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Monica Lloyd has been elected as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Monica Lloyd has been elected as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Description
Cited was her work within prisons as a practitioner and within HM Inspectorate of Prisons where she formalised the methodology for inspecting places of custody, and completed influential thematic reviews of race relations, suicide prevention, mental health care and the use of segregation in prisons.
Date:
22/01/2018

Study suggests that alcohol consumption contributes to self-blame in rape cases

Study suggests that alcohol consumption contributes to self-blame in rape cases
Description
An experimental study has suggested that alcohol consumption contributes to self-blame in rape, and women who blame themselves may not be as likely to report it.
Date:
22/12/2017

Research finds patients with post-traumatic stress disorder respond differently to certain sounds

Research finds patients with post-traumatic stress disorder respond differently to certain sounds
Description
Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Amsterdam hope to have found a new neurobiological marker to help recognise patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Date:
30/11/2017

ESRC grant awarded to study how eating with others affects appetite

ESRC grant awarded to study how eating with others affects appetite
Description
Professor Suzanne Higgs from the University of Birmingham, together with Professor Jeff Brunstrom from the University of Bristol and Associate Professor Lenny Vartanian from the University of New South Wales, Australia, have been awarded an ESRC Grant worth £500K for a project that aims to understand how eating with other people affects appetite.
Date:
07/11/2017

PhD student discusses her research for digital magazine video

PhD student discusses her research for digital magazine video
Description
Shana Gander-Zaucker, a PhD student in the School of Psychology, has been filmed talking about her research for the second all-digital version of the Old Joe, the University of Birmingham magazine.
Date:
31/10/2017

Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease

Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease
Description
A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.
Date:
20/10/2017

PhD student announced as Chair of the Parliamentary Conference on Violence Against Women and Girls

PhD student announced as Chair of the Parliamentary Conference on Violence Against Women and Girls
Description
Jessica Eaton, a PhD student in the School of Psychology, has been announced as the Chair of the Parliamentary Conference on Violence Against Women and Girls, which takes place in Westminster on 7 November 2017.
Date:
05/09/2017

Paper analyses approaches of online sexual offenders

Paper analyses approaches of online sexual offenders
Description
Dr Juliane Kloess recently published a paper which aims to provide an inclusive and realistic account of the offence processes of naturally occurring, sexually exploitative interactions between offenders and victims that take place via Internet communication platforms.
Date:
30/08/2017
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