I guess they get started young in Egypt. Like ... really young.
Jenna Condie's insight:
I'm going to use this in educational psychology: a political genius implies that his politics comes from within, politicized children created within particular social structures and the social context...
Sharon Witherspoon explains why quantitative skills matter to students and society as a £15.5m funding programme launches
Most psychology courses already have a particular emphasis on quantative research skills. They are important, but so too are qualitative and critical methods. Where's the £15.5m to support qualitative skills development?
If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others? The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence. Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Medical Sociology, Medicine and Sociology at Harvard University.
This is long for YouTube but it is worth it... believe me:)
It’s 1879, and psychology is just about to be born. The place: the University of Leipzig. The birth parent: Wilhelm Wundt. The deed: establishing the first official university laboratory for the study of psychology, an event taken by many as the line that marks unofficial explorations from empirical, accepted science....
The teaching of developmental psychology rarely allows students to have authentic experience of empirical work with young children. The present project builds upon a well-tried procedure whereby students take significant responsibility for the management and conduct of a research exercise. However, the effective dissemination of such a teaching practice must depend upon provision of activities that may readily resource such student-led empirical work. This project exploits the spread of PC technology into young people's home environment.
TED Talks In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
Andy Field's website it packed full of resources and guides for statistics and research methods. Don't be afraid of the 'hell' themed website - its perfectly safe to use!
Andy Field is a Professor in Child Psychopathology at the University of Sussex & author of Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. For more info see the Sussex website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/9846 ;
The video below was created by a group of young men and women in New York City who believe street harassment to be wrong, and came up with a small but effective way to tackle it – by cataloging a whole lot of responses that can be used to interrupt...
Jenna Condie's insight:
Might use this for a discourse analysis session on gendered spaces. Great video!
After George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a former Detroit-area photographer was reminded of an photo he took in 1973. He posted it to his Facebook page, and it's since gone viral.
Developmental Psychology: This video was produced to introduce the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and its mission and to illustrate the importance of Urie Bronfenbrenner & his emphasis on social policy and practice.