Simon Knight @ resourcd

Starting a PhD in Education in 2011 having taught near Cambridge 2010/11 alongside finishing my Ma in philosophy of education.  Completed my PGCE (IoE) in social sciences, psychology focus in 2010. Philosophy & Psychology graduate of Leeds uni with a year at York (Toronto).

Thanks to all those who provided resources - do get in touch if I can be useful (either message me or email). 

cheers, simon


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Shared a video called Casting Memory in Doubt - EWT, false memories and social pressure

Do you ever doubt your own memory? New research at the Institute suggests that some of the things we think we remember could be wrong. It seems that our brains are surprisingly willing to exchange a true memory for a false one, just on the basis of friends' claims. The scientists not only demonstrated just how easy it is to create false memories, they showed that the switch in memory has a signature pattern of brain activity. The most significant feature? They found strong connectivity between areas of the brain known to be involved in memory and learning, and the amygdala, which, among other things, plays a role in social interaction.



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Shared a video called William Shatner's Milgram Portayal

Everyone loves a bit of Shatner, sadly no singing in these clips but 13 part film of Shatner "conducting research into the ability of individuals to “just follow orders.” "



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Shared an idea Cool website to look at brain areas, neuroscience, ASD, addiction, etc. any other neurological basis: http://neurosynth.org/tools - synthesises loads of studies to show you an overall image of brain

Cool website to look at brain areas, neuroscience, ASD, addiction, etc. any other neurological basis: http://neurosynth.org/tools - synthesises loads of studies to show you an overall image of brain



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Shared an idea Little online infographic 'how many households are like yours' (for NY city, but still interesting): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/06/19/nyregion/how-many-households-are-like-yours.html

Little online infographic 'how many households are like yours' (for NY city, but still interesting): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/06/19/nyregion/how-many-households-are-like-yours.html



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Liked WJEC factors in interpersonal attraction:intro to relationships

Based on WJEC spec. Goes through proximity, similarity, familiarity and suitability/competency. Plus a little on physical attractiveness. Quite basic but it gives students the chance to do some group work presentations and peer teaching, which seems to embed the info more.



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Liked A2 OCR Psychology G543 Revision Notes

Unzip the file. Includes revision notes for health and clinical psychology and forensic psychology.



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Commented on AS summer term research projects

I found an outline for a project either here or another exchange website, and adapted it so that it covered the three topics we look at in unit 3: relationships, aggression and eating behaviours. Class was split into 3, told they needed to produce a presentation and report showing their study's aim, procedure/method, results and findings, conclusions and evaluation including issues. I upload it now, with my apologies to the person I plagiarised from without remembering!



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Uploaded a file called PSYA4 example paper (3nd one) markscheme + exemplar

Exemplar answers to mock 3 of the mocks I wrote + a sketch of a markscheme.



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Shared a video called Peter Hegarty discuses his historical research on the categorization of homosexuality as a mental illness

edited from the site: University of Surrey, social psychologist and historian of psychology Peter Hegarty discusses his work on visuality in psychological science. 1) The first research project Hegarty discusses is his historical research on the categorization of homosexuality as a mental illness, including the inclusion of homosexuality in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychological Association from 1952 to 1973. Hegarty’s interest is in how the rise and fall of the Rorschach test as a psychological instrument related to efforts to detect and diagnose homosexuality as a mental illness during this period. 2) The second research project Hegarty discusses is not specifically historical, but also deals with the nature of evidence in psychology: the psychology of how people draw graphs. In this research, Hegarty investigated the composition and interpretation of graphs depicting gender differences. His review of 40 years worth of graphs of gender differences found that 75% of the time data about males was presented first and data on females presented second. This finding led Hegarty to undertake further research into how gender stereotypes might be effecting the scientific record. The full story of his findings on this subject can watched in the second half of the above video.



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Commented on Research methods Blankety Blank

Blankety Blank game to test their knowledge of research methods, especially statistics. PSYA4 Section C AQA A A2.