Monthly Archives: September 2015

BPS West Midlands Branch Conference 2015

So I rounded off my visit to my parents house by attending this conference, and I wasn’t disappointed. At first, I was just eager to find out what a BPS conference might be like, since the range of psychology branches … Continue reading

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Refugee Crisis

There’s been several times in this last year where I have felt increasingly ashamed to be from the UK. I’m not entirely sure whether this is symptomatic of growing older, or my increased exposure to the media. But it’s present … Continue reading

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On my reading list

Anyone who knows me well will attest to the fact that I love reading and I love making lists, so a summer reading list was pretty much inevitable. I started collating mine during exam season, probably during a bout of … Continue reading

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Finding a voice

As an undergraduate student, I am relatively new to the scientific writing field. Sure, I have studied psychology since I was 16 years old, but I was never asked to write an actual paper until I was 18 (i’m 19 … Continue reading

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Recommendation

This post has nothing to do with research, but I really wanted to recommend something for you all to read. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman This short story is one of my favourite books, i’ve re-read it many … Continue reading

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High, bye

I read a really intriguing article this week, all about Dr George O’Neil and his quest to cure addiction. I know, first hand, how devastating drug addiction can be – the hurt it can cause. Many people argue that drug … Continue reading

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Summer

One of the obvious perks of student life is the extended summer holiday we get to enjoy between June and September. Throughout revision I was continually seduced by the long stretch of free time I would soon have: I would … Continue reading

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UCL Neuroscience Symposium 2015

I attended the annual event on the 19th of June for the first time (of many, I hope) and found the whole thing pretty exciting. As it was my first academic conference type event, I was pretty much throwing myself … Continue reading

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Emotional intelligence

I recently did a mock exam essay during my seminar, to the question: “Compare Ability Emotional Intelligence to Trait Emotional Intelligence.” During revision I found myself really taken by the idea that our emotional perception may feed into our general … Continue reading

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On to the next

I haven’t yet mentioned the fact that I devote some of my free time to taking part in psychology experiments, working with some of the very highly esteemed staff at my university. I also volunteer as a first year research … Continue reading

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