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Why we fail to prepare for disasters by Tim Harford is packed with examples of behavioural biases that affect us as individuals and within communities.

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Brenda Milner is 101 today. The celebrated Canadian is widely credited with pioneering the field of cognitive neuroscience and has been called one of the world’s foremost authorities on memory.

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This short video looks at the marketing campaign for Sans Forgetica which is a new font built on the psychological principle of desirable difficulty. Minor obstructions to the reading process force...

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Here is a special video documentary from the Economist looking at recent developments in sports psychology used with elite sportsman and sportswomen. Is sports psychology a phoney science or can...

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23rd September 2018

Professor of Positivity

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker claims our life is actually getting better. Channel 4 News interviews him on his perspective.

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The psychology of computer games is explored in this short video which explores what happens to the brain when playing Fortnite.

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As is often the case in English Departments across the country, students read the book and then get to watch the film afterwards without the guilt of pulling a movie-based lesson! However, in the...

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I picked this up via Dan Ariely's twitter feed and I thought it might be of interest for Psychology students and teachers. However, only eleven of the fifty chosen are women highlighting the...

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What is a psychopath, what drives them to cause harm, and can they ever be cured?

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Hard to believe but it is fifty years since the term lateral thinking was created by Edward de Bono.

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Live music, original film, dancing, drama and psychological research: This is no ordinary Jury Duty! tutor2u are delighted to promote this exciting Psychology Event, taking place on Thursday 9th,...

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8th January 2017

The Undoing Project

I've just finished reading The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis. It is the story of the collaboration between Avos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman which ultimately lead to the emergence of prospect...

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Psychology teachers might be interested to know that we have just uploaded a new series of 11 short revision videos covering a range of key concepts in Behavioural Economics.

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So this year I wanted to have a bit of fun with the students at Christmas…but how can you do this in the Psychology Classroom?

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Tutor2u Blogger Dennis Relojo recently interviewed Dr David Sbarra, a clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Arizona about his book Love, Loss, and the Space Between: The...

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A number of studies have determined that stress at work is one of the leading causes of people taking time off work sick and most people experience stress at some point during their working life....

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Lee and Bailey (Nov 2015), writing in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found a correlation between the amount of time spent out of school, how that time was used, and corresponding behaviour...

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After just writing a post on Silver Medalists in the Olympics, I stumbled across an article in ‘The Sport Journal’ which examines the factors that lead to burnout, illness and injury in elite...

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Every four years I find myself watching sports that I have no particular interest in and this year’s Rio Olympics has been particularly compelling. On Day 9, Great Britain picked up several medals,...

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According to a recent article in Business Day Live, you don't need to get rid of stress to live a happy life, you just need to know how to embrace it. So here's three tips on how to use stress to...

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