How Reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?

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In 1984, Maryland USA, Kirk Bloodsworth was given the death penalty. His conviction was based solely on 5 eye-witnesses who all claimed to have seen him commit a horrific crime. After 9 years on death row, he was exonerated by DNA evidence. He was innocent. Continue reading

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Top Psychology Schools in the USA – Infographic

top psychology schools USAThe consistent growth of the field of psychology has resulted in the initiation of a number of degree programs. Accredited degrees are offered by the best psychology schools in the United States, which are famous for their top quality education and proficient faculty. Some of the top schools which have been paving the way for psychology to become a key part of the curriculum of tertiary level institutions are Stanford University, the University of California, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and the University of Michigan. Continue reading

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Kathryn Schulz: On Being Wrong (Video)

In this video Kathryn Schulz explains that while “we all know that the human species, in general, is fallible,” our abstract appreciation of human fallibility goes out the window if we are personally questioned or challenged. Schulz claims that we get stuck in the feeling of being “right” due to (1) error blindness and (2) the fact that we are educated from a very early age that the way to succeed in life is to never be wrong. She goes on to show the dangers of such a mindset, and suggests that we can improve ourselves simply by embracing our fallibility.

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When Harvard Meets Hogwarts – Part 2

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Editor’s Note: Dr. Steve Bedwell is a medical doctor who, prior to becoming a motivational speaker, taught medicine at the world famous Royal London Hospital Medical School and conducted scientific research in Europe, Australia and the US. In addition—and somewhat bizarrely—he’s also an international-award winning magician who has lectured to other magicians in over twenty countries. Steve has also been honored several times with highly-coveted awards for his original conjuring methods which fool, not only muggles, but well posted magicians. And now, over to Steve… Continue reading

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