Psychology Professor joins BBC Breakfast to discuss children’s fear of crime

Professor Geoff Beattie recently appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss a new report from the Children’s Society which looked at how cumulative disadvantages impact on children’s well-being.  The report found that the most common worry amongst children between 10 and 17 is fear of crime.    Professor Beattie discussed how crime rates, including violent crime, […]

Psychology Professor’s books go International

The Chinese rights of Professor Beattie’s book ‘Rethinking Body Language: How Hand Movements Reveal Hidden Thoughts’ published by Routledge in the U.K. in 2016 have just been sold to Post And Telecom Press.  It will be published in China in 2018.  His various other books have been translated into German, Finnish, Portuguese for the Brazilian […]

Psychology Dragon’s Den Winners announced 2016-2017!

Dragons’ Den is part of the final-year ‘Reflections and Future Directions’ module on the Psychology programmes taught by Professor Geoff Beattie at Edge Hill University. Now entering its 4th year, its aim is to encourage students to acknowledge and reflect on skills they have gained at each level of their programme and to support students […]

EHU Psychology Students celebrate success at Employability Awards

Edge Hill students and alumni who strive to stand out in their chosen careers were recently celebrated at an Employability Awards evening on campus. The awards event, organised by the careers team, also recognised employers and organisations who work in partnership with the University, providing opportunities and helping students develop their skills. Among the winners […]

Waste not, want not.

Professor Geoff Beattie took part in an episode of The Anthill, a podcast from The Conversation, on a story about how one person’s waste can be another person’s treasure. It was an exploration of the circular economy, how it might work, new innovations that might facilitate it, and the possible barriers. The programme explored how to […]

What’s not to love about EHU Psychology?

The Department of Psychology recently hosted a competition for its students to ask them; “What do you love most about being a Psychology student at Edge Hill University?” The lucky competition winner of the £100 prize was final year Psychology student Tayler Wells. The competition asked students to select some of their photographs which they […]

Cannabis use and intelligence in young people: EHU Professor comments

EHU Psychology academic, Professor Philip Murphy comments on a recent article published in British Medical Journal on the links between cannabis use and intelligence in young people. The recent article claimed that children with moderate to high academic ability at 11 years old, are more likely to use cannabis than those of lower ability. In his piece […]

The Psychology behind President Trump’s handshakes….

We all know that handshakes can make a good first impression. In a recent article in The Conversation, Edge Hill University Psychology Professor Geoff Beattie explains the secrets behind President Trump’s handshakes and what they intend to signal. The full article ‘The psychology behind Trump’s awkward handshake … and how to beat him at his […]

Why do the British love to queue? EHU Professor explains

It’s typically understood that the British public is good at queuing, but what is the psychology behind this behaviour? Professor Geoff Beattie joined BBC Breakfast to give some insights.  Some recent research from University College London has investigated the social organisation of the queue and the rules that govern people’s satisfaction levels and willingness to […]

The “divided self”: Implications for human behaviour

Professor Geoff Beattie recently did an interview with IAFOR about ‘the divided self’.  IAFOR is the international think-tank based in Japan with a significant international audience.  Professor Beattie discussed the clash between the operation of more unconscious and automatic processes in human beings, and their more conscious and controlled processes, and how this can lead […]