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Psychodynamic Behavioural Cognitive Humanistic Though older perspectives such as psychodynamic theory have largely been superseded by newer thinking, there is overlap between the different aspects, and it is largely… Read More »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 »

Best Sports Psychology Books

Sports psychology can give both amateurs and professionals a competitive advantage at worst and help transform high pressure performances at best. And as few people can afford their own personal sports psychologists, here we offer up some of the best sports psychology books on the market. Using some of the simple techniques described throughout these… Read More »

Reactive Depression: What You Need to Know

Depression is one of the world’s most common mental disorders, and unsurprisingly comes in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Depression is merely the umbrella covering a spectrum of depressive disorders, included amongst these disorders is reactive depression, also known as adjustment disorder. Here’s a short overview of reactive depression: What is Reactive Depression?… Read More »

Psychology from Inquiry to Understanding [Book Review]

Psychology from inquiry to understanding has been a classroom regular throughout the world since the 60’s and has helped many wannabe psychologists understand some of the most fundamental theories to come out of the field. From those just starting out to qualified psychologists, the 832 pages offer detailed information that acts as a source of… Read More »

Jobs for Psychology Students

It’s important for psychology students to build up relevant experience as soon as possible and at all possible opportunities. Oftentimes this can mean working for free, but what if you actually need a paid job while you’re studying? Today we’ll cover some perfect jobs for psychology students that will offer both experience and income. Start… Read More »