Thursday, August 30, 2012

Practical Psychology: Improve Memory By Resting

Research published in Psychological Science by Michaela Dewar et al found that a brief (10 minute) wakeful rest following new verbal learning enhances memory for at least 7 days.

So here's a top tip in the week leading up to your exams - after reading each piece of material you need to learn rest quietly with your eyes closed for 10 minutes in a darkened room - because as the authors note:

"In this age of information overload, there are few opportunities to sit back and rest. However, as demonstrated by our findings, postlearning resting can be highly beneficial if one wishes to retain new information over the long term."

You can read the study's abstract via the following link.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Psychology Student Survival Guide

I'm delighted to announce that the latest version of the Psychology Student Survival Guide is now available for free download on the iPhone/iPod/iPad.

Comprehensively updated with even more invaluable information this is a must have resource for anybody currently studying or thinking about studying psychology.

Since it's launch last year over 12,000 psychology students have downloaded the Psychology Student Survival Guide App. You can join them today via the following link.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paul Ekman

Exclusive interview with nonverbal behavior pioneer Dr. Paul Ekman

We are extremely honored to present our exclusive interview with nonverbal behavior pioneer Dr. Paul Ekman. In this fascinating interview Dr. Ekman discusses his conversations with the Dalai Lama on 
emotional experience; his revolutionary research, the latest advancements in the field of emotional recognition; and he talks openly about his personal and professional involvement with the TV show ‘Lie To Me’.

You can listen to the interview with Dr. Paul Ekman via the All About Body Language website homepage (see following link)