Psychology TWDK Psychology doodle by Giles Meakin

Psychology is the science of human thought, experience, and behavior. The brain is poorly understood and hugely complex, so psychologists apply a huge range of methods to try to understand it better. Psychology can be the study of individual neurons in the brain, individual people, small networks or large groups.

Psychologists aim to understand how humans think, feel and understand the world. Knowing this will allow us to help those suffering from brain-related illnesses. These principles can also be applied in business or organisations to help them function more effectively- it is easy to forget that businesses are made up of people, and people don’t always behave in the way you expect them to!

We've published 20 articles and 19 specialist blog posts about psychology so far, featuring 277 unanswered psychology questions! But we're not done yet as there are still plenty of ongoing psychology research areas to write about, so come back soon!

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Mothers perceptions of infant sleep
29th July, 2021
Work by Dr Helen Bell from Durham University specifically studying the differences between infant sleep patterns and maternal reports has demonstrated that they can be unreliable and suggested that years of infant sleep research may be meaningless. Mums with formula fed babies overestimate how much their babies sleep compared with data loggers of baby movements. Both groups overestimated babies’ longest sleep. Pioneering studies found no difference in baby sleep for formula or breastfed babies
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Sydney extends lockdown for another month as coronavirus cases keep mounting
28th July, 2021
Low vaccination rates have plunged Australia's cities into repeated lockdowns.
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Machine learning is paving the way towards 3D X-rays
27th July, 2021
It's still not ready for a hospital near you, but it will get there eventually.
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AI helps NASA look at the Sun with new eyes
26th July, 2021
Hindsight is 20/20 -- and so is a telescope equipped with AI.

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Twins
Scientists are very interested in twins because it helps us identify the differences between genetic and environmental factors that influence health and behaviour.
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Toxoplasmosis
Can the toxoplasma gondii parasite change our personalities, behaviours and who we're attracted to?
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Time
What is time? We can measure it in terms of regular events like the Earth moving round the sun, but it can change with perspective, known in relativity as time dilation, and depends upon our perspective.
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Coronavirus
The disease COVID-19, caused coronavirus, was thought to originate from a seafood market in China, and be 10,000 years old... but it may come from elsewhere and be millions of years older.
Image credit: Olichel (CC0 Public Domain via Pixabay)
Sleep
Going without sleep will kill you faster than going without food. But why?
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Learning
How does learning happen in the brain? And how does it change throughout our lives?

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Our latest psychology blog posts

Our blog posts focus on a specialist topic.
Many are written by scientists about their ongoing research, others by the TWDK team.

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Out-of-body experiences
Tuesday 27th of October 2020
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The speed of time
Thursday 13th of August 2020
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Isolation and the Brain
Monday 3rd of August 2020
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Categorising Things is “Evil”
Thursday 21st of May 2020
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Delve deeper into Psychology

Can't find what you're looking for? Browse the branches of psychology that interest you most.

TWDK magnifying glassAbnormal Psychology is the study of psychological conditions such as depression and schizophrenia.

TWDK magnifying glassAnthropology looks at the history of our species - how we evolved and the development of culture and societies around the world.

TWDK magnifying glassBehavioral Neuroscience investigates how the brain creates behaviours and experiences.

TWDK magnifying glassCognitive Psychology is the study of how internal mental processes work.

TWDK magnifying glassComparative Psychology looks at how animals and humans differ in the way they behave and react to the world.

TWDK magnifying glassDevelopmental Psychology follows the brain changes that occur as a baby grows, and examines at what stage certain abilities develop.

TWDK magnifying glassEducational Psychology attempts to apply our understanding of learning and memory to a classroom setting, to improve education for everyone.

TWDK magnifying glassEvolutionary Psychology investigates which aspects of our psychology have developed due to evolutionary pressures.

TWDK magnifying glassForensic Psychology applies psychological understanding to legal situations.

TWDK magnifying glassMedia Psychology looks at how we use the media, and the effects it might have on us.

TWDK magnifying glassMedical Psychology uses psychology to help patients and to treat illnesses, whether of the brain or the body.

TWDK magnifying glassPersonality Psychology examines the differences between individuals’ personalities, and what causes them

TWDK magnifying glassSocial Psychology explores how societies work, and how the behaviour of others can influence an individual.

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