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The eyes have it….

It is increasingly recognised that ‘culture’ shapes our thoughts and behaviours. For example, cultural differences have been reported in eye movement behaviour during complex scene processing; whilst Americans fixate more upon focal objects East-Asians make more eye movements to the background, attentional biases which are fostered by individualistic vs collectivistic modes of thinking. Recently however, […]

Virtual worlds can have positive impacts on well-being for individuals with physical disabilities

Research conducted within the Department of Psychology has revealed the positive psycho-social outcomes of the virtual world, Second Life, for individuals with physical disabilities. The research, conducted by Dr Linda Kaye and a former EHU Psychology student Camilla Kleban, revealed that the virtual world aided processes such as users’ self-discovery and perceptions of equality, which were […]

Professor Beattie discusses the psychological impact of terrorism

Professor Geoff Beattie was on BBC Breakfast on the 25th November 2014 discussing the psychological response of the public to the rise in the terror threat to a “severe level”. He discussed the long-term psychological impact of 9/11 on level of concern about terrorist attack. Professor Beattie then talked about the way in which people appraise risk generally, […]

Implicit bias in job recruitment- what are the issues?

Professor Geoff Beattie recently gave an invited keynote address to the Asian Fire Service Association annual conference held in Stoke-on-Trent.  The subject of his talk was implicit bias in job recruitment linked to the ethnicity of applicants, and how to combat it.  Here Professor Beattie outlined some of his research covered in ‘Our Racist Heart: An Exploration of […]

Body Politics

Yesterday, Professor Geoff Beattie did an interview with Oksana Boyko on ‘Worlds Apart’ for Russia Today on the subject of the body language of the various leaders at the APEC CE0 summit, focusing in particular on the micro-behaviours of Presidents Obama and Putin.  Here, he discussed how power is negotiated through nonverbal communication and that even when […]

Are metaphors the wrong way to talk about cancer?

Professor Geoff Beattie was on BBC Breakfast on the 5th November with Katherine Marsland who had recently been diagnosed with secondary cancer.  Prof. Beattie discussed the importance of finding the right metaphor to capture the experience of the condition.  The item was occasioned by some new research conducted at Lancaster University into the various metaphorical frames used to […]

Psychology student awarded Scholarship for dedication to volunteering

Final year Psychology student Samantha Betteridge has recently been awarded an On-Course Scholarship for her extensive volunteering experience over the last few years. Samantha has undertaken a range of different voluntary placements, including working for the charity MindFull UK, providing online support for youngsters with mental health issues. In addition, Samantha undertook volunteering on the VESL […]

Sports and Exercise Psychology student wins Gold Sports Scholarship

Kelly Bourne, a second year Sports and Exercise Psychology student, has recently been awarded  one of three Edge Hill University Sports Scholarships at Gold standard. Having taken part in sports from a young age, Kelly has shown a continued commitment through her engagement in a wide range of sporting opportunities. To name a few; from age 9-17, […]

EHU Psychology student follows her career aspirations in Educational Psychology

We are delighted to announce that one of our MSc Conversion students, Patricia Euston has recently accepted a job as an Assistant Psychologist at Catalyst Psychology, a local independent Educational Psychology provision. Having worked in education for numerous years, Tricia joined the Department of Psychology to pursue her interest in Psychology and has been working on […]