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New Ebook: Psychological Profiling

New Ebook: Psychological Profiling

Not just for psychologists, this is a great handbook for counsellors, and even business people!

When we hear the term "psychological profiling", we often assume it is in relation to criminal behaviour, however profiling can be used for a wide range of reasons, such as:

  • - Assessing a person's suitability for a specific role or profession.
  • - Determining a specific characteristic in a person, such as intelligence or neuroses.
  • - Determining someone's personality.
  • - Determining a person's mental health state.
  • - Diagnosing clinical conditions.

To read the full ebook outline, to download a sample, or to purchase this ebook, click here

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Student Profile - Steve Thompson, Wildlife Management Course

Student Profile - Steve Thompson, Wildlife Management Course

I work on a golf course where we have two 18-hole courses; each slightly different in the way we look after them. Both are full of wildlife which we have to look after alongside our normal duties. We have to manage the courses with nature conservation in mind. We have the endangered Water Vole in the brook on the old course along with kingfisher and visiting otter. We now have barn owls back breeding after a gap of 15 years. We have 120 nest boxes up covering both courses which enables me to keep a yearly check on the bird populations that use them. As well as all the good stuff, there are pests on the course such as rabbits and squirrels which also have to be managed. This course gave me a better understanding of the interaction between all the animals in a given habitat, and the fact that each has a part to play.

John O’Gaunt Golf Club (website here) has won a silver award for our ecology work in 2010 and 2011 in the living countryside awards run by the local branch of the C.P.R.E. In 2011 we received a highly commended in the national golf environment competition. In 2012 we reached the final stages of the same competition and are awaiting the result. I have done radio & TV interviews, trying to get the message across that a golf course is not just a golf course. The club are now corporate members of the R.S.P.B and an article will appear in the January edition of their magazine. There has also been an article in another magazine called Pitchcare all about a new wildflower scheme we are now running called operation pollinator.

The Wildlife Management course added to my existing knowledge which should help improve the golf course in years to come.

To find out more about the Wildlife Management course, please click here


Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Featured Course Aquaculture

Featured Course - Aquaculture

Improve production or start a new aquaculture venture, and learn about fish and crayfish. This course can help you no matter what direction you want to take. This course aims to develop your ability to independently analyse and make decisions about the development and management of freshwater aquaculture enterprises. Aquaculture is the farming of water creatures for human consumption. This subject is concerned with the culture and care of fresh water aquatic animals and focuses on Trout, Barramundi, Bass, Marron, Red Claw and the Yabbie. You will also learn about production systems, other species, feeding, harvesting and health of fish as well as set up of an aquaculture venture.

To read the full course outline, click here

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