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Accents and Early Language Development

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO If you asked people to guess at what age someone develops an accent, the chances are they might say around the age of three. After they’ve started talking. Amazingly, accents develop a lot earlier than that. Some research suggests that accents develop even before language. This might seem counterintuitive, but if […]

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Psychology in the Driving Seat

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO It’s the law in most countries that you can’t drive whilst holding your phone. No texting. No hand-held calls. Why is this? Because it’s dangerous. Sure, but dangerous because you only have two hands? Why can I eat a chocolate bar then? That uses the same number of hands as a […]

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

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO 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 […]

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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

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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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

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.     […]