In 1895, Booker T. Washington outlined his dream for economic development for the ethnic minority community. Over the subsequent years, this led to funding into the development of schools, factories, businesses and agriculture. Around the late 1920's, there was a severe problem with Syphilis. In 1929, the disease was treated with mercury and bismuth and … Continue reading Psych Bites: Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Ever since I was little I have always wanted to be a teacher - although an odd dream for a child to have - I was adamant it was what I wanted to do. I would "play" school with my friends and would give them notepads to write in, I even had a whiteboard in … Continue reading Finding what I wanted to do with my life: Journey into Teaching and Research.
Warning: Do not read these posts if you are easily affected by gore/abuse. Read at your own risk. I've had a few people say to me that they really loved my Serial Killer Sunday and that it was one of the things they really loved reading on my blog, therefore as I am now doing … Continue reading Serial Killer Sunday: Jeffrey Dahmer
Recently I had an amazing opportunity to do a weeks work placement in a disability school where my sister used to attend. I was put in the pathways department and more specifically I was put in a seperate little bungalow of 9 students, 2 teachers and 3 teaching assistants where 8 of the students were … Continue reading Psych Bites: Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Star Rating: 5/5 Title: The Psychopath Test Author: Jon Ronson Publisher: Picador Pages: 304 Genre: Non-Fiction, Psychology, Psychopaths, Journalism What if society wasn't fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness. Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have … Continue reading Book Review: The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
Ever since I started Psychology I have noticed that a lot of people have preconceived idea of the topic, what you learn and what exactly it involves. So I wanted to make a sort of "Psychology for Dummies" post and talk about the topic and some of the myths that surround it. I asked my … Continue reading Psychology: Myths and Misconceptions
I know, I know, another feature, I start these oh so often and I swear I do intend to actually keep them! I want to try and get all of my ideas out of there so that anyone who visits my blog knows exactly what I'm about. This brand new section I have decided to … Continue reading Psych Bites: Why do we Obey Authority?