I thought I would share a video that a group of fellow student’s and I created. Our Neuroscience lecturer has utilised problem based learning (PBL) as a teaching method for the half of the year and we were the Guinea pigs. The premise was to select a problem which would focus around a Neurological problem … More Parkinson’s Disease: University Project
When we want to know the stories of events that happen nationally and around the world we switch on the news. These news stories consist of heroism, politics, tragedy, health, sports and terrorism etc. More recently, the Turkey terror attacks in which more than 90 lives were lost is the latest chapter in the history of terror. … More The Route to Evil: A Blank Slate or Determined Route
It has been argued at great lengths that the ASBO was a waste of time, money and effort. It has been heavily criticized that ASBO’s were not a deterrent to youth. In some parts of society an ASBO was heralded a “Badge of Honour” in which youths actively pursued Anti-Social Behaviour to be awarded an … More Youth & Media Part 4: ASBO. A Badge Of Honour or The Key To The Criminal Justice System?
Using the three processes of Moral Panic (mentioned in Part 2), how did this generate and grow throughout a nation? Massive interest in crime and criminals is not just a recent phenomenon. This has been demonstrated throughout history from other subcultures such as Mods, Rockers, Skin Heads and Punks. All of whom were categorized as … More Youth & Media Part 3: How The Media Created The ASBO Culture
There are three classical process in which the media employ to create what Cohen referred to as a Moral Panic. It is described as “an exaggerated reaction, from the media, the police and the wider public, to the activities of particular social groups. These processes have stood the test of time and proved to be … More Youth & Media Part 2: The Three Processes To Create A Moral Panic
If you are at University, it doesn’t matter what course you are studying, knowing how to reference in academic writing is essential. Yes, it’s awful. Yes it’s laborious and yes , it’s quite often confusing. But none the less we need to do it. As I write this blog, I am surrounded by students who … More Tips To Referencing in Academic Writing
Before beginning my studies into Psychology and Criminology at University, I received an email informing us of a piece of work to be completed and handed in upon arrival. The work was marked but not attributed to any final year grade. It was simply an exercise to demonstrate writing ability. We were asked to answer the question “Who am … More How “NOT” To Write An Essay At University Level
There is much concern and criticism regarding the mental health care within prisons in the UK (APG, 2006; Sainsbury Centre Mental Health (SCMH), 2007; Okasha, 2004). Howitt (2011) explains that mental disorder incorporates the mental illnesses which are regarded as treatable and changing but includes, in addition, long-term and unchangeable conditions such as learning disorder. … More Is A Prison Sentence Appropriate For Mentally Disordered Offenders?
I graduated from University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Psychology and I really enjoyed learning about Ethics and why they are important to the science of Psychology. Whilst undertaking some research I came across some very un-ethical studies which I thought I would share. So without further a do…