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Face facts

This Catalyst article describes how human faces contain a wealth of information about the individual - so how do we go about interpreting faces?

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 26, Issue 4.

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False Memory Experiment

This is an interesting experiment that might challenge your view about memory being something like a video recording.  Here participants will "remember" something that they did not experience.  It works really well for children from late primary school onwards.  There are examples on the worksheet of how to extend...

How Does Society Decide?

This is one of three readers published by the ASE's SATIS 16-19 project as a way of linking together a selection of the individual units. 'How Does Society Decide?' discusses the responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society to take part in the decisions that affect them. The book aims to help readers to...

The Science of Social Interaction

The Science of Social Interaction document is a one-page summary of some recent Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) research into the area of human interaction.

As our society becomes ever more interconnected, with each person experiencing hundreds of social encounters every day, the way we...

Thanks for the Memory

In this activity, students investigate the three main types of memory - sensory, short-term and long-term. An explanation is given for each one and linked to a memory experiment. Students are also given five memory tasks to complete which include looking at factors that affect peoples' memories and ways in which to...

The Dolls of Confusion

This Catalyst article investigates how humans can misjudge the weights of small dense objects and large, light objects and how their perception of weight is easily fooled.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 24, Issue 3.

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You and Your Mind

This book looks at several aspects of how the mind works:

*Making sense of the world

* How we perceive

* How we behave

* Ways of learning

* How we think and feel

* What kind of person are you?

You and Your Mind was one of the Science at Work series. All the...

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.

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

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.

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

Changes in Behaviour

Work done in this Nuffield 13 - 16 module followed from the B unit called ‘Senses’. This X unit provided enough material for eight double periods. It could be selected to complete either a Science or a Further Science course. The teachers’ guide included three worksheets to supplement the students’ booklet.

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