Archive for the ‘Psychology’ Category

New study to investigate links between cybercrime and autistic traits

Our new study, launching today, will assess the links between autism and autistic-like traits and cybercrime.

Volunteers with anxiety-related conditions needed

We are trying to learn more about the factors which may encourage or discourage people with anxiety disorders to choose or choose not to seek help with the NHS and/or a mental health charity organisation such as Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK).

Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated

Research Fellow Emma Williams (Psychology) has co-authored an article on cyber security for The Conversation.

Take part in our study & learn more about decision-making

With this study we want to understand more about the developmental changes that take place as we age, so we can look towards the ways in which these challenges might be mitigated.

Free online course: How new apps help children with autism

Free, four-week, online course, run by Psychology, aimed at improving support for children with autism

Innovative online course to support children with autism

Our latest MOOC from the Centre for Applied Autism Research will help parents and practitioners support young people living with autism.

Greg Maio writes in Psychology Today

Head of Department of Psychology writes on how identifying with a group can make us feel more confident about our attitudes

Researchers seek answers to help overcome life’s challenges

A new research project is to investigate the ways in which different people cope with crises, why some sail through life, yet others struggle. Researchers in the Department of Psychology want to draw on the experiences of people aged 65 and older because they are most likely to have witnessed and lived through the greatest number of life-affecting events, and the most difficult ones.

Building Control Awards for quality of 10W

We were delighted to learn that both the architect and builders of our 10 West building have received Bath & North East Somerset Council Building Control Award 2016 Awards.

How much do we know about the psychology of violence?

Professor Paul Salkovskis (Psychology) writes for The Conversation.

Where is the 'alt-left' on social media? The Conversation

Dr Phillip Brooker and Professor Julie Barnett (Dept of Psychology) write for The Conversation

Towards a new science of autism: 7 Dec

Professor Liz Pellicano, from UCL Institute of Education, will give the first Centre for Applied Autism Research CAAR annual lecture on 7 December 2016.

From lab bench to backbench: University of Bath researchers visit politicians in Westminster

Three researchers from the University of Bath will be learning how their research can inform legislation when they visit the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.

Icelandic Ambassador visits the Uni

Top level diplomat, His Excellency Mr Thórdur Aegir Óskarsson, welcomed by VC & Professor Paul Salkovskis

Guardian blog: Moral matrix that influences how people vote

Nathalia Gjersoe, senior lecturer in developmental psychology, writes about Moral Foundations Theory.

Could pain be socially transferable?

Dr Ed Keogh, Reader in Psychology, writes for The Conversation.

How to...combat climate change: Thu 13 Oct

Join Bath researchers for a fascinating evening of discussions & debate about a subject which affects us all

Our perception of growing old needs some get up & go

Dr Cassie Phoenix (Health) writes for The Conversation.

Students get ready to attend One Young World Conference 2016

Emma Powell, a third-year BA (Hons) Education with Psychology student, and Mohammad Lone, a second-year BSc (Hons) Economics student, will travel to Canada at the end of September to meet with other young leaders from across the world to discuss issues of global importance.

Kate Button on publication bias in academic publishing

The open access journal, BMC Psychology, has announced it will launch the first ever randomized controlled trial to find out if a 'results free' peer-review process can help reduce publication bias.