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

Professor Leam Craig appointed as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Description
Professor Leam Craig, member of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology in the school, has been appointed Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS).
Date:
23/08/2013
Research on anomalous cognitive experiences featured on National Geographic Channel
Description
Some of Dr Jason Braithwaite's research on how certain contexts can make people 'feel' spooked has been featured in a recent programme on the world-wide National Geographic channel. In the programme Dr Braithwaite explains how anomalous perceptions and hallucinations can be induced in certain susceptible observers if the context and setting is right.
Date:
20/08/2013
Dr Jason Braithwaite interviewed for BBC News feature on near-death experiences
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite has been interviewed for a BBC News article that points to an explanation for why people claim to see white light or "life flash before their eyes" during near-death experiences.
Date:
16/08/2013
Doctoral researcher Zoe Stephenson invited to speak at Forensic Psychology conference in Belfast
Description
Doctoral researcher, Zoe Stephenson (Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology) was an invited speaker in the symposium entitled Assessing Risk in Sexual Offenders at the Division of Forensic Psychology conference in Belfast in June. The aim of the presentation was to present research findings of a project commissioned by the Ministry of Justice into the Sequencing of interventions with violent and sexual offenders.
Date:
05/08/2013
Funding granted for family and social network intervention research study
Description
A study, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme, will adapt and further develop the Social Behaviour and Network Therapy approach to be used with young people as part of a new grant for £528.563.
Date:
31/07/2013
Secondary schools psychology event a huge success
Description
160 sixth-formers from schools across the West Midlands attended an event organised by Ashleigh Lin, Katharine Chisholm, and Renate Reniers, who run the Secondary Schools Research Group in the School of Psychology.
Date:
31/07/2013
Paper on speech-accompanying gestures accepted by the Journal of Experimental Psychology
Paper on speech-accompanying gestures accepted by the Journal of Experimental Psychology
Description
Dr Sotaro Kita and his colleagues' paper on individual differences in production of speech-accompanying gestures has been accepted by the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. The study investigated the psychological profile of people who produce gestures more frequently and more saliently than others.
Date:
18/07/2013
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