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Departmental research on social identity and digital gaming features in a new book.

The Health and Social Issues Research Group includes a research theme on social identity, and the applications to a range of behaviours, including reducing prejudice and discrimination in different populations and in understanding drinking cultures of sports teams. Additionally, Dr Linda Kaye‘s research has been considering how social identity underpins the social experiences associated with digital gaming, […]

“Get the Edge: How simple changes transform your life”

Professor Geoff Beattie’s book “Get the Edge: How simple changes transform your life” has just been published in Brazil. The title translates as “All Change Starts With You”. It’s an International best-seller with Chinese and Taiwanese translations already in existence, and with a Korean translation out later this year. 

Final year students celebrate record success

We are delighted to announce that our final year students have this year obtained a record number of excellent degrees. Across our three undergraduate programmes, 73% of our students have gained a 1st or 2:1 honours. We would like to extend our congratulations to all our students on their successes and we wish them all the […]

Final year Psychology student is accepted at a BPS conference

We are delighted that another of our final year students has been accepted to present his dissertation research at the BPS Cognitive Section Conference in September. Dominic Aldridge will be giving his talk on “Differences in theory of mind performance and executive function in older adults”. His supervisor, Dr Adam Qureshi will also be at […]

There’s an App for that!

The Department of Psychology has received funding to conduct research examining real-time gaming experiences using specifically-designed App technology. The research, being run by Dr Linda Kaye, Dr Rebecca Monk and Dr Helen Wall, will be asking gamers to complete real-time assessments of their emotions and cognitions across a range of different gaming contexts. It is expected this will help […]

Department receives funding for state-of-the-art electromagnetic brain equipment

Dr Stergios Makris has recently received funding for some new state-of-the-art equipment which can modulate neural activity. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) applies weak electrical currents to generate an electromagnetic field, which stimulates neural activity within the brain. This technique is currently being investigated as a treatment for a variety of conditions, such as strokes and […]

Psychology staff present research on the psychology of environmental sustainability

Prof. Geoff Beattie and Laura McGuire both presented papers at the ‘20th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment‘ in Denver Colorado in last week. The title of Geoff’s paper was ‘Mobilising the unconscious mind in the fight against climate change’. The title of Laura’s paper was ‘Climate change initiatives. Is education ever enough?’ Both papers […]

Psychology student to present at a BPS Conference

Final year psychology student, Lauren Garner will be presenting a poster which outlines her dissertation research at this year’s BPS Cognitive Section Conference. Her project entitled: “Eliminating Dual-Task Interference in Skilled Typewriting: Automaticity or Optimal Scheduling” will be appearing in the conference programme soon. Her supervisor, Dr Motonori Yamaguchi is thrilled with her achievements.