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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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Narcissism: ancient and modern

Modern psychology presents the importance of narcissism, self absorption, in the construction of...
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The Enigma of Autism

My interest in science and in partciular cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience stems from...
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Living with ambiguity

I am a psychologist working in a university in London UK. I have spent the best part of 10 years...

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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...
  • Narcissism: ancient and modern

    University Psychology Tutor (South East London) Picture Modern psychology presents the importance of narcissism, self absorption, in the construction of mental illness. Evidence of narcissism, indicates mental instability. Ambitious individuals have, from this perspective, damaged psyches. Freud saw Narcissism as a default mechanism, energy that...
  • A View of Self

    University Psychology Tutor (South East London) Picture This article will consider the nature of Self through modern concepts, critiqueing Freudian psychology. Common definition: A view of Self A belief in the discrete nature of the individual (Ericcsson). It is the factor that separates the individual from the rest of the world, which is...

 

  • The Enigma of Autism

    University Psychology Tutor (York) Picture My interest in science and in partciular cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience stems from the care and upbringing of my severely autistic son. I have learned so much from him about people and life. Autism is an enigma, and everyone is different and affected in different ways. My son has...
  • Psychology and You

    University Psychology Tutor (Oxford) Picture I believe that studying psychology is one of the most interesting subjects you can choose. The reason for this is that psychology is about you and let's face it, there is no more interesting a subject than yourself. Everything you learn in psychology tells you a little bit more about the huge...
  • Living with ambiguity

    University Psychology Tutor (St Albans) Picture I am a psychologist working in a university in London UK. I have spent the best part of 10 years now researching the fundamental question of what causes people to behave the way they do. Why does one person react to a situation one way and another person reacts completely differently? While...