The Psychology of Arson

In the earlier blogs that I have done. I have discussed some of the various uses and techniques used to understand the psychology of crime in general. In this next series of blogs, I am going to discuss some specific offence types. In some of the earlier blogs that I...

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Coping with children during isolation

This is not the usual type of blog that I write as it is not about crime. However, as a psychologist I recognise that these are unprecedented times. The whole of the UK is on lockdown due to the corona virus and this may have an impact on the nations mental health. As...

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Do rehabilitation programs work?

The answer to this is a very complex one with many factors to consider. Because there are so many variations in punishment and rehabilitation worldwide, I am going to talk specifically about the UK. When a person commits a crime, they are caught, arrested, charged,...

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Social Learning Theory: Copying what we see

Last week's blog looked at Operant conditioning and how we learn through positive and negative reinforcement. However, over time psychologists build upon other people's ideas and suggest improvements. Some psychologists will completely agree with others ideas and...

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Benefits of online learning

In years gone by we would sign up for a course at school or college if we wanted to learn something new. With the advancements of the internet, learning new subjects is now much more accessible and convenient. There are many advantages to learning online, so below are...

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What is Operant Conditioning?

Operant conditioning is a theory which is used to explain how we learn new behaviours. Operant conditioning is a method of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for behaviour. Through operant conditioning, an individual makes an association between a...

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