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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 18 articles and 18 specialist blog posts about psychology so far, featuring 198 unanswered psychology questions! But we're not done yet as we still have another 43 psychology research areas in our database to write about, so come back soon!

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From adenoviruses to RNA: the pros and cons of different COVID vaccine technologies
17th September, 2020
Suresh Mahalingam, Griffith University and Adam Taylor, Griffith University The World Health Organisation lists about 180 COVID-19 vaccines being developed around the world. Each vaccine aims to use a slightly different approach to prepare your immune system to recognise and fight SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. However, we can group these technologies into five main types. Some techno…
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Things that grow fast, and things that surprise us
16th September, 2020
Marie Becdelievre January 2020. The number of news article mentioning coronavirus exploded and anxious voices whispered about a global pandemic. Whisper? To me, it was only a whisper. I tend to learn about the world through non-fiction books, conferences, and academic research rather than news and social media, so I did not see the crisis coming. But as whispers became alarms, my bubble of blissf…
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Columbia Tests Wastewater in Residence Halls for Coronavirus
16th September, 2020
The university will routinely monitor sewage leaving student dormitories to head off outbreaks of COVID-19.
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How to do distance learning: a terrible guide no one should follow
16th September, 2020
It's a brave new world. Universities, once busy centres of social interaction, intelligent discourse and complex drinking games, have become ghost towns which echo with only the sound of remote learning servers.

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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.
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Sleep
Going without sleep will kill you faster than going without food. But why?
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Learning
From the moment we are born, we begin to learn about the world around us, and this continues for the rest of our lives. But exactly how does this happen in the brain?
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Vision
Vision is arguably a human's primary sense - we use it to spot danger and navigate our environment. Despite this, there is still plenty we don't know about how this sense works.
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Senses
Our senses allow us to explore and interact with the world around us. Even the simplest living organisms have some way to sense their environment - and some animals can sense in ways we can't even imagine!

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Many are written by scientists about their ongoing research, others by the TWDK team.

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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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