Answering the “So What?” question

A few days ago, the last wave of essays came in for marking, before I could take my winter break.  Apart from one or two essays, I found myself thinking throughout my marking, "Yes, but  So What?  Why are you referring to this study?" So here is an example to help you make your answers into true answers to the question, and not just a description of all you know on a certain topic. [Note, I am not suggesting that you have to ...

Biological Level of Analysis made easy

This month's student blog introduced students to the belief held by neuroscientists that our brain's structure and processes are responsible, at least in part, for our behaviour. The blog post focused on the teenage brain and the arguments put forward regarding the development of the pre-frontal cortex. Please visit the OSC Psychology student blog to see the content if this interests you. Students tend to struggle a little with the BLOA, so I have developed some scaffolding exercises to help, and ...