Milgram: Beyond the numbers…

Although there is no shortage of resources available for the teaching of many of the so-called “classics” in Social Psychology, such as Milgram’s obedience studies, I thought it was still worth blogging about an article In August 2015’s The Psychologist magazine entitled “Rhetoric and Resistance”. Stephen Gibson (Department of Psychology and Sport, York St John… Read More Milgram: Beyond the numbers…

Demystifying the Language of Bowlby (and other theories)

There is no doubt that vexing vocab = struggling students. Many theories in Psychology appear riddled with new and complex terminology for often very abstract concepts. This can be hard for many students to cope with, particularly if they have struggled to decode language throughout their education. Bowlby’s Attachment Theory (AQA) is a good example of a… Read More Demystifying the Language of Bowlby (and other theories)

Can’t believe I’ve only just discovered Quick on the Draw!

A classic Teacher’s Toolkit activity Quick on the draw is from, the now classic, (The) Teacher’s Toolkit (written by Paul Ginnis; Crown House Publishing, 2002).  It is basically an activity where students are given questions, one at a time, to answer from a piece of text. Once they have answered the first question they must… Read More Can’t believe I’ve only just discovered Quick on the Draw!

BPS membership for A Level students: a correction and a starter

Joining the BPS Previously I have blogged about BPS resources, postings and publications and the benefit of joining the society for A Level students, especially those considering further study of Psychology. Recently, however, I discovered what I assume is a recent change to the membership eligibility criteria. A Level students cannot join as “Student Members”, as I… Read More BPS membership for A Level students: a correction and a starter