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Do Models Need to Be Thin to Sell Moisturiser?

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at the effectiveness of advertising and whether it really is necessary for advertisers to use very thin models to sell their products.

Counter to this view, research shows that women are just as likely to buy a product if the model is of...

Fat is Not a Four-letter Word

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at how obesity is viewed by the general public and how the war on obesity could lead to discrimination on the grounds of a person's size and intolerance towards the over-weight. The briefing examines the possibly doubtful science that can colour...

This Sporting Life - and Questions to Think About

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at how middle class people take the need to exercise more personally than others. Although the need for exercise is generally recognised, research shows that more highly educated people are more likely to participate in regular exercise.

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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...

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...

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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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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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 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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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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