Lobotomy Wins

19 July 2006

At a Royal Institution lecture last night on the worst ideas on the mind there were some polite, but nevertheless underhand, tactics on show in an attempt to sway the […]

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Great Psychological Experiments of the 21st Century

17 July 2006

I just finished Lauren Slater’s book: “Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological experiments of the Twentieth Century”. These included the work done by B. F. Skinner on operant conditioning, Darley & […]

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Oslo, Norway

9 July 2006

It can be difficult to see aspects of your own identity clearly without a contrast. As an Englishman amongst the English it’s hard for me to understand many aspects of […]

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Wilhelm Wundt: The First Experimentalist

8 July 2006

“The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don’t.” – Ernest Rutherford Morton Hunt’s excellent ‘Story of Psychology‘ helps explain why people doubt the scientific […]

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From Bad To Worse: The Worst Ideas On The Mind

19 June 2006

The Royal Institution write to tell me they’ve got some fascinating public events coming up, one of which they are… “…putting on with the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College […]

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40,000 Ecstacy Pills Over Nine Years

4 April 2006

“Doctors from London University have revealed details of what they believe is the largest amount of ecstasy ever consumed by a single person. Consultants from the addiction centre at St […]

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Unknown White Male

26 March 2006

A new film, Unknown White Male, tells the real-life story of a man who, in July 2003, finds himself on the subway in New York with no idea who he […]

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