There really are some beautiful charts and diagrams here…. truly ‘descriptive statistics’. I can’t really do any of it justice by cramming it into a tiny blog post, but it’s well worth having a look at this venn diagram about drugs, for example. Or this interactive representation of the link between stress and work.


  1. Naomi says:

    Hi there!
    My question hs nothing to do with this post, I just wasn’t sure where to ask it -sorry inadvance.
    However, I do have a question about Addiction. I am revising for my A2 Unit 4 exam and I was going through ‘The Role of Media in Addictive Behaviour’. I was wondering whether you could explain to me what Sargent and Hanewinkel (2009) found? I am rather confused by the wording in the book. (Psychology A2 – The Complete Companion page 249 – it’s in research support). Just a sentence would do.
    Thanks so much!

    • Hi Naomi

      They found that German adolescents, over the course of one year, were more likely to have started smoking if they had seen movies where the main characters smoked. This suggests that exposure to media role models is an important influence on adolescents’ decisions to begin smoking, and more important than tobacco marketing among this age group.

      You can read the abstract of the study at

      Reply from Mike Cardwell

  2. Noami says:

    Thank you so much. That makes a lot more sense!

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