Tag: psychology

The joy of being (told you are) right

It feels good to be told you are right, even when you are wrong.  When no-one knows enough facts, it all becomes a whole heap of fun.  The solution might be to slow down and start to explore the fantastic

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The polar bears made me do it…

Students at another university have for decades complained about the painting of polar bears savaging the sinister blood red sails of a wrecked ship that stares down at them from the exam room wall.  They claim it has caused all students who

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Free trial: Sage Research Methods cases, datasets, and videos

Sage have given us trial access to three new units until 31st December 2016 on Sage Research Methods: cases, datasets and videos.  Of particular interest to Psychology, these methods videos might be of interest to many different disciplines.  Please let

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New trial: Sage video

We are delighted to present trial access to Sage Video running until 31st May 2016.  We have access to the Education collection, Media & Communication collection, and Counselling & Psychotherapy collections. Make a change from reading and explore the collection.

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Every good life needs a bad memory

A bad memory allows every happy person to be the hero of their own life.  Something to remember when revision rolls around! A psychologist explains…

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Solve your problems while you sleep

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.”   ~   Edgar Cayce Far from just giving the brain a chance to unwind, back as far as Aristotle it has been known that sleep allows the brain to talk to itself more

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the subconscious shelf

A slightly more thoughtful entry today: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/books/review/the-subconscious-shelf.html what do your shelves say about you?

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The Divided Brain

We featured an RSA Animate video on changing educational paradigms back on the 14th January (http://www.liblog.port.ac.uk/blog/2011/01/2536/) Here’s another on the divided brain: http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/videos/ which is rather fascinating.  

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To Lie or Not to Lie

Here’s an interesting game from the Open University allowing you to think about your responses to various scenarios: http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/philosophy/lie-or-not-lie

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Rorschach tests

For those interested in using Wikipedia for research (or assisting students to use it wisely in their work), this might be of interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorschach_test There’s debate on the content, an example of Wikipedia ‘locking’ a page until disputes are settled,

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