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The All About Psychology Newsletter, May 2011
May 13, 2011

Welcome to the May 2011 issue of the All About Psychology Newsletter.

In This Edition

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

  • Psychology Picture of The Month

  • Psychology on Kindle

  • Psychology Video of The Month

  • Check This Out
  • Just For Fun
  • And Finally

  • Latest News

    Psychology Hall of Fame

    The Latest addition to the psychology hall of fame section of the website is Carl Rogers. See link below to access detailed information and resources relating to the man who was a hugely influential figure in the humanistic movement towards person centered theory and non-directive psychotherapy.

    Carl Rogers

    Psychology Book of The Month

    The psychology book of the month for May is:

    How To Think Straight About Psychology by Keith Stanovich

    Book Description

    Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information, helping them recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research.

    How To Think Straight About Psychology also helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology. It is the leading text of its kind.

    See following link for details of all the book of the month entries on the All About Psychology website.

    Psychology Book of The Month

    Facebook Faves

    Over 36,000 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:

    If Psychology Were A Person, Everyone Would Be Its Friend

    This post consisted of a link to an engaging article by psychologist Justin Thomas on the popularity of psychology as a degree choice, which you can read 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

    Pavlov's Dog

    Original illustration from an article published in 1909 entitled "The Method of Pavlov in Animal Psychology." The text accompanying the illustration was as follows:

    A dog whose normal salivary reaction had been carefuuly observed and in which the habit of responding to a certain sound had been developed was placed in apparatus similar to that shown in the picture below.

    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:

  • Some Issues Concerning The Control of Human Behavior by B.F. Skinner & Carl Rogers
  • A Criminal Investigative Analysis of Jack The Ripper by John Douglas
  • The Early Development of Conscience in The Child by Melanie Klein
  • Marijuana Dependence and its Treatment by Alan Budney et al
  • You can view the full psychology on Kindle collection via the following link.

    Psychology on Kindle

    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 Psychology of Blink: Understanding How Our Minds Work Unconsciously

    Dr. Anthony Greenwald, professor of psychology at the University of Washington, describes his research developing the method (described in Malcolm Gladwell's Blink) that reveals unconscious thought patterns that most people would rather not possess.

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

    The Psychology of Blink

    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.

    International Journal of Qualitative Methods

    The International Journal of Qualitative Methods is a peer reviewed journal published quarterly as a web-based journal by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, Canada.

    The primary aim of the journal is to advance the development of qualitative methods, and to disseminate methodological knowledge to the broadest possible community of academics, students, and professionals who undertake qualitative research.

    All International Journal of Qualitative Methods since 2002 are provided free of charge. Click Here to access this excellent resource.

    Just For Fun

    (Photo Credit: David Guzikowski)

    Click Here for an irreverent look at the wonderful world of psychology.

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    Don't Forget To Get Your Copy

    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

    "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." (Anas Nin)

    For reading the All About Psychology Newsletter.

    Until next time.

    All the very best

    Dave Webb BSc (hons), MSc

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