News and events 

Latest news and forthcoming events from the School of Psychology.
 

Events

TEDx 2015: Why don't you sleep more?
TEDx 2015: Why don't you sleep more?
Date
21/03/2015 (10:00-16:30)
Location:
Aston Webb Building
Description
Many people see sleep as an unwelcome necessity, something that should be minimized because it gets in the way of life, a luxury that is a sign of laziness. Despite this, even those who would prefer not to sleep at all cannot function on less than a few hours sleep a night – but why is that?

 

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Alternatives to imprisonment research presented at the Council of Europe
Alternatives to imprisonment research presented at the Council of Europe
Description
Head of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology, Professor Tony Beech, presented at the Council of Europe 7th meeting of the Committee of Experts on the reform of the Court.
Date:
05/03/2015
Published doctoral researcher paper explores perspective taking
Published doctoral researcher paper explores perspective taking
Description
School of Psychology PhD student Brad Mattan is lead author on a new paper published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognitionon the topic of perspective taking.
Date:
05/03/2015
Student zoo trip to observe animal behaviour
Student zoo trip to observe animal behaviour
Description
Final year students studying Higher Cognitive Functions enjoyed a trip to the zoo earlier this semester.
Date:
05/03/2015
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
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