“The Psychology of Language and Communication” to become a classic edition

Professor Geoff Beattie’s book ‘The Psychology of Language and Communication’ written with Andy Ellis is to be reprinted in the Psychology Press/Routledge classic editions series. The publishers write: ‘The Psychology Press & Routledge Classic Editions series celebrates a commitment to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and learning within the field of Psychology and related areas. The books in […]

EHU Psychology Professor reports on Donald Trump’s body language

Professor Beattie wrote a piece for ‘The Conversation’ on Donald Trump’s bullying tactics in the second Presidential debate. It focussed on his body language and gestures, his name calling, and his nonverbal communication as comment whilst Hillary Clinton was talking. Professor Beattie argued that these are the kinds of tactics that boxers use to intimidate […]

Edge Hill University student heads to Sri Lanka to expand her knowledge and understanding of global mental health

In March, an Edge Hill Psychology student, Jessica Ashworth travelled to Sri Lanka to undertake a voluntary Mental Health Placement with SLV.Global; a graduate-led volunteering organisation, which runs psychology-focused placements in Sri Lanka and also in Bali, Indonesia. For today’s psychology students who wish to pursue a career in the mental health sector, it’s important to […]

Can recreational drugs be helpful in psychological therapy?

There is much debate about the effects of recreational drugs, such as MDMA (ecstasy),  particularly on cognitive functioning, such as memory processing ability. However, Professor Philip Murphy, along with other highly commended academics within this field have been debating the use of MDMA in psychological therapy. A recent article in the ‘I’ newspaper includes these insights and […]

Analysing politicians’ body language

Professor Geoff Beattie has recently been interviewed on Russia’s Central Television program with Vadim Takmenev; the top current affairs and news programme in the former Soviet Union.  The program presents real life, political, social and cultural events and has featured Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Craig, Lara Fabian, Alain Delon, Jean-Claude Van Damme,  Jackie Chan, […]

Human communication and digital technology

With the introduction of voice biometric technology, Professor Geoff Beattie has recently taken part in a number of interviews on the nature of multi-modal human communication. Specifically, how we use digital communication for everyday communication, but not for some of the more important things in life that conversations are particularly suited to. This insight was particularly well received by many […]

Professor appears on ITV’s “Tonight” show

Professor Geoff Beattie recently appeared on the ITV ‘Tonight’ programme on the subject of ‘Summer Diets – Fact or Fiction?’ with Catherine Tyldesley from Coronation Street.  He talked about the psychology of successful dieting and what features of everyday cognition and behaviour distinguish those who can stick to a diet and those who give up more […]