psychology

This resource is a brief summary of the research programme and report 'Making us count' by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The research centred on four projects, covering a wide range of young people. The starting point for all the projects was the young people themselves – their thoughts, their feelings and their views.

First of 17 lectures comprising David Clark's Substance Misuse course for 3rd year psychology undergraduate students in Swansea. This lecture gives an overview of drugs and substance misuse, and introduces the WIRED Initiative, a grassroots agency in Wales. Each of the 17 lectures is linked to separately in the Learning Exchange, along with the main About Drugs website. This resource is available as full colour slides in PDF format, and as simple black and white printouts.

Motivational interviewing is a dynamic intervention that finds its base in the principles of motivational psychology. It is an intervention which employs strategies that are person-centred and aim to mobilise the person’s own change resources rather than advising or training in a specific direction towards a specific outcome.

Thirteenth of 17 lectures comprising David Clark's Substance Misuse course for 3rd year psychology undergraduate students in Swansea. This lecture looks at ways in which practitioners can assist clients in their treatment for substance misuse using various strategies. Each of the 17 lectures is linked to separately in the Learning Exchange, along with the main About Drugs website. This resource is available as full colour slides in PDF format, and as simple black and white printouts.

Tenth of 17 lectures comprising David Clark's Substance Misuse course for 3rd year psychology undergraduate students in Swansea. This lecture is the second of two which look at research conducted by James McIntosh and Neil McKeganey, as presented in their book 'Beating The Dragon : The Recovery From Dependent Drug Use'. Each of the 17 lectures is linked to separately in the Learning Exchange, along with the main About Drugs website. This resource is available as full colour slides in PDF format, and as simple black and white printouts.

Fifth of 17 lectures comprising David Clark's Substance Misuse course for 3rd year psychology undergraduate students in Swansea.

This lecture gives an overview of how different drugs affect the body. Each of the 17 lectures is linked to separately in the Learning Exchange, along with the main About Drugs website. This resource is available as full colour slides in PDF format, and as simple black and white printouts.

The third programme in the series looks at the work of British psychologist Sir Frederic Bartlett who discovered that when he asked people to repeat an unfamiliar story they had read, they changed it to fit their existing knowledge, and that it was the revised story which they memorised.

Bartlett's findings led him to propose 'schema' - the cultural and historical contextualisation of memory, which has important implications for eyewitness testimony, false memory syndrome, and even for artificial intelligence. Claudia Hammond investigates the impact of Bartlett's findings.

Sixth of 17 lectures comprising David Clark's Substance Misuse course for 3rd year psychology undergraduate students in Swansea. This lecture looks at alcohol dependency syndrome and includes a case history to illustrate some of the features of the syndrome. Each of the 17 lectures is linked to separately in the Learning Exchange, along with the main About Drugs website.

This resource is available as full colour slides in PDF format, and as simple black and white printouts.

This resource uses the study of crime in society to show how existing data sources can be utilised, and as such, this project is relevant to a range of social science disciplines, such as sociology, politics, psychology and media studies. The project is also relevant to citizenship studies. The resources can be used for A level syllabi but are also highly applicable for undergraduate and postgraduate learning.

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at ways in which to help families who have been affected by the imprisonment of a family member. The charity, Action for Families, is co-ordinating 'family relationship workshops' in prisons. At Ashwell Prison near Leicester, wives and partners come together with male prisoners to spend a day thinking through some of the problems they may face. Caroline Swinburne joins Theresa Oldman of Relate.