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Blue is the colour: why do we see #TheDress so differently?
Blue is the colour: why do we see #TheDress so differently?
Description
There has been passionate debate on the internet over a blue and black dress that to some people – perhaps even the majority – appears white and gold. But what is the reason behind a discrepancy that has caused such division within households and offices?
Date:
02/03/2015
Student paper exploring attitudes of support workers towards individuals with intellectual disabilities
Description
Undergraduate student Natalie Golding and Professor John Rose have published a paper in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities which explores support workers' attitudes and knowledge towards individuals with intellectual disabilities to see whether a new attitude scale needs to be developed.
Date:
20/02/2015
Doctoral Researcher paper explores how the brain uses simple processes to avoid 'double-checking'
Description
PhD student Yuanyuan Zhao and Dr Dietmar Heinke have published a paper contributing to the long-standing debate as to whether IOR is caused by attentional processing or perceptual processing.
Date:
20/02/2015
Undergraduate student paper cited as most read within Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
Description
A paper published in December 2010 by Abbye Andrews (undergraduate student currently training to become a clinical psychologist) and Professor John Rose has been cited as the most read article within the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.
Date:
20/02/2015
Administrator wins support award after being nominated by students
Description
School of Psychology administrator Graham Davies has received a service award after being nominated by undergraduate students. Graham was presented with the accolade at the Disability and Learning Support Services' 2nd Excellent Practice Awards.
Date:
23/12/2014
New paper investigates scientific explanations for Near-Death Experiences
Description
School of psychology PhD student Hayley Dewe is a co-author on a new paper published as part of wider engagement and scientific outreach in The (UK) Skeptic magazine. Hayley's paper explores how the latest findings from brain science can help explain Near-Death Experiences (NDEs).
Date:
22/12/2014
Experience-based Co-Design workshop aims to raise standard of mental health services
Description
A recent workshop hosted by the School of Psychology provided training to academics, NHS staff and service-users on how to improve mental health services through Experience-based Co-Design (EBCD). EBCD uses the experiences of staff and service-users to raise the standard of healthcare systems.
Date:
19/12/2014
REF confirms School's position among research elite, 5th in the UK
Description
The School of Psychology has achieved a very impressive performance in the Research Excellence Framework (2014), building on its long-recognised strengths in research. Psychology at Birmingham is ranked 5th in the Russell Group for its world-leading (4*) research, making it one of the best stand-alone Psychology schools in the country.
Date:
18/12/2014
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