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What Do Social Scientists Do? Psychology

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) resource looks at psychology as a career option. It begins by defining psychology as the study of the human mind, brain and behaviour. The resource then gives information about career possibilities and gives examples of sectors where psychology graduates are welcomed...

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2000 - 2009

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What Do Social Scientists Do? Sociology

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) resource gives information about careers related to sociology. It starts with a definition, explaining the ways in which sociologists study the effects of social issues and the way society is organised. The resource then lists career possibilities for sociologists...

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2000 - 2009

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Alcohol: the Spirit of Friendship

This resource, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), looks at worrying studies into young people's drinking habits. Studies have looked at how and why excessive drinking has become a normal part of life for many young people and the psychological pressures put upon people to drink alcohol,...

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2000 - 2009

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Why Girls Can't Say No to Cigarettes

This briefing, produced by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), looks at a study which shows that girls are twice as likely as boys to smoke. Researchers looked into the peer pressure put upon young people to smoke, comparing the pressures on girls and boys. They give recommendations for anti-smoking...

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2010 to date

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Addiction: Teenage Kicks - the Debate Rages on

This school briefing, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), gives the facts about drink, drugs and alcohol addiction amongst teenagers and young people. Despite, media stories about famous people struggling with their addictions, drug use, smoking and drinking is increasing and death rates are...

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2000 - 2009

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The Chemical Brothers and Sisters Come of Age

This briefing, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), looks at the widespread use of recreational drugs by young people and the implications for law policies and enforcement. Researchers gathered some frightening statistics concerning the numbers of young people who have tried and are using drugs,...

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2010 to date

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SCISP Teachers’ Guide 4: Interactions and Change

In the Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) course, the explanations of change used the concept of interaction under these headings:
*Recognising change
*A close look at a number of different changes
*Stability

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1. Recognising change...

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1970 - 1979

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SCISP Topic Book: Human Behaviour

This Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) topic book was written to accompany the fourth of the SCISP students’ manuals.

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*Man and computer
*The start of life
*The influence of the family and other people
*The senses
*Keeping fit...

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1970 - 1979

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SCISP Topic Book: Human Groups

This Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) topic book was written to accompany the fourth of the SCISP students’ manuals.

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*The study of groups
*The ecology of groups
*Integrated science and social science

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1970 - 1979

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A-Level Criteria Science Subjects 2006

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in 2006 for Awarding Bodies to produce AS and A level science subject specifications, in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, geology, electronics and environmental science.

AS and A level subject criteria are...

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2000 - 2009

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