10 Most Brilliant Social Psychology Experiments Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments. “I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures.Why do good people sometimes act evil?Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?” –Philip Zimbardo Five-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips The dog days of summer are upon us; now is the time when all the other activities have run out. Whether you're a parent looking to entertain bored, overheated children, or a teacher already brainstorming ways to break down the four walls of your classroom in the fall, how about taking a virtual field trip? As edtech writer Audrey Watters argues, real-life field trips offer enriching experiences that virtual ones can't, but resources are not always available for in-person trips. Besides -- virtual trips can take you places that wouldn't be logistically possible in the real world. I've gathered a playlist of videos to inspire your own virtual adventures!
Planning your assignments - Leeds University Library Understanding the assignment Before you start researching or writing any assignment, take the time to understand and interpret your question, assignment brief and marking criteria. Interpreting your assignment (activity)This tutorial will guide you through how to interpret your assignment tasks, from analysing different parts of the title and brief to what questions you need to consider before putting pen to paper. Understanding instructional verbs (PDF) A short glossary to help you interpret what is meant by common words such as analyse, discuss etc. that you will come across in your assignments. Staying on track with your assignment Planning your schedule before you begin an assignment will help you to ensure you have enough time to complete a high quality piece of work.
15 Revealing Signs You Genuinely Love What You Do Passion and purpose--in short, doing what you love--can be difficult to find. Some people search forever. Some gain remarkable skills and talents only to think, I'm great at this. So why don't I feel successful? Others, even after building successful businesses, suddenly think, Hold on. Creative Thinking: How to Be More Creative (with Science!) Have you ever wished you were more creative? If you do creative work, have you ever suffered from a creative block and been stuck wondering what exactly is wrong, and how you can get yourself out of it? Of course you have, I mean, who hasn’t? Let’s talk about that.
Julia Roberts plays Mother Earth and Harrison Ford stars as the Ocean as Holl... Ecosystem services. You’ve nodded off already, haven’t you? But wake up! Here are some Hollywood A-listers making a decent attempt to move beyond the obscure jargon and reveal the existential nature of what the Earth provides for humanity. CASP Tools & Checklists This set of eight critical appraisal tools are designed to be used when reading research, these include tools for Systematic Reviews, Randomised Controlled Trials, Cohort Studies, Case Control Studies, Economic Evaluations, Diagnostic Studies, Qualitative studies and Clinical Prediction Rule. These are free to download and can be used by anyone under the Creative Commons License. CASP Checklists (click to download)
Developing A Universal Religion Since the universe behaves in a reasonably predictable way, life forms able to correctly predict forthcoming events have a survival advantage. Sentient beings, able to plan ahead before acting, behave rationally when they predict a situation and make decisions that, when acted upon, help to achieve the chosen purpose. As well as rational decisions, human beings also use instinct and emotion, a 'quick and dirty' decision process based on successful habits. According to the meta-science of evolutionary psychology, religion is a survival tool, an attempt to develop those 'feelings' that help us survive - dealing with our neighbours, accepting certain constraints, and holding certain opinions, working together for some purpose such as world peace, international justice, or the glory of God is as much an emotional response to things that we find life-threatening as it is a rational response to 'making the world better'.
12 Most Timeless Principles for Bringing Out the Best in People No matter what you do, people are involved. How to interact, to lead and to motivate is an ongoing challenge. In short, what can you do to bring out the best in people? Over 25 years ago, Alan Loy McGinnis, wrote a book to teach people how to do exactly that.
Get Busy Living Start Here Welcome to Get Busy Living. Let me tell you what we have here. Since February 2011, I write about inspiring you to: Stop living your life the way others expectLive a life true to yourself.Find what excites you every day 23 maps and charts on language by Dylan Matthews on April 15, 2015 "The limits of my language," the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once posited, "mean the limits of my world." Explaining everything within the limits of the world is probably too ambitious a goal for a list like this. But here are 23 maps and charts that can hopefully illuminate small aspects of how we manage to communicate with one another. The basics Indo-European language rootsMinna Sundberg, a Finnish-Swedish comic artist, created this beautiful tree to illustrate both the relationships between European and central Asian languages generally, as well as a smaller but still striking point: Finnish has less in common with, say, Swedish than Persian or Hindi do.
Writing essays Welcome to Writing Essays, the RLF’s online guide to everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about writing undergraduate essays. The guide is a toolbox of essay writing skills and resources that you can choose from to suit your particular needs. It combines descriptive and practical elements. That is, it tells you what things mean and what they are; and it uses examples to show you how they work. Writing Essays takes you through the whole essay writing process – from preparing and planning to completion.
Religious naturalism The interconnectivity of nature is a key postulate in religious naturalism. Religious naturalism is an approach to spirituality that is devoid of supernaturalism. The focus is on the religious attributes of the universe/nature, the understanding of it and our response to it (interpretive, spiritual and moral). These provide for the development of an eco-morality. Although it has an ancient heritage in many philosophical cultures, this modern movement is currently not well defined. Theistic or nontheistic religious naturalism is a basic theological perspective of liberal religion and religious humanism, according to some sources. Religious naturalism is concerned about the meaning of life, but it is equally interested in living daily life in a rational, happy way. An alternative, more anthropocentric approach, is to look at it as answering the question: "What is the meaning of one's life and does it have a purpose?"