EVOLUTION LECTURE 2 Inclusive fitness theory As Darwins theory states survival of the fittest is competition between individuals to survive and carry on their genetics, one would assume that this would lead to a ‘dog eat dog world’ where every animal is trying to carry on their gene. Altruism refers to self sacrificing behaviour - behaviour in which you are helping someone which...
im going to be posting my notes on lectures! some might not make sense or have the best grammar, i apologise…
pastelkingdom: Freud’s theories scare the crap out of me
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pastelkingdom: an experimenter named robert heath conducted an experiment to try and turn a gay man straight, this was in a time where homosexuality was seen as a psychiatric illness and the gay man had asked for heath to try this. he put electrodes in the brain that stimulated the pleasure regines of the brain…
pastelkingdom: this man had a brain tumor so they cut it out but doing so they cut out the part of his brain that controlled emotion, he was happily married but this led to him not being able to give emotion nor receive, he couldnt even be touched, so they had to divorce but his ex wife is still madly in love with him :c
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jkbogart: psychologyandthestrange: behaviourists believe that is due to operant conditioning, individuals who develop schizophrenia are believed to have been deprived of normal social cues, for instance their smile may not have been returned with a smile, from their mother which leads to a lack of reinforcement and they don’t feel… My schizophrenia isn’t because my mom didn’t smile at me…. ...
What difficulties do we face when looking at the...
A problem when looking at the characteristics of psychological disorders is the actual usefulness of the charts that identify the symptoms and characteristic of the psychological illnesses. A main concern is, does the charts like the DSM and ICD have the right symptoms for the right diagnose and do the charts agree with each other and is the number of symptoms to diagnose the disorder right. For...
spending my friday night revising oh yeah i hope disorders comes up in the exam, i understand it well because i find the information so interesting lol
how is schizophrenia caused and why are there such...
behaviourists believe that is due to operant conditioning, individuals who develop schizophrenia are believed to have been deprived of normal social cues, for instance their smile may not have been returned with a smile, from their mother which leads to a lack of reinforcement and they don’t feel rewarded for their social skills which will then convince them that they don’t need to...
Open day at Goldmith’s University tomorrow, going to visit their psychology department :)
can anyone list a good few books about psychology? any aspect of psychology, i would like to know some and some of my followers have been asking me too
Key characteristics of schizophrenia: Positive symptoms (strange and bizarre additions to normal behavior) delusions - false or bizarre beliefs that persist even if evidence proves otherwise and delusion of reference where patients attaches personal significance (most likely to be negative) with external objects or events, they often believe that they are being plotted against. auditory...
decided i would quite like to be a clinical psychologist specializing in mental health, in psychology atm we’re learning about characteristics of disorders and how people get diagnosed with things like anxiety disorders, affective disorders and psychotic disorders and it’s so interesting
when did this blog get 401 followers? wow so glad so many are you are interested in the stuff i post on here :) just an update, i have all 5 offers from my university choices which means i will deffo be going to university to study psychology! cannot wait :)
mermaid182: got an offer from winchester btw :) 3/5 so far, getting all 5 would be awesome so fingers crossed
What makes 11/11/11 so Special? →
waltersimms1157: Snippet: …psychologists say it is a classic case of “apophenia,” or the human tendency to find meaning or patterns in randomly occurring data. This condition feeds on itself, because the more conscious you are of something — such as repeating 11s — the more often you’ll notice it in the world around you, and thus the more certain you’ll become that the pattern is real.
offer from roehampton university! :)
went to hospital to visit my nan the other day :( hope she gets better but we walked passed an EEG sleep lab bit and i was just like omg mum i want to go in there ahh i just want to do sleep studies
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raped-setonfire: psychologyandthestrange: my first sleep paralysis experience. i don’t know if any of you have ever experience sleep paralysis, it’s mainly common in younger children but can still affect teens and adults. sleep paralysis is basically where you brain has gone into REM sleep (so you dream but your body is paralysed) but… oh THAT’s what happened to me I remember one time I...
Offer from Goldsmith’s! Just need to reach the grades they want, which will be a lot of work but this is what I want more than anything so i’ll try my hardest
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth...– Sigmund Freud (via ugh)
I read a dream book on holiday (it was in the house we were staying in already) and it’s magically came home with me, i think my mum stole it from the house oh dear, anyway it’s a great book, it spoke about lucid dreams and psychic dreams and it’s insanely interesting and has a dictionary of what dreams mean depending on what you dream of i would like to study dreams in depth at...
learning about witness appeal in forensics,and was interested to learn that if a juror finds a defendant more attractive and a victim unattractive they will more likely choose not guilty and vise versa. but when studying this, how is attractiveness really that measurable? in a study (damn can’t remember the authors name MORE REVISION)in one condition, participants were given a case with...
manifests-deactivated20121022 asked: your blog is really inspiring, i'm fifteen and I have no idea what to do with the rest of my life, but now I know I wanna focus on something under psychology
forensics Turning to crime PACK - upbringing disrupted families: FARRINGTON learning from others: SUTHERLAND poverty and disadvantaged neighborhoods: WIKSTROM & TAFEL PACK - cognition criminal thinking patterns - MANDRACCHIA ET AL moral development and crime - KOHLBERG social cognition - GUDJOHNSSON AND BOWNES PACK - biology brain dysfunctions - RAINE genes and serotonin -...
I wish the a-level psychology course did more practical work, like hands on experiments, reading from text books about cool studies and writing them down is repetitive ugh
psychology as a science
scientific: some research has: controlled variables quantitative data psychological measures objectivity reliability non-scientific: some research has lack of controlled variables qualitative data subjectivity lacks reliability
idio-t-deactivated20111019-deac asked: im chosing my gcses this year and i had no idea what i wanted to do but after seeing your blog i'm definitely doing something to do with psychology, its fascinating haha thanks x
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my first sleep paralysis experience. i don’t know if any of you have ever experience sleep paralysis, it’s mainly common in younger children but can still affect teens and adults. sleep paralysis is basically where you brain has gone into REM sleep (so you dream but your body is paralysed) but it wakes up but your body is still paralysed. so you feel like you’re awake but you...
angrydolphin-deactivated2011101 asked: I love your psychology blog, i never realized how interesting it is I think i've read like nearly everything on it haha xxx
casualintensity asked: Hey! I follow your personal blog and was doing a bit of tumblr stalking, as you do, and I didn't realise you had this blog! I'm also going to be studying Psychology at university next year :) which universities are you looking at? Doing my personal statement is what is stressing me out right now. English languafe = good. Writing about myself - bad. Mini waffle over :] xx
So i’m doing my personal statement and finding it really hard to sell myself, I have some work experience sorted out at a help home for people with MS, I’m really looking forward to it!
There are two types of ways you can think, internally and externally. If you are an external thinker, you do not believe you are in control of situations. For example, you have an exam coming up, you fail that exam and you blame it on the questions being too hard or the examiner not liking your answer. These types of thinkers think others are in control of situations such as society, god or fate....
Freud’s work and theory’s interest me a lot, if not scare me a bit, i’d love to study him and his work in detail one day
Just had my baby cousin round, it’s so interesting watching babies! My dad was making popping sounds with his mouth and then my cousin put his finger in my dad’s mouth trying to make the popping sounds too, it’s amazing how quickly they can learn! My aunt lives in spain but is english so he’ll be fluent in english and spanish aswell awww