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

Provocative discussion lays bare the sinister side of technology
Provocative discussion lays bare the sinister side of technology
Description
Professor Anthony Beech examined the internet's darker side during a filmed discussion with playwright Jennifer Haley at London's Royal Court Theatre.
Date:
23/10/2014
Landmark book series reveals What Works in Offender Rehabilitation
Landmark book series reveals What Works in Offender Rehabilitation
Description
News article about The School of Psychology's Professor Leam Craig and Dr Louise Dixon being invited to edit an international book series about offender rehabilitation.
Date:
15/10/2014
£415,000 grant allows researcher to investigate why memories fade or linger
£415,000 grant allows researcher to investigate why memories fade or linger
Description
Dr Maria Wimber has been awarded a £415,000 grant to investigate the processes that underlie how we retrieve memories.
Date:
06/10/2014
Great Brain Experiment proves a smart way to measure memory
Description
The School of Psychology's Dr Fiona McNab has been investigating working memory - information held in the mind for a short period of time - through a specially created app called The Great Brain Experiment.
Date:
15/08/2014
Professor Stephen Wood named among World's Most Influential Scientific Minds
Professor Stephen Wood named among World's Most Influential Scientific Minds
Description
The School of Psychology's Professor Stephen Wood has been named among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.
Date:
07/08/2014
Antiepileptic drugs taken during pregnancy may increase risk of impaired development for children
Antiepileptic drugs taken during pregnancy may increase risk of impaired development for children
Description
New research suggests that taking antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy increases the risk of the child having impaired brain development.
Date:
01/08/2014
Dr Suzanne Higgs named President Elect of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
Dr Suzanne Higgs named President Elect of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
Description
Dr Suzanne Higgs has been named President Elect of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.
Date:
24/07/2014
Researcher to explore the links between time perception and language
Researcher to explore the links between time perception and language
Description
Doctoral researcher Darren Rhodes has been awarded a Young Researcher Visiting Fellowship by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
Date:
21/07/2014
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