News and events 

Latest news and forthcoming events from the School of Psychology.
 

Events

The Birmingham Brain Challenge
The Birmingham Brain Challenge
Date
06/11/2014 (09:30-17:00)
Location:
Brainbox Room
Description
How do we mature in our ability to make decisions as we go from our early twenties to retirement? Do we get wiser as we age? Stay the same as ever? Or does decision-making just get harder and harder as the bloom of youth wears off? An on-going project in Psychology at the University of Birmingham, funded by Economic and Social Research Council, is asking these questions and measuring the way thousands of people across the UK (ranging in age from 25 to 65 years) make decisions. The project is set up to allow all sorts of people to participate by downloading apps to a tablet.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Insomnia
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Insomnia
Date
07/11/2014 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This one-day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people with difficulties related to insomnia. In particular, it will focus on how the struggle with sleeplessness tends to worsen the problems of insomnia, and on helping clinicians develop skills in assisting their clients to let go of this struggle.
ACT for Long-term Physical Health Conditions
ACT for Long-term Physical Health Conditions
Date
14/11/2014 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This one-day workshop will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people diagnosed with long-term physical health conditions.

 

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News

Past imperfect: study explores brain's ability to forget unpleasant memories
Past imperfect: study explores brain's ability to forget unpleasant memories
Description
New research from the School of Psychology has shed light on the human brain's amazing ability to dispose of unhappy memories.
Date:
12/06/2014
Psychology student wins two gold medals at national martial arts championships
Psychology student wins two gold medals at national martial arts championships
Description
Psychology student Rachel Crockett is celebrating after winning two gold medals at the National Tang Soo Do championships in Nottingham.
Date:
06/06/2014
Trainee psychologist plays vital role in securing £100,000 for vulnerable youngsters
Trainee psychologist plays vital role in securing £100,000 for vulnerable youngsters
Description
Trainee Clinical Psychologist Carly Spicer made her mark during a work placement by helping a social enterprise secure £100,000 of government funding.
Date:
29/05/2014
Keeping to the beat is no mean feat: Scientists reveal how two tracks of music become one
Keeping to the beat is no mean feat: Scientists reveal how two tracks of music become one
Description
How does a DJ mix two songs to make the beat seem common to both tracks? And how accurate does beat mixing need to be to enhance, rather than disrupt perceived rhythm? In a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society, scientists from the School of Psychology presented a new model that predicts whether or not two tracks will seem to share a common beat.
Date:
21/05/2014
Birmingham Brief: Playing with fire - the peril of Britain's obsession with gambling
Description
Professor Jim Orford examines the government's decision to grant increased powers for local authorities to refuse new licences for betting shops and impose extra controls on machine gambling.
Date:
07/05/2014
Electricity provides the spark of understanding for brain researchers
Electricity provides the spark of understanding for brain researchers
Description
Brain oscillations are rhythmic electrical fluctuations that affect a number of cognitive functions, including memory. But can they be used to change our behaviour? Dr Simon Hanslmayr and colleagues tested this question in a paper.
Date:
01/05/2014
Researcher examines online exploitation in new paper
Description
Juliane Kloess, a doctoral researcher working in the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology under the supervision of Professor Anthony Beech, has obtained acceptance for publication of her literature review paper in the forensic journal Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.
Date:
17/04/2014
Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory
Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory
Description
Science enthusiast and stand-up comedian Robin Ince visited The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory in the School of Psychology on 27 March to take part in a number of exciting experiments designed to investigate anomalous experiences and hallucinations.
Date:
04/04/2014
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