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Guest Post – “Psychology Goes Green: An Introduction to Ecopsychology”

It seems like everyone is going green these days, and the field of psychology is no exception. Ecopsychology is a relatively new term, coined in 1992 by the historian Theodore Roszak in his book, The Voice of the Earth. It draws on concepts from ecology, psychology, and philosophy and concerns the intimate connection between humans and nature.

Patricia Duggan has a Masters in Psychology and has been practicing for 11 years. She maintains the site Psychology Degree. She writes about various subjects within the psychology field.

Click the title to read more on this relatively new field in psychology.

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Continue Reading October 21, 2011 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Certainly a nice surprise – thanks everyone!

Hello everyone! It’s certainly been a long time.

I’ll admit that a few months ago I was unsure about whether to continue with this blog. I was spending hours on posts which ultimately reached an audience of about 10 people a day – often repeat readers. With university commitments, it became hard to uphold an academic blog so I decided to push it aside in favour of other work.

Well, what a surprise I had when I returned today!

It would seem that I have jumped from about 30,000 all time hits to nearly 80,000 in a matter of months, with my blog attracting around 700 hits per day the last week. I can’t express how happy it’s made me; if anything, it’s “re-motivated” me. I’ll continue writing posts as soon as I can.

Thanks again, it’s always the readers that make the blog.
Speak soon!

Sam.

October 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

How to write a brilliant psychology essay.

A wise man once said “there are three things that are 100% certain in life:

  1. We will be born
  2. We will die one day
  3. Psychology students will have a horrible amount of essays to write during their studies.”

And you know what? He was right!

In this blog post, I aim to provide a few pointers towards writing an essay that will get you a first. Of course, this will likely apply to any college students as well, but you usually require much less work at A-Level standard than degree level.

So, what exactly makes a brilliant psychology essay?

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Continue Reading March 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm 3 comments

How to tell if someone is lying… maybe.

Jeremy Kyle. Jerry Springer. Trisha. What do they have in common?
All of those daytime talk show hosts use something that fascinates all human beings. A lie detector.

We find it almost shocking to think that a machine may actually see through our deception. Is it that obvious that you’re telling a lie? Can a bunch of wires and a polygraph really see through even the most cunning liars?

Well, in honesty, there is probably no such thing as a 100% correct lie detector – even the talk shows say they’re only 98% likely to be correct. Is that figure even remotely close to it’s accuracy? I’m very skeptical. Many critics disregard the lie detector as rubbish, it’s simply not a scientific procedure. There’s certainly no conclusive evidence that they DO work.

But what about humans?
We all lie at some point, so surely we’d be better at detecting lies than a machine that doesn’t know what it’s doing?

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Continue Reading February 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm 4 comments

The best paid careers in psychology.

Psychology is an amazingly diverse subject, with roots in many fields. Of course, with this diversity, you can expect a very diverse range of pay between them all. This post will show the highest paid jobs in psychology, in order from highest to lowest.

Please note: The pay for psychology jobs vary depending on where you live! This list ‘mixes’ the pay between jobs in the UK and USA. However, all these are subject to change depending on geography and general changes over time.

Read on to find out which jobs will bring in some serious cash!

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Continue Reading November 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm 16 comments

NEW: Subscriber only posts.

Hello everyone!
I hope you’re finding all the information on this blog useful.

In the next few weeks, I’m going to introduce new “subscriber only” posts. These will be highly academic articles, complete with full references and extra reading. They will be password protected, which means only subscribers will have the required password to unlock them.

This is an effort to encourage people to subscribe, as I get loads of views but only have FIVE subscribers! I will likely release at least one of these locked articles a month, but they will be very useful (I hope…!).

Subscribing is 100% free, and you will never have to pay for any of the articles. You will not be spammed; e-mails will only be sent to you when new posts are released (these are automated).

Hopefully this will appeal! To subscribe, simply look at the “subscribe to keep updated” section on the bar to the right.

Thanks!
Sam.

November 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

Apologies!

Sorry about the lack of new posts over the past week.
University work has been very demanding, as deadlines are fast approaching.

However, as of tomorrow, all my assignments are finished for the summer.

Blogging will resume on Friday 23rd April, as normal.

Thanks for understanding, and thanks for all the new readers.
Take care,
Sam.

April 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm 1 comment

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