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Psychology Book of The Month
Psychology Quote of The Month
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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.
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.
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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.
Just for fun to remind us that there is funny Ha Ha as well as funny peculiar.
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.
The initiative to make historically important psychology publications widely available on Kindle is going from strength to strength. Recent additions to 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.
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.
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You can view the full psychology on Kindle collection via the following link.
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You can read editions of the Psychology News Letter published earlier this year via the links below.