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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
Doctoral Researcher Helen Whittle interviewed for BBC Wales
Description
A final year Forensic Psychology doctoral research student was recently interviewed for a news piece aired on BBC Wales and BBC radio 4.
Date:
19/12/2013
Doctoral researchers hold lunchtime talks at the new library for the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
Doctoral researchers hold lunchtime talks at the new library for the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
Description
Doctoral researchers from the School of Psychology recently ran a public engagement event at the New Library in Birmingham city centre. This was organised as part of the ESRC festival of Social Sciences and involved a day of posters and interactive activities with members of the public in order to present and discuss research that is taking place at the University.
Date:
05/12/2013
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
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
Description
The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013
Psychology achieves best ever NSS results
Description
The School of Psychology are very pleased to have achieved their best ever results in the National Student Survey this year including 'personal best' scores in four of the six main assessment areas and their highest overall satisfaction rating ever.
Date:
06/09/2013
Doctoral researchers invited to present their research at the competitive European Winterschool 2013
Description
Steven Gillespie, Juliane Kloess and Ross Bartels, doctoral researchers at the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology, have been invited to present their research at the European Winterschool 2013.
Date:
17/12/2012
PhD student Helen Whittle offers insights into online grooming research in the Journal 'Aggression and Violent Behavior'
PhD student Helen Whittle offers insights into online grooming research in the Journal 'Aggression and Violent Behavior'
Description
Forensic Psychology PhD student Helen Whittle has had two literature reviews accepted to be published in the Journal 'Aggression and Violent Behavior'. The article, titled, "A review of online grooming: characteristics and concerns" explores the research surrounding how young people are targeted by offenders on the internet. The second article explores risk factors that may make a young person vulnerable to being groomed online.
Date:
10/12/2012
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