Archive for the ‘Psychology’ Category

Why daredevil climbing videos give you sweaty palms

Nathalia Gjersoe, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, writes for The Conversation.

How to participate in psychological studies

Our staff and research students run many projects and experiments throughout the year

Tighter building controls and better education needed to achieve government global warming targets

Thousands of new homes, schools and offices may be using much more energy than they should, and the reason is rather unexpected, according to the authors of a new study published by the University of Bath.

Gregory Maio inaugural: The science of human values: Thu

In his inaugural lecture, Professor Gregory Maio (Psychology) will highlight evidence that there are strong similarities in values between cultures, despite widespread belief that values differ between cultures.

Matching autistic people with technology resources

Mark Brosnan discusses some of the challenges and solutions for parents and carers of autistic people, and shares more about the course Smart-ASD: Matching Autistic People with Technology Resources.

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.