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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Tools for Talking supports the development of shared understandings between service users and social care providers
Tools for Talking supports the development of shared understandings between service users and social care providers
Description
A School of Psychology project has been shedding light on the social care experiences of people with learning disabilities from minority ethnic populations.
Date:
23/06/2014
Researchers from across UK share ideas at Studying Language in Mind conference
Description
Doctoral researchers from the School of Psychology and Department of Applied Linguistics recently organised a one-day conference called Studying Language in Mind: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Research Methodology.
Date:
12/06/2014
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
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