The dark side of positive psychology

July 28, 2011

Many thanks to John MackMersh for bringing this to my attention. This is an interesting take on the ‘positive psychology’ movement – listen to Barbara Ehrenreich and wonder… There’s also a link to the ‘Smile or die’ animation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJGMFu74a70


Psychology: it’s not exactly rocket science…

November 22, 2010

“Psychology seems to progress using colourful analogies. Over a period of a hundred years, the science of human behaviour has been based on the behaviour of a dog, a rat, a pigeon, a thermostat, a computer and, no doubt soon, a coffee percolator.”

Great stuff. If you want an enjoyable and tongue-in-cheek scamper through all that’s important in psychology, squashed into 63 pages, The Bluffer’s Guide to Psychology is the book for you!

The Bluffer’s Guide to Psychology by Warren Mansell.

Picture credit: Clipartheaven.com


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