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 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?