Students - Learning to criticise

Dean Wilson
AS psychologists it is our aim to understand the mysteries of the mind. But the general impression I have gained of science since embarking as an undergraduate last year is that many of those involved appear to be striving towards another goal – knocking others down. During my psychology degree I have been directed to criticise the work of others within the field by keeping a very safe distance and by refraining from committing myself to a personal opinion. Because of this it seems that when writing essays or reports, the words could, may, and might repeat themselves quite a lot.

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