Post Of The Week – Saturday 27th September, 2014

Published September 28, 2014 by Psych n Stats Tutor

Originally posted on DHSB/DHSG Psychology Research Digest:

1) Strategies For Memory Improvement

I’ve been spending some of the week thinking about how we learn languages. I’ve set my Year 7s a homework where they have to learn some Latin words but also explain in a post on their Google Classroom page how they went about learning them. I’m hoping to have a dialogue with them about the best ways to learn and strategies for memory improvement, which is also an AS sub-topic. By coincidence, this TED talk came up on my twitter feed.

This has got me thinking about the relationship between learning and memory. I’ve divided my google site pages into a core you have to remember and mastery learning sections where you develop and deepen your understanding. The assumption is that these are two separate processes. Joshua Foer’s talk reminds us that they aren’t.

2) Eye Witness Testimony

In 12D this week, one group…

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Necessary Partners

Published September 28, 2014 by Psych n Stats Tutor

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It’s rear for a student not to experience these things~ go with it ~:-) Keep paddling~

Originally posted on Rumi-nations:

I think it can be easily understood that there is no courage without fear.

1409 courage fear

A person rushing into a dangerous situation to help with no sense of fear about those dangers is not expressing courage, but some other motivational force.

The amount of courage she applies is directly proportional to the amount of fear she experiences.

A courageous person is one who feels the fear yet chooses to rise above its self-preserving urges.

Fear is there to help her think carefully before acting, and courage is there to get her to act beyond the fear.


And I see the likely parallel truth that there is no faith without doubt.

1409 faith doubt

A person standing up for some belief with no doubt that there could be other possibilities for causes, outcomes and explanations is not expressing faith, but something else (and I won’t make a generalized judgment of what that something else…

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Not ‘Another Bloody Stats Text': Free Open Access Statistics Textbook

Published January 31, 2012 by Psych n Stats Tutor

I wanted to share this neat online resource, which is free! An open access statistics textbook. It is easy to read and has links to other helpful sites.

Any topic which is comprehensive and requires you to think in ways which are reflective and critical, can be best approached by reading broadly. This is not  ‘another bloody stats text’, it is a doorway into the world of statistics and critical thinking from another perspective.

A perspective which may help you to understand your subject text, lectures and tutes better. A perspective that may be the ‘push’ you need to start apply stats in your daily life and writing about it in your reflective learning journal, to truly own and chart your course to success in academia.

Read on!

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AP Psychology Exam Preparation…

Published December 31, 2011 by Psych n Stats Tutor

Image: Psych Classics

I thought today for the AP Psychology Exam Prep post that I would upload a qirky vid created by Dr Larry Pfaff of Spring Arbor University. It covers the reasoning behind why we as psychologists need to know our past~ basically, so we can navigate our future.

View the cartoon video and my reflection on it at the new Psychology Tutor:Mentor site…

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Shower Thinking (via My Beaten Track)

Published July 13, 2011 by Psych n Stats Tutor

Insightful reading from a newbie blogger~ young adult, fem, uni student and much more…

What is it about showers that are so wonderful? We stand in there to soak longer than we should, we sing in them, drink beer in them, dance in them – and that's just to begin with. I thought about this for a while, and I finally came up with an answer: It's the place where we more readily relax. There's just something about the shower which is more relaxing than anywhere else, and I honestly think it comes down to the water. Sure you could chill … Read More

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