Department of Psychology


These podcasts are from our public lecture series and feature leading names talking about the latest research in their field.

Understanding and treating anxiety: Making sense of the transition between a necessary emotion and an unnecessary disorder

Professor Paul Salkovskis
Friday, 29 June 2012

Professor Paul Salkovskis talks about understanding and treating anxiety.

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Drinking, music, having fun and stuff: The importance of identity and belonging in young people’s lives

Professor Christine Griffin
Monday, 25 Jul 2011

The lecture focused on Professor Griffin's research about young people's everyday lives and what is important to them. She argued that young people are usually most concerned with fitting in, with where they belong in psychological and social terms - and with having fun. However, young people in affluent western societies are the target of substantial marketing campaigns that take full advantage of this in their advertising, branding and marketing of a range of products.

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The psychology of habit

Professor Bas Verplanken
Friday, 9 October 2009

Professor Bas Verplanken from the University of Bath talks about the psychology of habit and how much of what we do is done at the same time in the same location.

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