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Dr Richard Joiner receives Mary Tasker Award 2017

Fri Jun 30 03:32:00 BST 2017

Dr Richard Joiner receives the Mary Tasker Award, made in recognition of excellence in teaching at the University. read more »

Dr Sally Adams entry highly commended in the Images of Research competition

Thu Jun 08 14:17:00 BST 2017

Dr Sally Adams entry into the Images of Research competition is highly commended. read more »

Ian Fairholm wins the award for Outstanding Contribution to Peer Assisted Learning 2016-17

Thu Jun 01 15:22:00 BST 2017

Ian Fairholm has won the award for Outstanding Staff Contribution to Peer Assisted Learning 2016-2017 for his role supporting PAL within thePsychology department. read more »

Psychology ranked 1st in Guardian University Guide 2018

Tue May 16 10:18:00 BST 2017

Psychology at the University of Bath has risen to first place in the Guardian University Guide 2018. read more »

Department of Psychology celebrates its 20th Birthday

Mon May 08 14:43:00 BST 2017

As part of the 50th anniversary festival held at the University on 6th May the Department of Psychology celebrated its 20th birthday. read more »

Professor Greg Maio delivers his Inaugural Lecture on The Science of Human Values

Mon May 08 14:13:00 BST 2017

Professor Greg Maio delivers his Inaugural Lecture on The Science of Human Values read more »

Dr Abbie Jordan hosts pediatric pain seminar sponsored by the BPS

Thu Mar 30 12:17:00 BST 2017

The BPS's Research Board has funded 3 seminar days that will bring together researchers, clinicians and young people with an interest in the social challenges faced by adolescents with pain related health conditions. read more »

Students from the Department of Psychology attend the South West Universities/Undergraduate Conference

Mon Mar 20 15:24:00 GMT 2017

Students from the Department of Psychology attend the South West Universities/Undergraduate Conference read more »

Celebrating Women in Science and British Science Week

Fri Mar 17 13:31:00 GMT 2017

To celebrate International Women's Day and British Science Week, six leading women in science share their thoughts on choosing a career in science, challenges for women in STEM and advice for the next generation. read more »

International visit from Reykjavik University

Mon Jan 16 14:31:00 GMT 2017

International visit from Reykjavik University read more »

Psychology staff demonstrate research to HRH Prince Edward

Thu Jan 12 13:47:00 GMT 2017

Psychology staff demonstrate research to HRH Prince Edward read more »

10West architect and builders receive Bath & North East Somerset Council Building Control Award 2016 awards

Mon Jan 09 14:42:00 GMT 2017

Vinci Construction, builders of the new 10West building, received an award for build quality in the Bath & North East Somerset Council Building Control Awards 2016. The architect Charles Jordan (AWW Architects, Bristol) received a highly commended certificate for the design quality of the building. read more »

Professor Danae Stanton Fraser appointed to EPSRC Digital Economy Advisory Board

Mon Jan 09 14:34:00 GMT 2017

Professor Danae Stanton Fraser appointed to EPSRC Digital Economy Advisory Board read more »

Professor Gregory Maio appointed new Head of Department of Psychology

Tue Sep 20 12:49:00 BST 2016

Professor Gregory Maio will be leading the strategic direction of our Department of Psychology. read more »

University of Bath and eminent psychologists open new psychology building and the Centre for Applied Autism Research

Thu Jul 21 16:11:00 BST 2016

The new 10 West building was officially opened on Wednesday 20 July by eminent psychologist Dame Vicki Bruce, an expert on human face perception and person memory. read more »

New research centre aims to create an autism-friendly world

Thu Jul 21 11:52:00 BST 2016

A new Centre for Applied Autism Research has been launched that aims to create an autism-friendly world through world-leading research at the University of Bath. read more »

ERASMUS+ delegation visit Bath for autism support project

Tue Jul 19 10:27:00 BST 2016

20 educational professionals visited the University of Bath this week as part of an international project to develop a web-based mechanism for matching the needs of children with autism to the available resources. read more »

Researchers propose new dual process theory of autism

Wed Jul 13 10:32:00 BST 2016

In a new paper, our researchers propose that those with autism are more likely to use slower and more complex thought processes, rather than rapid intuition. read more »

Placement students exhibit autism research at international conference

Thu Jul 07 15:47:00 BST 2016

Katy Warren and Hannah White shared their research of the interpretation of threats by autistic children and their mothers at a conference in the United States. read more »

Seven psychology students receive the Bath Award

Tue Jun 14 13:31:00 BST 2016

Seven psychology students have received the Bath Award read more »

Researchers from Bath Centre for Pain Research make their mark at Pain Conference

Thu May 26 18:07:00 BST 2016

Researchers from the Bath Centre for Pain Research (BCPR) stood out at this year’s British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, which was held ln Harrogate, 10th-12th May 2016. read more »

Department of Psychology 2nd in all University League Tables

Wed May 25 09:50:00 BST 2016

The Department of Psychology is now 2nd in the Guardian University Guide 2017 and in the Complete University Guide 2017. read more »

Psychology delegation visits Stellenbosch University

Wed Mar 09 11:09:00 GMT 2016

A delegation of 5 academic staff from the psychology department travelled to South Africa at the end of February, 2016, to develop research and education links with colleagues at Stellenbosch University read more »

Instilling scientific rigour at the grassroots: New initiative for undergraduate psychology projects led from Bath

Mon Feb 22 14:53:00 GMT 2016

Instilling scientific rigour at the grassroots: New initiative for undergraduate psychology projects led from Bath. There is increasing awareness of the problem of unreliable findings across social, psychological and biomedical research. read more »

Advanced Training event: ‘Researching Digital Identities in Health Contexts’ 10th March 2016

Wed Feb 10 13:23:00 GMT 2016

The Department of Psychology is coordinating an Advanced Training event on ‘Researching Digital Identities in Health Contexts’ on Thursday 10th March. read more »

Psychology delegation to visit Stellenbosch, South Africa

Mon Feb 01 14:08:00 GMT 2016

The psychology department is developing links with the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. read more »

Psychology staff and PhD students to run after-school psychology club

Wed Dec 09 11:39:00 GMT 2015

A group of psychologists in the Department of Psychology have been invited to run an after-school psychology club for primary-age children. read more »

Ed Keogh’s review paper is editor’s choice in leading pain journal

Tue Dec 08 11:50:00 GMT 2015

Review on ‘Men, Masculinity and Pain’ features as editor’s choice in leading pain journal read more »

£500 scholarship won by PhD student Niall McLoughlin with his interactive video application

Fri Nov 27 10:46:00 GMT 2015

The University and Find A University Ltd. are thrilled to announce PhD student Niall McLoughlin has won a PhD scholarship prize of £500 read more »

Academy of Medical Sciences publishes report on reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research

Wed Nov 18 10:56:00 GMT 2015

Dr Katherine Button from the Department of Psychology attended the Academy of Medical Sciences, BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust symposium on 1-2 April 2015. read more »

ERASMUS+ autism research collaboration between Bath, Spain and Turkey

Wed Nov 18 09:02:00 GMT 2015

The University of Bath is part of a unique European-wide initiative to develop technology to support people with Autism and their families read more »

Psychology students join local community in 'Ignite your Mind' event

Tue Nov 17 14:50:00 GMT 2015

As part of this year's Being Human Festival research students from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences took part in the 'Ignite your Mind' event at the Ring O' Bells in Widcombe on 16th November. read more »

Department of Psychology 2nd in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

Mon Sep 21 16:03:00 BST 2015

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that it is 2nd according to the latest The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 read more »

Home straight for Paul Salkovskis and Ride4OCD cyclists on epic trip

Tue Aug 25 11:07:00 BST 2015

Clinical psychologist from our Department of Psychology, Professor Paul Salkovskis, has reached the South West on his epic nationwide cycle from John o'Groats to Lands End raising awareness of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and money for the charity OCD-UK. read more »

Successful series of open source courses organised by researchers

Mon Aug 17 15:32:00 BST 2015

Drs Susanna Martin, Tim Gamble and Elizabeth Gabe-Thomas, from the Department of Psychology, were awarded funding from the Researcher Development Fund (RDF) to organise a series of open source courses; these workshops focussed on PsychoPy, Arduino and R. read more »

Department of Psychology ranked third in NSS

Mon Aug 17 12:16:00 BST 2015

Another successful year in the National Student Survey. Overall the undergraduate psychology programmes came 3rd in the UK for psychology with an overall satisfaction rate of 97%. read more »

Danaë Stanton Fraser appointed to EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team

Fri Jul 31 16:07:00 BST 2015

Professor Danaë Stanton Fraser of our Department of Psychology will join the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) Strategic Advisory Team as of 1 August. read more »

Department convenes open source training

Mon Jun 29 16:37:00 BST 2015

Three members of staff from Department of Psychology have been busy organising Open Source training courses for staff and students across the University. read more »

Department of Psychology 2nd in Guardian University League Tables 2016

Mon Jun 01 13:50:00 BST 2015

The Department of Psychology has moved up one place to 2nd in the 2016 Guardian University Guide read more »

Psychology student wins Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for outstanding original research

Fri May 29 14:14:00 BST 2015

Psychology student Tara Cheetham has won the Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for outstanding original research following her competition presentation 'Learning to cope under pressure: manipulating stress and exploring resilience in children'. read more »

Psychology students and staff win a string of community awards

Wed Apr 29 15:37:00 BST 2015

Staff and students in Department of Psychology won a string of awards at the University's Community Awards. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the hard work and enthusiasm of students and staff. read more »

Department of Psychology 2nd in Complete University Guide 2016

Tue Apr 28 16:09:00 BST 2015

Department of Psychology 2nd in Complete University Guide 2016 read more »

International award for University's first Human-Robot interaction paper

Thu Apr 09 09:33:00 BST 2015

Researchers in the Department of Psychology CREATE laboratory have been awarded best paper for enabling experimental studies at the 2015 International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2015). read more »

CREATE lab research showcased at the Big Bang Fair

Tue Mar 24 09:53:00 GMT 2015

In the run up to British Science Week, members of the CREATE lab in the Department of Psychology showcased their research on the EPSRC project, SuperIdentity, at the recent Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair at the NEC in Birmingham read more »

Psychology celebrate hugely successful contribution to REF2014

Thu Jan 08 09:17:00 GMT 2015

The results of REF 2014 confirm the excellence of the research carried out at Bath. read more »

Three year PhD studentship: Using big data to inform policy development and public engagement

Fri Dec 19 10:42:00 GMT 2014

Applications are invited for a full-time University studentship to support and work in the Department of Psychology, alongside the Connecting Data across Public Services research team within the University of Bath Institute for Policy Research. read more »

South-west energy project attracts international interest

Fri Oct 10 14:37:00 BST 2014

The University of Bath has hosted a team of researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The group came over to learn about SoLa Bristol, a ground-breaking engineering project run by Western Power Distribution, which draws heavily on expertise from the University. read more »

New REACT funding to support new games and products for children

Thu Oct 09 10:46:00 BST 2014

Researchers from across our Departments of Education, Psychology and Engineering have been awarded new funding as part of the REACT ‘Play Sandbox’ to support collaborations that develop new products or services for children. read more »

Department of Psychology 2nd in Times/Sunday Times University Guide

Tue Sep 23 10:28:00 BST 2014

The Department of Psychology is ranked 2nd in Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2015 read more »

Welcome to new psychology students starting in 2014

Fri Sep 19 18:24:00 BST 2014

We are pleased to welcome our new students commencing their studies for the 2014/15 academic year in the Department of Psychology. read more »

Dr Mark Brosnan to deliver series of 'Smart Talks' in China

Thu Sep 11 11:20:00 BST 2014

Dr Mark Brosnan has been invited by British Council China to be a guest speaker at a number of 'Smart Talk' interactive presentations throughout September in China. read more »

Department hosts first open research participation day

Thu Aug 14 09:20:00 BST 2014

Researchers from the Department of Psychology CREATE and Cross-modal cognition laboratories opened their doors to visitors for their first open research participation day on 12 August 2014. read more »

Psychology 1st in NSS 2014 with 100% satisfaction

Tue Aug 12 09:25:00 BST 2014

The Department of Psychology is very pleased to receive 100 per cent student satisfaction through the NSS. First and foremost this is reflective of the high quality of teaching our students receive throughout the course of their studies. As a Department we also constantly engage students in the continual improvement of their learning experience. By acting on their feedback we strive to give our students the best possible academic experience possible. read more »

BPS Accreditation for the three new Psychology degrees

Mon Aug 11 11:05:00 BST 2014

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that the three new undergraduate degrees in psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology - 3 years MSci (Hons) Psychology - 4 years MSci (Hons) Psychology with Placement - 5 years Have all been accredited by the British Psychological Society. read more »

New Foundation in Systemic/Family Therapy course announced

Thu Jul 31 10:19:00 BST 2014

The Department of Psychology is delighted to announce that it will be running a new Foundation in Systemic/Family Therapy course from October 2014. read more »

Professor Alan Lewis - The psychology of economic decision making

Wed Jul 16 12:56:00 BST 2014

Professor Alan Lewis recently presented a talk on the psychology of economic decision making at the Cheltenham Science Festival read more »

Understanding 'attention deficit' in dyslexics could help improve reading

Thu Jul 03 11:48:00 BST 2014

A new study from researchers in our Department of Psychology has revealed that understanding attention deficits in adults with dyslexia may help develop new techniques for reading and writing. read more »

Scientists show how bigger brains could help us see better

Thu Jun 26 09:36:00 BST 2014

Bigger brain areas could have evolved to help us perceive more, and more accurately, according to a new study published today by scientists in our Department of Psychology. read more »

Professor Arne Dietrich to present a seminar on Thursday 26th June

Wed Jun 25 10:15:00 BST 2014

Professor Arne Dietrich will give a talk on Thursday 26 June at 4:15pm in CB 5.6, entitled: "Possible brain mechanisms underlying creative thinking". read more »

Dr Michael Proulx's research features in the THE as 1 of 20 ideas to change the world

Tue Jun 10 15:03:00 BST 2014

Dr Michael Proulx's research features in the THE as 1 of 20 ideas to change the world read more »

Department of Psychology 4th in Guardian League Tables

Tue Jun 03 10:02:00 BST 2014

The Department of Psychology has come fourth in the Guardian league tables for 2015, which is a rise of one place from last year. read more »

Malwina Adamczewska receives a make a difference award

Wed May 28 11:01:00 BST 2014

This year the Chaplaincy has been able to offer up to three £1,000 awards to students who are prepared to make a difference to other peoples’ lives abroad or in the UK. Malwina Adamczewska was given one of these awards for going to work with the Mother Teresa sisters helping the dying on the streets of Calcutta. read more »

CREATE group attend Trowbridge Science & Technology fun day

Mon May 19 13:58:00 BST 2014

Staff and research students from the Department of Psychology's CREATE Lab took part in the Trowbridge Science & Technology fun day on 17 May 2014. read more »

The negative effect of period pain is greater than you think

Mon Apr 14 10:56:00 BST 2014

Menstrual pain causes regular suffering for many women, and its effects are often overlooked and poorly understood, according to pain psychologists. read more »

Congenitally blind visualise numbers opposite way to sighted

Fri Mar 28 10:45:00 GMT 2014

For the first time, scientists have uncovered that people blind from birth visualise numbers the opposite way around to sighted people. read more »

University of Bath students have fun with serious fundraising for Kilimanjaro climb

Wed Mar 26 15:14:00 GMT 2014

A team of students led by Nadia Craddock (a final year psychology student) has so far raised £50,000 for a children's charity as they prepare for a trip of a lifetime.The group of 40 will be climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of the Children's Society, a charity working to help improve the lives of vulnerable children in the UK. read more »

Success at South West Universities Conference

Wed Mar 26 11:26:00 GMT 2014

Bath Psychology students achieved success at the South West Universities Conference which took place on 22nd March at the University of Exeter. read more »

Chronic pain: can treatment over the Internet help?

Wed Mar 19 11:03:00 GMT 2014

Psychologists at Bath have reviewed the evidence for the effectiveness of internet treatments for chronic pain. read more »

Bath students visit Palace of Westminster

Wed Feb 12 12:21:00 GMT 2014

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) sent eight of our students to the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday 29 January for a visit hosted by Lord Patel, Shadow Minister for Communities. read more »

Keep it complex and improve your brain power!

Thu Jan 23 13:37:00 GMT 2014

If your New Year’s resolutions include toning the brain as well as the body, the key could be a vigorous mental workout. Researchers from our Department of Psychology have discovered that persevering with complex tasks could improve our ability to learn. read more »

Professor Danaë Stanton Fraser Inaugural Lecture: Co-designing technologies that help us collaborate and learn

Thu Dec 19 11:44:00 GMT 2013

Professor Danaë Stanton Fraser led her inaugural lecture at the University of Bath on 27 November 2013 entitled ‘How do we co-design technologies to help us collaborate and learn?’ read more »

Student entrepreneurs win funding from Dragons

Wed Dec 04 12:30:00 GMT 2013

Student entrepreneurs have secured over £2000 of seed funding in this year’s Dragons’ Den competition, held by Enterprise Bath on 6th November. read more »

Professor calls for more effective regulation of online alcohol marketing aimed at young people

Fri Nov 01 12:46:00 GMT 2013

A professor of social psychology from the University of Bath is calling for tighter regulations around alcohol marketing aimed at young people who use social network sites. read more »

Autism summer school helps young people get to university

Fri Oct 25 09:00:00 BST 2013

The Department of Psychology held a hugely successful summer school for young people on the autism spectrum (ASD) who are applying, or thinking of applying to university. read more »

Climate change worry good for planet

Tue Oct 01 13:20:00 BST 2013

A study by psychologists at Bath has found that people who excessively worry about climate change should not be stigmatised. read more »

Psychology Department ranked second in Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Fri Sep 27 11:34:00 BST 2013

The Psychology Department has been ranked in 2nd place in this year's Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2014 read more »

Children needed for stress study

Fri Sep 27 09:18:00 BST 2013

Researchers in Psychology are investigating how children cope with stress and are looking for youngsters to help them with their study. read more »

Professor joins University to continue research into health psychology

Fri Sep 20 10:34:00 BST 2013

Social Psychologist Professor Julie Barnett has joined the Department of Psychology from Brunel University where she will work to develop the already strong profile of health psychology at Bath. read more »

Dr Proulx recognised by American Psychological Association

Fri Sep 06 13:26:00 BST 2013

Psychologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Dr Michael Proulx, has been elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA). read more »

New undergraduate programmes launched for 2014/15

Mon Aug 19 16:01:00 BST 2013

We are pleased to announce three new undergraduate psychology programmes will be taught within the Department of Psychology from 2014. read more »