May 2014

Sunset Psychology

If you do an introductory psychology degree (which I absolutely recommend), chances are you will have a section on sensation and perception. If you do your psychology degree at Melbourne (which I of course also recommend!) chances are you'll have to write an assignment on sensation and perception which involves watching a sunset and reflecting on the experience. Read more about Sunset Psychology

Great Expectations - Morality Quotes

“In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Above is my favorite quote about morality that encompasses the action-omission distinction in moral psychology. Pip could neither do (action) what was right, nor avoid doing (omission) what was wrong. Read more about Great Expectations - Morality Quotes

Free Skinner

A week and a half ago I wrote about the essays I’ve been marking – I’m tutoring first year psychology (Mind, Brain, and Behaviour) this semester, and it’s absolutely fantastic. Read more about Free Skinner

Moral Judgments of Suicide

Tainting the Soul: Purity concerns predict moral judgements of suicide
Rottman, Kelemen and Young

Blog by Dr Elise Holland

Last week in our moral psychology discussion group, we read the above publication: Read more about Moral Judgments of Suicide