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Why Study Psychology

The study of psychology is particularly exciting because it not only gives you an academic...
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Is Intelligence Genetic Or Environmental?

Is intelligence determined at birth or influenced by environmental factors throughout life span?...
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Fooled by a Pretty Picture

Adapted from my article in Psychology Today Words can interest us, words can enthuse us, words...
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Learning Is Different From Being Taught

Learning is different from Being Taught: Teaching is Guiding someone towards Learning. I was...

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  • Is Intelligence Genetic Or Environmental?

    Kate Lake University Psychology Tutor (Sutton) Picture Is intelligence determined at birth or influenced by environmental factors throughout life span? Hattie (2009) is widely known for his 800 meta-analysis over 20 years relating to educational achievement supporting both a biological and environmental model. Firstly, Hattie is quick to highlight...
  • Pimp My Paragraph In Psychology

    Andi Stephens A-level Psychology Tutor (Cambridge) Picture The Approaches to Psychology Yrs 1 and 2 : AO3 : Evaluation for the Behaviourist approach Some of these attempts at evaluation need a lot of help – some don’t even get the facts right! You need to PIMP them so they get A’s not E’s! Using PEEL: POINT / EXPLAIN plus EVIDENCE or EXAMPLES or...
  • The Edexcel A Level Psychology Revision Guide

    A Abbas A-level Psychology Tutor (East Central London) Picture This new book from Hodder Education is presented as a solid revision guide to support A Level students as they approach the final exams, but could just as easily be used to aid learning throughout the course. There is a focus on learning the content of the specification within this book that...

 

  • Why Study Psychology Editor's Pick

    Colin Lower A-level Psychology Tutor (Lincoln) Picture The study of psychology is particularly exciting because it not only gives you an academic qualification that can go a long way towards opening up many career opportunities, but it also gives you an insight into what influences the behaviour of yourself, your friends and family and even your...
  • Learning Is Different From Being Taught

    Courtenay Young Higher Psychology Tutor (Galashiels) Picture Learning is different from Being Taught: Teaching is Guiding someone towards Learning. I was once a secondary school teacher and I was also involved – at the same time - with ‘Education Otherwise’ – an organization supporting people who wanted to educate their children at home. The title...
  • Is Psychology a Science?

    Vicki-Marie A-level Psychology Tutor (Torquay) Picture This is a key debate, which students are expected to be aware of in their Psychology A level exams. To decide whether Psychology is a Science, we need to establish working definitions of both Psychology and science.  If we take Psychology to be the study of the human mind, and accept science...