Back to Back Issues Page
The All About Psychology Newsletter, October 2013
October 15, 2013

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

In This Edition

Latest News

Psychology Book of The Month

Expert Interview

Psychology Quote of The Month

Psychology Humor

Psychology Link of The Month

Psychology on Kindle

And Finally

Latest News

Clinical Psychology

clinical psychology

The clinical psychology section of the website has been updated. See following link for clinical psychology information and career advice.

Clinical Psychology.

Psychology Book of The Month

The psychology book of the month for October is:

Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights By Gary Klein


Book Details

Insights - like Darwin's understanding of the way evolution actually works, and Watson and Crick's breakthrough discoveries about the structure of DNA - can change the world. We also need insights into the everyday things that frustrate and confuse us so that we can more effectively solve problems and get things done. Yet we know very little about when, why, or how insights are formed—or what blocks them. In Seeing What Others Don't, renowned cognitive psychologist Gary Klein unravels the mystery.

Both scientifically sophisticated and fun to read, Seeing What Others Don't shows that insight is not just a "eureka!" moment but a whole new way of understanding.

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

Psychology Book of The Month

Expert Interview

Professor Sam Sommers is a teacher and researcher of social psychology at Tufts University outside Boston. His research specialties include how people think, communicate, and behave in diverse settings, as well as psychological perspectives on the U.S. legal system.

In 2008 he received the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence from the American Psychology-Law Society and he has won multiple teaching awards, including being selected by the Student Senate as the Professor of the Year in 2009.

You can read our interview with Dr. Sam Sommers via the following link.

Dr. Sam Sommers

See following links to find a psychology school near you.

Psychology Degrees (USA)

Online Psychology Degrees (USA)

Psychology Degrees (UK)


Psychology University of The Rockies

  • Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Specialization
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Click Here To Learn More

    Psychology Quote of The Month

    psychology Quotes

    This perceptive picture quote by Isaac Asimov 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.

    For more psychology humor visit

    Psychology Link of The Month

    psychology articles

    See following link to access a comprehensive online resource offering training in the understanding and application of statistics. This is the only Internet resource about statistics recommended by Encyclopedia Britannica.

    Free Online Statistics Textbook

    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

    See following link to check out limited-edition ladies & men's psychology T-Shirts.

    Psychology T-Shirts

    And Finally

    happy halloween psychology style

    Have a very happy Halloween. If you would like to learn all about paranormal psychology you can do so via the following link - includes a great article from 1925 in which the great Houdini exposes the trickery of fake spirit mediums.

    Paranormal Psychology

    Please take a moment to join me and thousands of psychology students online.

    Connect on Facebook

    Connect on Twitter

    Connect on Youtube

    Connect on Google+

    Psychology on Google+

    Connect on Linkedin

    Psychology on Linkedin

    Never Miss A Thing

    In response to a number of requests I've set-up a Psychology Website Update list to keep people informed when new content and resources are added to the site.

    If you would like to join the psychology update list, you can do so via the following link.

    Psychology Website Update List

    For reading the All About Psychology Newsletter.

    Until next time.

    All the very best

    Dave Webb BSc (hons), MSc

    Back to Back Issues Page