The All About Psychology Newsletter
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A very warm welcome to the latest edition of the All About Psychology Newsletter.
Expert Q & A
Food For Thought
Did You Know?
Just For Fun
I've just added a behavioural economics page to the types of psychology section of the website. See following link to learn about this rapidly growing discipline which draws upon experimentation within cognitive psychology, social psychology and neuroscience to understand human rationality, bias and choice.
This new page includes a great interview with Nobel prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, a pioneer in the field of behavioural economics.
British Psychological Society President-elect, Peter Kinderman, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool and an honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Mersey Care NHS Trust. He is also Head of the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool, with over 220 academic staff (32 of them professors) comprising psychiatrists, GPs, clinical and other applied psychologists, sociologists, public health physicians, nurses, sociologists and academics.
Professor Kinderman's research interests include the psychopathology of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorder and he has been instrumental in developing internationally renowned models of paranoid thought and mania which form the basis of recognised therapeutic interventions.
A highly sought-after expert within broadcast media, Professor Kinderman has contributed to several productions in the field of mental health, most notably hosting a two-episode BBC Horizon show exploring the role of diagnosis in mental health. You can access the interview with Professor Peter Kinderman via the following link.
The Replication Crisis in Psychology
"Psychology has been the center of attention recently because of the so called 'Replication Crisis.' In their newest module Noba founder Ed Diener and Noba senior-editor Robert Biswas-Diener thoughtfully examine the issue to help students understand its roots and provide some perspective on why it is both a crisis and an opportunity for Psychology.
The material includes discussion of topics such as why replication is important, examples of studies that have not replicated, reasons for non-replication, and solutions to the problem. If you are looking for a great way to incorporate this relevant and timely issue into your courses, look no further." See following link to access this outstanding free psychology resource.
Great quotes that make you think!
Fab facts all psychology lovers should know!
Margaret Floy Washburn became the first woman in the United States to be awarded a Ph.D. in Psychology in 1894 when she completed her graduate training at Cornell University under the supervision of Edward B. Titchener.
Renowned for her work on the study of consciousness and the examination of mental processes in animals and humans, Washburn served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1921 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1931. Information via:
Part of an occasional series of great one-liners for psychology students.
(Quote by comedian Ian Smith.)
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