What University has taught me so far

With three years of University coming to a close I've been feeling reflective these past few weeks on my time studying Journalism. During these three years I have learned multiple modules on numerous aspects within the fields of: Journalism, Law, Sociology, Psychology and Cultural Studies. From the extensive amount of knowledge that is hopefully ingrained into … Continue reading What University has taught me so far

Psychology and Social Issues – Fundraiser

Throughout the past few weeks, My classmates and I in my Psychology and Social Issues Module have been attempting to organize a fundraiser in aid of the Irish Mental Health charity, Jigsaw. There were certain barriers during the process, the main one being deciding as a collective group which charity to fundraise for. We decided … Continue reading Psychology and Social Issues – Fundraiser

Can we rely on the society around us?

In this weeks Psychology lecture, I learned of the horrendous murder of Kitty Genovese on March 13, 1964. The New York native was brutally murdered in broad daylight when she exited her car and proceeded to make her way to her apartment which was only a number of feet away. The interesting part of this … Continue reading Can we rely on the society around us?

Can a teenagers behavior be blamed on their brain?

I recently completed an essay assignment for one of my Psychology modules with the title, "Can a teenagers behavior be blamed for their brain?" Complex indeed. I did an extensive amount of research and I was fascinated with the content I uncovered. I learned that a part of a brain, The pre-frontal cortex which is associated with … Continue reading Can a teenagers behavior be blamed on their brain?

Are we prisoners of our social roles?

In one of my recent Psychology lectures at college, I learned about the infamous 'Stanford Prison Experiment' of 1971 conducted by Philip Zimbardo. The experiment selected various members of the public to play various roles in Stanford Prison within a mock setting to observe how the prison would function and to what lengths people would … Continue reading Are we prisoners of our social roles?