Press office news tagged 'psychology'
Don’t panic, it’s a test: expert welcomes new UK alerts service but says benefits will only be known following a real emergency
University of Plymouth news: Professor Judy Edworthy believes the first test of the new UK Emergency Alerts service will be a step into the unknown for authorities and the public alike.
Bottle with a message
University of Plymouth news: An international team of researchers used a writing activity to explore schoolchildren’s perceptions of marine litter and how they are responding to the increasing global problem.
Appearance related anxiety – and the tool which is helping people post-lockdown
People with visible differences, and those who suffer appearance related anxiety, are encouraged to try the FaceIT@home programme
Researchers and charity launch online tool to help people deal with psychological impact of having a ‘visible difference’
A ‘life-changing’ programme to help adults with visible differences such as scars and burns is being made publicly available for the first time.
Brain imaging expertise supports new discoveries on decision-making process
Research carried out by a University academic has shed new light on the fundamentals of how, and why, we make the decisions we do.
Study to explore whether new therapy can help address problem drinking
A psychological therapy found to be effective in helping people achieve and maintain weight loss is being trialled to see if it can support patients with chronic liver disease to stop drinking.
Promises found to reduce cheating in large study of adolescents
New research has found that adolescents who promised to be truthful were less likely to ‘cheat’ than those who did not, even when they could not be found out.
Online abuse expert helps Facebook, Google and others shape new approach to child protection
An academic specialising in child sexual exploitation has given expert guidance to Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants as they publish a new 15-year roadmap on protecting young people against online harm.
University researcher takes part in major study driving improvement in scientific methodology
Lecturer in Psychology Dr Nadège Bault took part in the Neuroimaging Analysis, Replication and Prediction Study (NARPS), published in Nature.
Reconnecting with nature key for the health of people and the planet
A study led by researchers at the University of Plymouth is the first to investigate – within a single study – the contribution of both nature contact and connection to human health, wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviours
Tackling inequality one word at a time – experts put spotlight on language development in Arabic speaking countries
A new project is to help identify preschoolers in Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and the West Bank with delayed speech, in a bid to reduce academic and social disadvantage.
Experts gather to debate international impact of environmental psychology
The International Conference on Environmental Psychology 2019 is taking place at the University of Plymouth from September 4-6