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Book and Word of the Week

Book of the week for w/b 4th June is: PSYCHOLOGY - 50 IDEAS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW by ADRIAN FURNHAM

“Psychology is everywhere in today's society. No crime fiction, documentary, chat show or medical consultation is complete without the introduction of a psychological angle. Psychology seeks to understand and explain thoughts, feelings and behaviour through a dizzying array of ideas and theories, shedding light on everything from memory, social mobility and attitude formation to delusions of grandeur, alcoholism and computer phobia, to name a few.

In 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know, Professor Adrian Furnham explains the central ideas of psychology in 50 concise and accessible essays. Packed with the latest research, most important case studies and arguments of key thinkers, this book is the perfect introduction to psychological theory.”


The Word of the Week for the w/b 04/06/18 is: INSIPID (ADJECTIVE)

Meaning 1: Not having a strong taste or character.
Example 1:  “The cafe served an insipid cup of coffee.”

Meaning 2: Having no interest or energy.
Example 2: “On the surface she seemed meek, rather insipid.”


Kilby does it again!  This week’s winners, for their use of the word gratuitous, are:

Winner: Ella T, K02: “ The Italian chef shut down his restaurant for a gratuitous reason, but many suspect it’s because his cat pasta-way!” (Groan but it made me smile)!

Highly Commended: Aloka D & Adam C: “Due to the gratuitous attention from the media, Meghan Markle’s  dad was contemplating whether to go to his daughter’s wedding.”

Commended: Millie C, M09: “The organisers of the race gave a gratuitous medal to everyone who took part.”

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