Could robots be counsellors? Early research shows positive user experience
New research by the School of Psychology has shown for the first time that a social robot can deliver a ‘helpful’ and ‘enjoyable’ motivational interview (MI) – a counselling technique designed to support behaviour change.
Sacrificing one life to save others – research shows psychopaths’ greater force for ‘greater good’
New research from the School of Psychology shows that people would sacrifice one person to save a larger group of people – and in addition, the force with which they carry out these actions could be predicted by psychopathic traits.
Study shows that people switch their morality in the heat of the moment
University of Plymouth news: Virtual reality technology could show how a person would really behave in a morally difficult situation – despite what he or she might claim on paper, according to new research.
Improving body image through novel new tool
A team of artists and scientists – including PhD students from the University of Plymouth – has won a competition to develop a tool that positively and creatively influences a person’s perception of their own body.
Brain imaging lie-detector can be beaten with simple techniques, research shows
An fMRI lie-detector test, which measures brain activity, can be ‘deceived’ by those using mental countermeasures
New film starring Gabriel Byrne features soundtrack made in Plymouth
Hollywood stars dazzle against a sonic backdrop made in Plymouth, in a new film scored by the University of Plymouth’s Dr John Matthias and Jay Auborn from dBs Music.