Dr Zoe Walkington from the School of Psychology and Counselling fronts a new BBC film which investigates the psychology of stories and reading. You may be surprised by the findings it reports. You can see the film here: https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/what-actually-happens-inside-us-when-we-read/p07h9t70?playlist=made-in-partnership-with-the-open-university
Last week Stephanie Taylor attended the School's conference for PhD students. Academic study implies a trajectory. First you study one module, then another, until eventually you’ve completed a qualification – probably a BA or BSc. At that point, most people have fulfilled their study goals. However it’s possible that you want to obtain a higher… Continue reading A PhD in Psychology?
In this week's social psychology blog, Stephanie Taylor discusses some responses to the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. You can read the blog post here.
Our Catriona Havard has a piece published in The Conversation today on police photo lineups: Identification parades can be powerful evidence in securing convictions in criminal cases. But eyewitness evidence is notoriously prone to errors – and organisations such as the Innocent Project have found out that 70% of wrongful convictions that were later exonerated had verdicts based on… Continue reading Police photo lineups: how background colours can skew eye witness identification
In this week's social psychology blog, Stephanie Taylor looks ahead to the UK holiday weekend and considers the meanings of Easter and futures, and reasons to be cheerful, or not. You can read the blog here.