Saul McLeod Bio
by Saul McLeod, published 2011
This site is written, designed and coded by me, Saul McLeod, and I am a psychology lecturer at Wigan and Leigh College. I have a degree in psychology and have just completed a masters degree in research from The University of Manchester.
I started this website in 2007 by uploading some of my teaching notes online to a free website provided by my cable TV company. During early 2011 I purchased this current domain and transferred all my pages to this new address. I have redesigned the site (June 2011) to give it a more informal and accessible appearance.
This site was originally designed for A-level psychology students from the UK, but I am now trying to write articles which are accessible to a broad spectrum of psychology students from basic entry psychology programs up to degree level study. The aim of the site is to write engaging and informative articles in an academic style, but still clear and simple enough to be understood by psychology students of all educational levels.
I have recently changed the spellings of words from UK to US, as the site is now receiving a significant proportion of visitors from America. I apologize to UK visitors for any inconvenience this may cause. I am pleased to report the site is receiving over 1,000,000 visitors per month (and this number is growing). Thanks to everyone who has emailed, posted a comment on the message board or linked to the site.
I am also in the process of referencing research cited in each article. Please be patient as this will take some time to complete.
I have made the site suitable for mobile and ipad visitors, as 10% of site visitors are now using handheld devices. This is an area I hope to improve on in the future.
Finally, I have included a new logo above the navigation section of each page.
Comments and feedback about the site are gratefully received, including any suggestions for future articles. Tweet to @simplypsych
You can also follow me on my own Google+ page should you feel the need to boost my ego.
Thanks to the many people who had emailed me regarding the site:
Fantastic, simple, easy to follow layout that has just helped me complete my second assignment for an Openings course at Open University. It has been over 20 years since i was at school so i am struggling a little with all this. I have book marked it to my favourites and i intend to go through all the chapters/sections at a later date when i have spare time. Thank you very much for sharing this, and i am sure, you will have helped lots of people (including me) with their understanding of the subject. Whilst there is plenty of information available on the web, i feel is not as simplistic and basic to follow as yours…its too complex and i get lost and then feel more inadequate!
So, once again, Thank You very very much, Kind regards Sharon Owen
I have been visiting your site (simply psychology) quite regularly. I want to tell you that the contents are really helpful and explained in a lucid manner. I have just one request. Could you post a page wherein all the articles that are present on your website can be found at one place - I mean only the links. This would be some sort of index page. If this kind of thing exists, I am sorry for bothering you. But please guide me to that link, if that is so.
Anyways, keep up the good work. I want to see more from you.
Regards Abhinav Sharma
I just wanted to say thank you for all the information you have provided on your site! I'm doing an essay on Vygotsky and Piaget, your website has given me the basic information I need in a well written and easily understandable way!
It is rare to find a website that hits the nail on the head as well as yours has!
Oliver James Locke
Hello, I was reading through you website and some of the information on here helped me a great deal with a piece of Uni work I am currently doing. I was getting the Psychology approaches mixed up, and being in my final year at uni I was to produce an excellent piece of work, and I feel that this website has really helped me in doing so! Thank you!!
Just wanted to say what a fantastic website... I stumbled across it today via google! its a great site, well done for all the work you have put into it.
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