New: Psychology Essays

It’s been a looooong time since I last posted on this blog. But I’m excited to be back.

A few months ago, I left the world of work and went back to University to study for a Master’s in Psychology. As someone who never studied psychology at school or uni, it sometimes makes my brain explode. Partly because I walked into lectures where they assumed I knew what ‘encoding’ and ‘DSM-5’ meant (I didn’t), but also because I’ve been exposed to ideas and evidence about how we humans think, feel and behave that have pretty much blown my mind.

I’ll be sharing some of the essays I’ve written during my course. Partly because, urm, I have to for one of my modules. But also because it makes me feel nervous and awkward, which suggests it’s out of my comfort zone. And doing things that are out of my comfort zone is good for me. Like eating my greens.

*Big intake of breath* So, here goes. I hope you find them interesting. (The essays, not so much the greens).

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Sorry, Not Sorry

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How many times a day do you say sorry?

Whilst the exact number might not instantly spring to your mind, thankfully someone else has done some research for us. A 2011 survey of over 1,000 Brits found that many of us say ‘sorry’ up to 8 times a day, which equates to 2,920 times a year and 233,600 times in a lifetime. 12% of those surveyed said the s-word more than 20 times a day.

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