News and events 

Latest news and forthcoming events from the School of Psychology.
 

Events

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

Doctoral Researcher Helen Whittle interviewed for BBC Wales
Description
A final year Forensic Psychology doctoral research student was recently interviewed for a news piece aired on BBC Wales and BBC radio 4.
Date:
19/12/2013
DVD resource for young people living with coeliac disease
Description
Ruth Howard and Gary Law developed a DVD resource for young people living with coeliac disease through an ESRC knowledge transfer grant and this was completed and launched in 2011. Having undertook an evaluation of the DVD and revised the content, they worked with Alta Innovations to make the DVD suitable for commercial sale, by way of an ULtd social enterprise grant.
Date:
16/12/2013
Doctoral researchers hold lunchtime talks at the new library for the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
Doctoral researchers hold lunchtime talks at the new library for the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
Description
Doctoral researchers from the School of Psychology recently ran a public engagement event at the New Library in Birmingham city centre. This was organised as part of the ESRC festival of Social Sciences and involved a day of posters and interactive activities with members of the public in order to present and discuss research that is taking place at the University.
Date:
05/12/2013
Juliane Honisch and Mark Elliott present on the science of synchrony at the Bloomsbury Festival
Description
Research fellows Juliane Honisch and Mark Elliott presented the science behind how and why people synchronise movements at the Bloomsbury Festival in London on 20th October 2013.
Date:
26/11/2013
Resting state fMRI work featured in Scientific American
Description
Chris Miall's recent work using resting state fMRI to study changes in the connectivity of the brain induced by learning was highlighted in an article in Scientific American this month.
Date:
22/11/2013
Simon Hanslymar paper 'Prestimulus oscillatory phase at 7Hz gates cortical information flow and visual perception' accepted by Current Biology
Description
Against the intuitive notion that information flows in a continuous, steady-state fashion from our sensory channels, research demonstrated that humans sample visual information in discrete time windows oscillating at around 5-10 Hz.
Date:
18/11/2013
Jim Orford speaks to BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours about gambling problems in young people
Description
On 10th October Jim Orford spoke to BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours about gambling problems. This was following on from a report which was recently published by the national organisation GamCare saying that there are an increasing number of younger people amongst the clients of their services for people with gambling problems.
Date:
18/11/2013
£388K grant awarded to research the neuropsychological profile of different sex offenders
Description
Dr Ian Mitchell, Dr Pia Rotshtein and Prof Anthony Beech have been awarded £388,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund research on the neuropsychological profiles of different types of sexual offenders.
Date:
13/11/2013
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