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What is Writing?

By ACS Distance Education on March 16, 2017 in Education, Jobs Success & Psychology | comments

Everyone can write- or can they?

The purpose of writing is to communicate from one person to another. If writing does not convey the intended message; it could be argued it fails to be real writing.

Most people write every day - text messages on the phone, emails, and notes to friends, colleagues, family or others. Some of us write more, and some less; but there are few people who don't use writing to communicate -or at least to attempt communication.



7 Ways to Test Brain Function

By ACS Distance Education on November 10, 2016 in Health & Psychology | comments

How can we Know What is Happening inside a living human Brain?

Psychologists have developed a range of different ways to study the brain. Our courses in biopsychology and neuropsychology can help you better understand the brain and the ways in which we study brain function.

This is a fascinating area to study, with broader applications than you might realize. It can help anyone better understand people in any context from health professions to welfare, teaching, HR management and beyond.


Taking some time out for yourself every day from the daily grind can be a positive experience and help reduce your stress levels. Remember the reason that you are doing the activity- for yourself. If you are looking about and comparing yourself with others or judging your performance, it may not be beneficial to you. Besides increasing your fitness, activities will also increase your endorphins and help you feel good all round. Here are 5 activities that you could try out to reduce stress and make you feel great!


What are Opioids?

By ACS Distance Education on January 6, 2016 in Psychology | comments

Opioids are usually prescribed for their pain relieving properties.  Opioids can be taken as crushed pills, snorted and injected, or taken orally.  A number of overdose deaths can be resulted from incorrect routes of administration.  Snorting or injecting them can result in a rapid release of the drugs in the bloodstream, exposing high doses to the person and causing overdose reactions.

Read on to find about thirteen different things that opioids can do to the human body.


20 Ways to Influence a Child's Intelligence

By ACS Distance Education on December 3, 2015 in Psychology | comments
Parents and others can contribute in a big way toward a child's intellectual development through the opportunities and experiences they present to a developing child. The right opportunities have a positive effect, but lack of opportunity can suppress the intellect and have lifelong implications.