Temperament: A Reliable Indicator of a Baby’s Personality?

How can you define a person? Such a question is pivotal in the study of Personality and Developmental Psychology. It’s also a question mooted by parents and relatives of small children, keen to notice tell-tale signs on the adult they will, in time, grow into. One such concept, which originates more than two millenia ago, […]

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What psychologists say about decision making

What Psychologists Say About… Decision Making

We’ve just uploaded a new Psychologist Quotes video to our YouTube Channel featuring nine quotes from leading psychologists about decision making. From famous names of the past, including Sigmund Freud and B.F.Skinner, to more current psychologists, such as Daniel Gilbert, discover their different approaches to decision making and consider how you can apply their thoughts […]

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What Psychologists Say About Anxiety - 7 Quotes

What Psychologists Say About… Anxiety

Our latest YouTube Video brings you seven interesting and inspiring quotes about Anxiety from some leading Psychologists. Whether you are experiencing Anxiety, or know someone who is, the quotes in this short video will help you gain an understanding of how Psychologists conceptualise Anxiety and, in doing so, hopefully provide you with some positive direction […]

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Subliminal The New Unconscious and What It Teaches Us Leonard Mlodinow

Off The Shelf: Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow

Ahead of the release of Leonard Mlodinow’s latest book Elastic: Flexible Thinking, I had a read of one of the author’s best-sellers: Subliminal: The New Unconscious and What It Teaches Us. The book is both fun to read and hugely informative. Drawing on a wide range of classic social psychology, cognitive and neuroscience studies, spanning the […]

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Personality Lecture on the Biological Traits of Reward and Neuroticism

In this lecture, I continue my discussion of the relationship between subcortical brain processes and the big five personality traits identified by psychometric researchers, focusing on the relationship between positive/negative emotion and extraversion/neuroticism. Bookmark Psychology Unlocked for all the latest fascinating insights into different types of Psychology.

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Psychology Textbooks recommended for students, from secondary school to university.

Psychology Textbooks Recommended for Students

Psychology textbooks are an excellent resource for accessing a large amount of information in a clear, ordered way.   If you are studying psychology for your school exams or for a university degree, you will definitely want to arm yourself with a reliable textbook.   Even PhD students can benefit from some of the higher […]

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Biology/Traits in Personality: The Limbic System

In this lecture, I begin my discussion of the relationship between brain function, at a deep, subcortical level, and the existence of the five traits identified by psychometric researchers. Bookmark Psychology Unlocked for all the latest fascinating insights into different types of Psychology.

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Is Psychology biased? SPOT Effect research highlights cognitive bias

The SPOT Effect presents a challenge to psychologists and other researchers who aim to empirically test hypotheses in order to build and evaluate theories.   Just as with the physical sciences (Physics, Biology and Chemistry), social science must uphold high levels of scientific rigour in order to claim its results are reliable and valid.     […]

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Pt 1: Freedom Of Speech/Political Correctness: Dr. Norman Doidge

This is Part 1 of a 3-part posting from The Speakers Action Group (http://www.speakersaction.com/), who hosted Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the bestselling The Brain that Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing (www.normandoidge.com/) and Dr. Jordan B Peterson Sunday, January 22, 2017 to speak on freedom of speech and political correctness. Dr. Peterson […]

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Interview with great U Texas Austin psych prof JW Pennebaker

Dr. James W. Pennebaker is Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Executive Director of Project 2021, aimed at rethinking undergrad education at that university. I first encountered Dr. Pennebaker’s work when I was working on the SelfAuthoring Suite (www.selfauthoring.com), an online writing program which has helped thousands of college […]

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