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 Mary Heald awarded the Pat Howlin Prize by the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes
Description
Mary Heald, PhD student in the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, has been awarded the Pat Howlin Prize by the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes at their 17th International Symposium in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Date:
13/11/2013
New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Description
A group of Psychologists and a Biologist from University of Birmingham, led by Dr Sarah Beck, have been investigating tool making in children, and in particular whether children can make novel tools to solve a problem, without having seen an example of the tool they need before they try it.
Date:
06/11/2013
Anthony Beech invited to speak at the Council of Europe about alternatives to imprisonment
Description
Professor Anthony Beech was invited to speak as one of the small number of scientific experts at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, in France, on 25-27th September 2013, about alternatives to imprisonment.
Date:
05/11/2013
Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology: A Birmingham first in collaboration with St Andrew's Healthcare
Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology: A Birmingham first in collaboration with St Andrew's Healthcare
Description
This is a new four year doctoral programme that started in the School of Psychology this September. It is the first practitioner Doctorate in the UK to provide people who complete the course eligibility to practice in two different branches of applied psychology, in this case Forensic and Clinical Psychology.
Date:
28/10/2013
£70K NSPCC grant awarded to explore The Impact of Online Sexual Abuse on the Victim
Description
The sexual abuse of children online has exploded in recent years and the psychological repercussions can be detrimental to the development and wellbeing of young people. However, whilst the risk posed to young people online is an ever increasing cause for concern, the research in this field is extremely limited.
Date:
14/10/2013
Crime Linkage International Network launches website
Description
After a successful application to the Leverhulme Trust by Dr Woodhams, a Senior Lecturer in the School, a collaborative research network has been set up. The network encompasses researchers and practitioners with a professional interest in crime linkage, which is a psychological process whereby practitioners seek to identify crime series through the analysis of crime scene behaviour.
Date:
14/10/2013
Giving peace a chance: Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel has paper accepted by Psychoneuroendocrinology
Giving peace a chance: Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel has paper accepted by Psychoneuroendocrinology
Description
Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel has had his paper accepted by Psychoneuroendocrinology. He has conducted research into the effect of the hormone oxytocin on the empathic responses of Israeli Jews to pain experienced by Palestinians, in collaboration with the University of Haifa in Israel and the University of Chicago in the USA.
Date:
07/10/2013
Leam Craig receives £90K grant to conduct Ministry of Justice research study in partnership with Coventry University
Description
Leam Craig has been selected by the Ministry of Justice to conduct a research study into Expert Witnesses in the Family Courts, in partnership with Coventry University. A research grant of £90k has been awarded for this study.
Date:
07/10/2013
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