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Psychology - 17.09.2021
Why Do Historic Places Matter? Emotional Attachments to Urban Heritage
Historic urban places matter economically, environmentally and socially. But more than that, they matter emotionally.

Psychology - 14.09.2021
Government inaction on climate change linked to psychological distress in young people - new study
Largest scientific study of its kind finds climate anxiety affects the daily life and functioning of nearly half of children and young people surveyed globally.

Health - Psychology - 03.09.2021
Improved mental health support for frontline workers urgently needed
Frontline healthcare workers need a range of 'flexible', 'easily accessible' and 'consistent' psychological support to overcome the significant mental health burden resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, finds a new study of NHS and community-based staff, led by UCL researchers.

Health - Psychology - 02.09.2021
Self-interest promotes contract tracing using smartphones
Self-interest promotes contract tracing using smartphones
Why do people install a coronavirus warning app on their cell phone - or not? Researchers of the Department of Economic Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Basel investigated.

Psychology - 27.08.2021
First aid for mental health problems
University of Jena sets up mental health first aid team and provides information on mental health on a new website Working in science can lead to a high level of psychological stress.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 23.08.2021
10,000 autistic people to take part in the UK's largest study of autism
10,000 autistic people to take part in the UK’s largest study of autism
An ambitious new research project, Spectrum 10K, launches today and will recruit 10,000 autistic individuals, as well as their relatives, living in the UK.

Psychology - Health - 20.08.2021
Mindfulness may improve cognition in older adults
Mindfulness may provide modest benefits to cognition, particularly among older adults, finds a new review of evidence led by UCL researchers. The systematic review and meta-analysis, published in Neuropsychology Review , found that, while mindfulness is typically geared towards improving mental health and well-being, it may also provide additional benefits to brain health.

Health - Psychology - 20.08.2021
Could humour be the key to a healthier society?
Could humour be the key to a healthier society?
Published online in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, A systematic review of humour-based strategies for addressing public health priorities , found that humour interventions could be effective to influence people's behaviour and intentions around their health.

Health - Psychology - 19.08.2021

Economics / Business - Psychology - 10.08.2021
Behavioral economics, explained
Behavioral economics combines elements of economics and psychology to understand how and why people behave the way they do in the real world.

Psychology - 09.08.2021
'Body language has an enormous influence on our perceptions of people': Münster University psychologist Simon Breil researches into how much is revealed by non-verbal features such as gestures and facial expressions
’Body language has an enormous influence on our perceptions of people’: Münster University psychologist Simon Breil researches into how much is revealed by non-verbal features such as gestures and facial expressions
Münster University psychologist Simon Breil researches into how much is revealed by non-verbal features such as gestures and facial expressions First impressions count: a smile on the lips, or dynamic gestures, have a positive effect on the way people's personalities are judged.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 06.08.2021

Psychology - Social Sciences - 03.08.2021

Psychology - Sport - 20.07.2021
Knowledge Exchange Insights: Emotional Intelligence for Teamwork
Highlights from the third session of the Knowledge Exchange training series , facilitated by Yvonne McLean, as part of the ESRC Collaboration Labs Programme, The University of Manchester.

Psychology - Health - 20.07.2021
How the science of wellbeing can help build resilience
From teddy bears in windows to panic buying, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how crises can elicit different human behaviours.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 16.07.2021
Emotion and locomotion crucial from an early age
Emotion and locomotion crucial from an early age
Researchers at the University of Geneva have found that emotion knowledge, cooperative social behaviour and locomotor activity are three key skills for promoting numerical learning in children aged 3 to 6.

Psychology - 13.07.2021
Call for police to use body-worn cameras to record witness statements
Witness accounts given to police ought to be recorded by body-worn video cameras rather than summarised in written statements, according to a new report by criminal law experts at UCL and the University of Melbourne.

Psychology - 09.07.2021
What size is an object? Your description might depend on your intentions
Imagine describing the precise dimensions of a common object-like a coin-for another person. Did you move your hand, pretending to pick one up to show its size? If so, you likely weren't alone.

Psychology - Economics / Business - 08.07.2021
Do I Buy or Not?
Do I Buy or Not?
Würzburg psychologists have studied the phenomenon of impulse buying behaviour. People who focus on enjoyment act differently than people who play it safe.

Psychology - 30.06.2021
Opinion: understanding what feeling ’empty’ means is important for improving our mental health
Trainee Clinical Psychologist Shona Herron (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) co-authors an article discussing her research into feelings of 'emptiness' and what they can mean for people's mental health.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 28.06.2021
Major £2.8 million UKRI funding to explore mental health outcomes for care-experienced young people
Major £2.8 million UKRI funding to explore mental health outcomes for care-experienced young people
The new research led by Dr Rachel Hiller (Bath) and Dr Lisa Holmes (Oxford), will look at the impact of transitions for care-experienced young people.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 16.06.2021
How conversations about race can help Black parents improve adolescents’ psychological outcomes
FACULTY Q&A Black parents' experiences of racial discrimination can negatively affect their children's psychological outcomes-but talking about these experiences and improving racial socialization competency could help prevent these negative outcomes, according to a new study by a University of Michigan researcher.

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.

Psychology - Health - 03.05.2021
Monash to help deliver mental health action program in Australian schools
Australia's first mental health literacy and action program, which seeks to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people at school, is set to be delivered by researchers at Monash University.

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

Social Sciences - Psychology - 29.04.2021
Young adults avoid seeking medical advice during cases of mental ill-health
New research from Monash Business School shows fewer than half of young adults with mental ill-health sought professional medical advice, despite the available services.
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