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Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence

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.

 

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English education policy is based on a nasty little theory

English education policy is based on a nasty little theory | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it
Underlying education policies in England is the misguided idea that only a few children are clever and that the rest are less valuable, argues Prof Danny Dorling
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A 12-Year-Old Egyptian Boy Flabbergasts An Interviewer. They Weren't Expecting A Political Genius.

A 12-Year-Old Egyptian Boy Flabbergasts An Interviewer. They Weren't Expecting A Political Genius. | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it
I guess they get started young in Egypt. Like ... really young.
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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...

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Telling Tales: Students’ Learning Stories | Harrett | Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education

Telling Tales: Students’ Learning Stories
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Interesting article! Through talking and telling, thinking and reflecting,
the student voice becomes more audible and the tutor/student relationship more conducive to successful learning.

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Resourcd | Psych Exchange Videos

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psych-related videos, again from resourcd (psychexchange)

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Keep a research journal: it is important

Very few people I come across keep a research journal, they often don't even know about the concept. I want to share information about what to put in the research journal, and why I think it is imp...
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Going to encourage my third year dissertation students to keep a research journal this year. Hopefully they'll consider keeping it in a blog!

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Psychology graduate turns negatives into positives for hopeful future

Psychology graduate turns negatives into positives for hopeful future | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it
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Great story of one students journey through psychology (early career)

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Quantity and quality: why the social sciences need a skills step-change

Quantity and quality: why the social sciences need a skills step-change | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it

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?

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Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence

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.

 

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Teaching & Learning Guide for: Social Psychology and Media: Critical Consideration - Hodgetts - 2009 - Social and Personality Psychology Compass - Wiley Online Library

Teaching & Learning Guide for: Social Psychology and Media: Critical Consideration - Hodgetts - 2009 - Social and Personality Psychology Compass - Wiley Online Library | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it
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The birth of experimental psychology: How do we measure beginnings? | Literally Psyched, Scientific American Blog Network

The birth of experimental psychology: How do we measure beginnings? | Literally Psyched, Scientific American Blog Network | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it

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....

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HEA Psychology: Resources to promote and disseminate undergraduate studies in developmental psychology.

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.

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Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it
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.

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Andy's Fields Statistics Hell Website

Andy's Fields Statistics Hell Website | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it

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 ;

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Social Justice in Action: “Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Women on the Street” [video]

Social Justice in Action: “Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Women on the Street” [video] | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it
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...
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Might use this for a discourse analysis session on gendered spaces. Great video!

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The 40-Year-Old Photo That Gives Us A Reason To Smile : NPR

The 40-Year-Old Photo That Gives Us A Reason To Smile : NPR | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it
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.
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When do ethnicity and gender become issues?

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Davey: Applied Psychology - Student Companion Site

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Six supplementary chapters on counselling psychology - fab free resource

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Resourcd | Psych Exchange File and Resources

Resourcd | Psych Exchange File and Resources | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it
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A collection of A level psychology resources on Resourcd (originally psychexchange)

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Critical Thinking

A look at some of the principles of critical thinking. Portuguese subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/user/cpg99
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Great resource for explaining critical thinking

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BBC Two - Seeking Refuge

BBC Two - Seeking Refuge | Teaching Psychology | Scoop.it

Five animated real-life stories of young people who have sought asylum in the UK told by the children themselves.  

 

I included these in resources for students to understand issues around multiculturalism and learning in difficult circumstances.  

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Psychology at Salford | A blog from the Psychology team at the University of SalfordPsychology at Salford | A blog from the Psychology team at the University of Salford

Psychology at Salford #salfordpsych blog - posts on teaching, learning and research in psychology.  

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Motivation and learning - Educational Psychology

Third year lecture for Educational Psychology module. I've also uploaded the accompanying seminar handout. Be good to get some feedback.
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American Psychological Society - Teaching Resources

Lots of links for different areas of psychology here. 

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HEA Psychology: Seminar on Attachment Parenting: a media activity for developmental psychology research methods

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Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research Inaugural Video

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.  

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Science v Humanities

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For a debate! Unhelpful dichotomies or helpful distinction between science and humanities? Where does Psychology fit?  What's wrong with this poster? What's right about it?

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