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Health - Psychology - 15.06.2021
Herbert Leiderman, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, dies at 97
Leiderman led groundbreaking research into infant and child development that helped changed the way the world viewed newborns.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 11.06.2021

Psychology - Health - 10.06.2021
Trouble sleeping? Cognitive impairment more likely later in life
Trouble sleeping? Cognitive impairment more likely later in life
If you're having trouble falling asleep, problems remembering or concentrating are likely to occur more than a decade later, according to new University of Michigan research.

Health - Psychology - 08.06.2021
People more afraid of catching COVID-19 are more judgemental
People more afraid of catching COVID-19 are more judgemental
Researchers studying how we make moral judgements found that people more concerned about catching COVID-19 were more disapproving of the wrong-doings of others, whatever they were doing wrong. There is no rational reason to be more judgemental of others because you are worrying about getting sick during the pandemic Simone Schnall The researchers say their findings are evidence that our morality is shaped by various emotions and intuitions, of which concerns about health and safety are prominent.

Career - Psychology - 03.06.2021
One in twenty workers are in 'useless' jobs - far fewer than previously thought
One in twenty workers are in ’useless’ jobs - far fewer than previously thought
The so-called 'bullshit jobs theory' - which argues that a large and rapidly increasing number of workers are undertaking jobs that they themselves recognise as being useless and of no social value - contains several major flaws, argue researchers from the universities of Cambridge and Birmingham.

Psychology - Health - 01.06.2021
European Virtual Institute to study the neural basis of emotion
European Virtual Institute to study the neural basis of emotion
The award creates a Virtual Institute of seven European universities, including the University of Bristol, and nine industry/charity partners. The funds will support 15 PhD students working across the consortium over the next four years. The training network focuses on the role of a previously overlooked part of the brain, the cerebellum, and its involvement in the control of emotions.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 01.06.2021
Opinion: Covid’s ’lost generation’ may be more resilient than we think
The fact most mental health problems begin in adolescence doesn't mean that most adolescents will suffer mental illness, writes Honorary Lecturer Dr Lucy Foulkes (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).

Psychology - Health - 28.05.2021
’Eye in the sky’ sensors reduce stress of in-home dementia care
Study finds that sensor-based monitoring in the homes of dementia patients lowers their caregivers' anxiety.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 26.05.2021
'Tug of war' between neurons tells the brain when to fear — and when not to be afraid
’Tug of war’ between neurons tells the brain when to fear — and when not to be afraid
Fear protects us by making us alert to danger, but the persistence of fearful memories can lead to serious mental conditions. Now, an international team of researchers co-led by Andreas Lüthi has found that the activity of different cells in the brain's threat-detector hub regulates the switch between high and low fear states.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 24.05.2021

Psychology - Social Sciences - 11.05.2021
New mothers twice as likely to have post-natal depression in lockdown
Almost half (47.5%) of women with babies aged six months or younger met the threshold for postnatal depression during the first COVID-19 lockdown, more than double average rates for Europe before the pandemic (23%), finds a new study led by UCL researchers. Women described feelings of isolation, exhaustion, worry, inadequacy, guilt, and increased stress.

Campus - Psychology - 05.05.2021
New tool helps define student-teacher relationships
New tool helps define student-teacher relationships
In universities, relationships between students and teachers play a key role in creating a conducive learning experience.

Health - Psychology - 30.04.2021
Vaccination - personal values and group dynamics are decisive
How do you get more people to have vaccinations? Gudela Grote firmly believes that it's worth looking at team dynamics.

Psychology - 30.04.2021
Record job prospects outweigh inflation concerns
The April survey recorded continued gains in consumer confidence due to a growing sense that the upward momentum in jobs and incomes is likely to persist, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Psychology - Campus - 29.04.2021

Health - Psychology - 26.04.2021
Seroprevalance has increased to 21% in the Basel region
Seroprevalance has increased to 21% in the Basel region
In the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in approximately 21% of the adult population. Therefore, seroprevalance has markedly increased since autumn of last year. Furthermore, the COVCO-Basel study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is now publishing preliminary results regarding the effects that the pandemic and the measures implemented to contain it are having on the well-being and lifestyles of the population for the first time.

Health - Psychology - 26.04.2021
La séroprévalence a augmenté à 21% dans la région de Bâle
La séroprévalence a augmenté à 21% dans la région de Bâle
In the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in approximately 21% of the adult population.

Psychology - Health - 23.04.2021
Over a third have changed their drinking habits over the past year
Over a third have changed their drinking habits over the past year
Over a third of people (34.4%) reported a change in their drinking habits over the last year, and of those nearly half (49.1%) say they are currently drinking more alcohol compared to March/April 2020, find UCL researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social Study.

Psychology - Health - 16.04.2021

Psychology - Life Sciences - 15.04.2021
New Measure to Predict Stress Resilience
Researchers at the University of Zurich show that increased sensitivity in a specific region of the brain contributes to the development of anxiety and depression in response to real-life stress. Their study establishes an objective neurobiological measure for stress resilience in humans. Some people don't seem to be too bothered when it comes to handling stress.

Psychology - Computer Science - 15.04.2021
Opinion: AI is increasingly being used to identify emotions - here’s what’s at stake
Emotional recognition technology (ERT) is a growing industry which aims to use AI to detect emotions from facial expressions, but it's controversial and biases can be built into the system, says an article co-authored by Dr Alexandra Albert (UCL Geography). Imagine you are in a job interview. As you answer the recruiter's questions, an artificial intelligence (AI) system scans your face, scoring you for nervousness, empathy and dependability.

Psychology - 08.04.2021

Social Sciences - Psychology - 30.03.2021

Social Sciences - Psychology - 29.03.2021
Autism in the Somali community - myth-busting short films offer advice and top tips for parents
A series of five evidence-based short films and factsheets about autism for the Somali community have been launched by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the University of Bristol and community organisation Autism Independence.

Psychology - Health - 29.03.2021

Health - Psychology - 15.03.2021
Analysis: how Covid-19 patients can recover from ICU delirium
The trauma of intensive care often triggers long-term mental health problems, and counselling is crucial to rehabilitation, says Honorary Associate Professor Dr Dorothy Wade (UCL Epidemiology & Health).

Social Sciences - Psychology - 11.03.2021
Opinion: Pandemic babies - how Covid-19 has affected child development
The first months and years of a child's life are vitally important for their long-term health, and more research is urgently needed into how the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown will have affected babies, says Professor Pasco Fearon (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).

Social Sciences - Psychology - 10.03.2021
Pandemic restrictions aggravating known triggers for self-harm and poor mental health among children and young people
Pandemic restrictions aggravating known triggers for self-harm and poor mental health among children and young people
Experts have issued a stark warning about the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young people.

Psychology - Health - 10.03.2021
Reflecting on Your Own Capabilities Boosts Resilience
Reflecting on how you have overcome past personal challenges can help you process negative experiences, a new study from the University of Zurich confirms. Actively reminding yourself of your self-efficacy could also prove useful in the coronavirus era. The unpredictable nature of life during the coronavirus pandemic is particularly challenging for many people.

Health - Psychology - 10.03.2021
New German Centre for Mental Health
Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ulm researchers succeed in application review procedure Researchers from Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ulm, together with other selected locations, are going to take on the establ

Psychology - Health - 08.03.2021
Men and women show different traits in gambling addiction
Men and women show different traits in gambling addiction
Recerca To date, there were almost no studies comparing the gender features of gambling disorder and its evolution into more severe clinical conditions.

Psychology - 08.03.2021
The positive influence of intuition on decision-making
Katharina Fellnhofer researches how intuitive decision-making influences personal success.

Psychology - Campus - 01.03.2021
This University Mental Health Day, make a positive change to your mental health
University Mental Health Day takes place on Thursday 4 March to encourage the university community to talk about mental health and make positive change.

Campus - Psychology - 25.02.2021
Anxiety, depression reached record levels among college students last fall
Last fall, college students reported their highest levels of depression and anxiety of any prior semester, according to the University of Michigan Healthy Minds Study, an annual web-based survey looking at mental health and service utilization among undergraduate and graduate college students.

Psychology - Event - 23.02.2021
Four causes for ’Zoom fatigue’ and their solutions
It's not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body.

Psychology - 22.02.2021
Does banning junk food ads work?
PhD Candidate Aarron Toal on the psychology behind our cravings. In 2020, the UK Government announced a ban on junk food advertising before 9pm.
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