How to look good in photos according to psychology

A new psychological study from Edge Hill and Soochow Universities shows the harsh reality that hanging around with your least attractive friends is the most effective way to look good in photos.

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International recognition for Geoff Beattie’s new book ‘Selfless: A Psychologist’s Journey through Identity and Social Class’

Geoff Beattie’s new book ‘Selfless’ was the subject of a long (one-hour) interview conducted by the CEO of IAFOR and played in full at the 11th Asian Conference on Asian Studies in Tokyo in June. The theme of the conference was resilience. In ‘Selfless’, Beattie takes the reader on a journey through his early life […]

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New Brazilian edition of Geoff Beattie and Laura McGuire’s ‘The Psychology of Climate Change’.

Geoff Beattie and Laura McGuire were very pleased to see a Portuguese translation of their book ‘The Psychology of Climate Change’ just published in Brazil. Climate change is the most pressing problem that we as a species face, or have ever faced. Science tells us unambiguously what effect it will have on our planet and […]

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Understanding the relationship between addiction and poverty in combating disadvantage in society

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) has approximately 2,000 members, and claims to be the largest organisation in the United Kingdom dedicated to promoting neuroscience and the work of neuroscientists. Neuroscience is essentially concerned with studying the functioning and structure of the brain and nervous system. However, the 2021 BNA Festival, held online due to the […]

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Team of researchers investigate press attitudes towards autism

A team of researchers at Edge Hill University has been awarded funding by the British Academy (BA) to investigate portrayals of autism in the British press in a bid to address the acceptance of the lifelong neurodevelopmental condition that affects the lives of millions in the UK.

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What psychology can tell us about why some people don’t wear masks – and how to change their minds

Marina Biryukova/Shutterstock Helen Wall, Edge Hill University; Alex Balani, Edge Hill University, and Derek Larkin, Edge Hill University While the world is eagerly waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, wearing a mask to help prevent viral transmission has become more or less mandatory globally. Though many people embrace mask wearing […]

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