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Asian-Americans Tackle Mental Health Stigma - MedicineNet

Asian-Americans Tackle Mental Health Stigma - MedicineNet | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
For years, Kathy KyoungAh Khang worked hard to build the kind of life many would covet. A university degree, followed by a rewarding job as a college ministries director. A marriage to a caring husband and a home filled with three lively children.
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One researcher talks about the stigma attached to seeking help with mental health problems amongst Asian Americans

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The Digest guide to ... studying

The Digest guide to ... studying | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
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Use Psychological research to help you study more effectively.

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Mwah! Kissing eases stress, study finds

Mwah! Kissing eases stress, study finds | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
Kissing, it turns out, unleashes chemicals that ease stress hormones in both sexes and encourage bonding in men, though not so much in women.
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How to look inside the brain

How to look inside the brain | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
There have been remarkable advances in understanding the brain, but how do you actually study the neurons inside it? Using gorgeous imagery, neuroscientist and TED Fellow Carl Schoonover shows the tools that let us see inside our brains.
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AS Psychology - Holah.co.uk - Glossary

This is a website full of stuff that should be useful and enjoyable if you are studying OCR psychology
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This is a link to Holah's great Psychology Glossary.

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All About Psychology

All About Psychology | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
A psychology website designed to help anybody looking for detailed information and resources.
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Ketamine may act as an antidepressant by boosting serotonin activity in brain areas involved in motivation

Ketamine may act as an antidepressant by boosting serotonin activity in brain areas involved in motivation | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
Ketamine is a potent anesthetic employed in human and veterinary medicine, and sometimes used illegally as a recreational drug.
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Pregnancy flu 'link to baby bipolar'

Pregnancy flu 'link to baby bipolar' | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
Flu during pregnancy may increase the risk of the unborn child developing bipolar disorder later in life, research suggests.
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Are video games really the villains in our violent age?

Are video games really the villains in our violent age? | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
The Sandy Hook school massacre has revived concerns about the effects of first-person shooter games, but some of them are actually good for you, writes Vaughan Bell
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Can playing computer games be good for you?

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What a dead fish can teach you about neuroscience and statistics

What a dead fish can teach you about neuroscience and statistics | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it

Great research to use in an essay critiquing brain scanning technology.

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If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different

If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
Language is traditionally associated with the left side of the brain. But Mandarin speakers are using the right side.
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With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce

With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
One biologist's story of how genetic testing broke his family apart.
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Read this article when you're studying 'the ethics of genetic research.'

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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Sorting the neurotrash

The media is full of research about how our brains work, but how can we know whether to believe the spin that the news puts on neuroscience findings? In this guest post, we asked Professor Gina Rippon, a neuroscientist from Aston University to give us her take on how to sort the neurotrash from the neurotreasure. Her talk for ScienceGrrl at the Women of the World festival at Southbank Centre explored the media coverage of research into the (lack of) differences between men and women’s brains.
The development of brain imaging techniques offers wonderful opportunities for cognitive neuroscientists to really get to grips with whatpatterns of brain activity they observe when subjects performthe behaviours they are interested in. ...Read more
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Useful for brain scanning technology

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Do You Really Remember Where You Were on 9/11?

Do You Really Remember Where You Were on 9/11? | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
Memories of national events like 9/11 may seem frozen in time, but they do decay.
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Flashbulb Memory

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Chimps Have Better Short-term Memory Than Humans

Chimps Have Better Short-term Memory Than Humans | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
Some chimps can quickly memorize the location of at least nine numerals.
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An article about Matsuzawa's work with chimpanzees. Useful for both memory and evolution LOs.

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Teaching psychology in schools would encourage more girls into science

Teaching psychology in schools would encourage more girls into science | Year 12 and 13 Psychology | Scoop.it
If we really want to get more girls into science, let's start by giving psychology the respect and acceptance it deserves, says Marc Smith
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Categorizing Memory

This clip explains different types of memory.

E.g. explicit and implicit memory; echoic and iconic; procedural and semantic etc.

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