59 Awesome Science Kits for Kids

I’m a firm believer that the best way to learn is to do, and I think this is especially important for kids and science. But when it comes to science, doing so safely is important, that’s why science kits for kids are a great way of getting kids interested in science, safely. You can explain… Read More »

What is Associative Play?

Ms. Bailey releases the children to recess and follows them outside to watch over them. While standing off to the side, she notices a group of children dance around the stack of sticks with stereotypical Indian calls. Ms. Bailey is observing something called associative play. Associative play is a form of play in which a… Read More »

How to Create a Constructive Feedback Culture in Your Organisation

Many surveys have been carried out over the years looking at the things people fear the most, with more people stating that they fear speaking on stage more than death. Interestingly, nowhere on these surveys does ‘giving feedback to another person’ appear as an option….but it really should! Feedback is vital for reinforcing learning, the… Read More »

Yochelson and Samenow: What Makes a Criminal? 

In their landmark research Yochelson and Samenow set out to answer one question: Are all criminals the same? Psychologist Stanton Samenow believed the answer to that question to be an emphatic yes. In 1976 he and his mentor, Samuel Yochelson, published the first volume of their three-volume work The Criminal Personality. The books detail the… Read More »

Gottesman and Shields: Understanding Schizophrenia

In 1972 Gottesman and Shields set out to gather existing evidence about schizophrenia in order to offer up a the most accurate information that was currently known about the condition and specifically the genetic transmission of the schizophrenia. Before we get in to the detail, the studies that Gottesman and Shields reviewed in order to draw… Read More »

College Psychology Books: 9 of the Best

Get ready for your return to studying with these great college psychology books. Or for a little light reading over the summer, here are some great college or university level textbooks to get you in the right frame of mind for studying psychology. Some are standard course texts, others provide different perspectives that may be useful… Read More »

5 Perspectives of Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind, and of necessity, a complex subject. It is generally agreed that there are five main theories of psychology: Biological Psychodynamic Behavioural Cognitive Humanistic Though older perspectives such as psychodynamic theory have largely been superseded by newer thinking, there is overlap between the different aspects, and it is largely… Read More »

Maladaptive Behavior Examples

What is Maladaptive Behaviour? Generally, adaptive behaviour is the collection of skills that people learn and employ to be able to function in everyday life. These skills range from talking to getting dressed to going to work. They allow us to adapt to the demands of life and fulfil our needs. Maladaptive behaviour refers to… Read More »

10 Great Sports Psychology Blogs

Athletes these days understand the sheer importance of being psychologically prepped – the game isn’t just won by mere muscle, but by the strength of one’s own mind. However, even many professional athletes and weekend warriors just don’t know where to start (and certainly can’t afford the high prices that professional 1-on-1 sports psychologists demand).… Read More »

10 Famous Sports Psychologists

Today, most sportsmen understand that the battle isn’t just won in the field, but in the mind as well. But these famous sports psychologists didn’t have an easy ride, sports psychology wasn’t always a well-respected science. In fact, it didn’t start out particularly well – initially, most people resisted the idea of some kind of… Read More »

10 Smart Riddles (with answers)

Smart riddles are cleverly constructed thinking puzzles that encourage you to check your assumptions in order to reach a correct answer. Instead of thinking linearly, you need to utilise lateral thinking to get there. Most of our thinking is linear – that is, logical and sequential. This type of thinking might be useful when performing… Read More »

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix

Netflix boxsets have become a staple in many peoples lives, and its no wonder why; they offer compelling viewing whenever you want to. But beyond their boxsets Netflix in fact has a great deal more to offer. For science, nature, documentary lovers or those with just a passing interet in ‘how stuff works’ then Netflix… Read More »