website has been updated. The page includes a great video lecture by Professor Paul Bloom on what dreams are and why we have them. See following link.

Psychology of Dreams.

Psychology Book of The Month

The psychology book of the month for November is:

Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health Edited By John J. Randolph


Book Details

Psychology and many of its subfields have seen a significant shift over the past 10-12 years toward a focus on hope, positive attributes, and character strengths through the positive psychology movement. This book provides a blueprint for a burgeoning subfield in neuropsychology - positive neuropsychology.

It proposes an alternative, evidence-based perspective on neuropsychology that incorporates positive psychology principles and a focus on promotion of cognitive health. It synthesizes existing research and provides novel perspectives on promotion of cognitive health in clinical, nonclinical, and academic settings.

This work is a resource and reference for neuropsychologists, allied professionals, and students who see the critical role neuropsychologists can play in maintaining, promoting, and being mindful of cognitive health.

For details of this publication and all the psychology book of the month entries - see following link.

Psychology Book of The Month

Interview of The Month

Earlier this month I interviewed award-winning documentary director Yoav Shamir about his most recent production 10% - What Makes A Hero? A must watch film about the minority of people who will always do what is JUST regardless of circumstance.

You can read my interview with Yoav Shamir via the following link.

Interview With Yoav Shamir

See following links to find a psychology school near you.

Psychology Degrees (USA)

Online Psychology Degrees (USA)

Psychology Degrees (UK)


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    Psychology Quote of The Month

    psychology Quotes

    (Photo Credit: Tom Conger)

    This perceptive picture quote by Carl Jung is just one of the many images which forms part of the psychology on pinterest collection. See following link for full details.

    Psychology on Pinterest

    Psychology Humor

    Just for fun to remind us that there is funny Ha Ha as well as funny peculiar, here's the best Pavlov cartoon ever by Mike Jacobsen over at

    For more psychology humor visit

    Psychology Link of The Month

    psychology articles

    The International Journal of Psychological Studies (IJPS) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal. Research topics covered in the journal include:

  • General psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Social psychology
  • You can access every article published in the journal since it's launch in 2009 via the following link.

    International Journal of Psychological Studies

    Psychology on Kindle

    The initiative to make historically important psychology publications widely available on Kindle is going from strength to strength. Landmark studies in the collection include:

    Conditioned Emotional Reactions by John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner is one of the most influential, infamous and iconic research articles ever published in the history of psychology. Commonly referred to as "The Case of Little Albert" this psychology classic attempted to show how fear could be induced in an infant through classical conditioning. Originally published in 1920, Conditioned Emotional Reactions remains among the most frequently cited journal articles in introductory psychology courses and textbooks.

    Note To Psychology Students

    If you ever have to do a paper, assignment or class project on the Little Albert experiment having access to Watson and Rayner's original publication in full will prove invaluable. A psychology classic is by definition a must read; however, most landmark texts within the discipline remain unread by a majority of psychology students. A detailed, well written description of a classic study is fine to a point, but there is absolutely no substitute for understanding and engaging with the issues under review than by reading the authors unabridged ideas, thoughts and findings in their entirety.

    Bonus Material

    One of the most dramatic aspects of Watson and Rayner's original study was that they had planned to test a number of methods by which they could remove Little Albert's conditioned fear responses. However, as Watson noted "Unfortunately Albert was taken from the hospital the day the above tests were made. Hence the opportunity of building up an experimental technique by means of which we could remove the conditioned emotional responses was denied us."

    This unforeseen turn of events was something that obviously stayed with Watson, as under his guidance some three years later, Mary Cover Jones conducted a follow-up study - A Laboratory Study of Fear: The Case of Peter - which illustrated how fear may be removed under laboratory conditions. This additional and highly relevant article is also presented in full.

    The kindle version of The Case of Little Albert is available via the following link.

    If you have any problems with this link, just go the Amazon website in your country and type the book title into the search box.

    You can view the full psychology on Kindle collection via the following link.

    Psychology on Kindle

    psychology T-Shirts

    Looking for the perfect holiday gift? See following link to check out limited-edition ladies & men's psychology T-Shirts.

    Psychology T-Shirts

    And Finally

    psychology articles

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    Until next time.

    All the very best

    Dave Webb BSc (hons), MSc

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