News and events 

Latest news and forthcoming events from the School of Psychology.
 

Events

Pint of Science festival
Pint of Science festival
Date
18 (18:30) - 20/05/2015 (21:30)
Location:
Various pubs in Birmingham
Description
Pint of Science is the Glastonbury of science: a giant science festival that will take place simultaneously in over 60 pubs across the UK from 18-20 May. Leading experts in various scientific fields will present, discuss and take questions on their latest discoveries and research with members of the public, over a beer and a packet of pork scratchings.
Conference: 'The Origins and Transmission of Culture (OToC): An interdisciplinary approach'
Date
28/05/2015 (08:30-18:30)
Location:
Sport and Exercise Sciences Building (Y14 on the Campus Map)
Description
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the origins of culture (for both humans and non-humans), how it evolved, and how we can study these changes.

 

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Watching the brain forget
Watching the brain forget
Description
Researchers from the School of Psychology, together with the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, have been able to track how individual memories are forgotten in the human brain.
Date:
16/03/2015
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
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