Our Research Digested

As part of our efforts to ensure our research insights get “out there”, many of our colleagues write for popular digest outlets such as The Conversation and PsychReg. Here are some of our pieces which have been well-received by the general public.

Multimodal Communication

The Conversation- What psychology can tell us about why some people don’t wear masks – and how to change their minds– By Dr Helen Wall, Dr Alex Balani and Dr Derek Larkin

The Conversation- You can tell more about a person from their Facebook page than by actually meeting them– By Dr Linda Kaye & Dr Helen Wall

The Conversation- What your emojis say about you– By Dr Linda Kaye, Dr Helen Wall & Dr Stephanie Malone

The Conversation- The psychology behind Trump’s awkward handshake … and how to beat him at his own game– By Professor Geoff Beattie

The Conversation- Marching for equality: research shows that walking in step can bring people closer together– By Dr Liam Cross

The Conversation- How Donald Trump bullies with his body language- By Professor Geoff Beattie

The Conversation- Why you’re better at whistling than singing– By Dr Michel Belyk

Substance Use and Misuse

The Conversation- Claim of link between intelligence and cannabis use in adolescence provides fresh headache for researchers– By Professor Philip Murphy

The Conversation- Everything you need to know about the legal high ban– By Professor Philip Murphy

Cognition, Emotion and Behaviour

The Conversation- Pseudo-hallucinations: why some people see more vivid mental images than others – test yourself here– By Dr Reshanne Reeder

The Conversation- Can you unintentionally bully someone? Here’s the science– By Professor Geoff Beattie

The Conversation- Coronavirus shows how to get people to act on climate change – here’s the -psychology– By Professor Geoff Beattie & Dr Laura McGuire

The Conversation- Black Lives Matter: you may be a vocal supporter and still hold racist views- By Professor Geoff Beattie

The Conversation- “Wear red, get noticed’ – and other subtle psychological ways colour affects us– By Professor Geoff Beattie

PsychReg- Cognitive Biases Can Impact Climate Change Behaviour. Here’s Why– by Daniel Walker

Sport, Health, Lifestyles and Well-being

The Conversation- Exercise can be punishing – but here’s how to stop thinking of it as a punishment– Dr Andy Levy

The Conversation- Stressed out: the psychological effects of tests on primary school children- By Dr Laura Nicholson

The Conversation- Coronavirus: how times of crisis reveal our emotional connection with strangers– By Dr Andy Levy

PsychReg- The Dangers of Colloquialising Mental Health Disorders– By Daniel Walker

PsychReg- Performance Anxiety Can Damage an Athlete’s Career. Here’s How to Overcome It According to Science – By Daniel Walker

PsychReg- Successful Southgate – He Made Us Realise the Importance of Sport Psychologists – By Daniel Walker

PsychReg- How Could We Implement Temporary Concussion Substitutes in Football? – By Daniel Walker

PsychReg- We Need to Address Misconceptions and Poor Attitudes Towards Concussion – By Daniel Walker

PsychReg- What Do We Really Know about How Screen Time is Related to Well-being?- By Dr Linda Kaye

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