University researchers find WhatApp can be good for our health

Academics at Edge Hill University have found that spending time on social media, specifically WhatsApp, is good for our wellbeing. Dr Linda Kaye, a senior lecturer in Psychology found that the text-based messaging app, which offers users group chat functions, has a positive impact on psychological wellbeing. The research found that the more time people […]

The role of body language in relationships

Professor Geoff Beattie took part in a new campaign for BBC Education around Healthy Relationships aimed at a teenage audience. With the return of Love Island, BBC Bitesize has been developing a campaign which they propose is ‘to join the national conversation and create content around relationships and what healthy relationships look like with yourself, […]

How body language can enhance teaching and learning

A recent article in the TES (formally known as the “Times Educational Supplement”) reviews the work of our very own Professor Geoff Beattie. The article, focused on “How body language can enhance teaching and learning” reviews how Professor Beattie’s research on gesture can be applied to the teaching profession. 

Research reveals how personality affects susceptibility to persuasion

  Researchers at Edge Hill University have helped identify personality traits which make people more (or less) susceptible to persuasion than others. Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Helen Wall and colleagues Linda Kaye and Dr Andy Levy, carried out the research with academics at Ulster University and the University of New England, Australia. They asked […]

Study Experience Leads The Way For Others

Robyn Ashfield

Robyn Ashfield proved a trail-blazer for the Psychology department, the first student to study abroad via the Erasmus+ programme. Her spell at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania has inspired others to follow suit, and she made an impact during her studies in Eastern Europe with her fundraising efforts for the Autistic Society and Stroke Association.