Psychology, Social Psychology

Migrant kids: Sarah Crafter conference presentation

Professor Gail Kinman has written a  conference review piece for The Psychologist about the recent presentation Sarah Crafter gave at the BPS Annual Conference. We are experiencing an unprecedented migration crisis, with many millions of people leaving their homes to seek refuge from violent conflicts, natural disasters and human rights violations. Even when they arrive… Continue reading Migrant kids: Sarah Crafter conference presentation

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Psychology, Social Psychology

How to manage the digital-related stress of technology

How can we avoid the stress and anxiety associated with the digital age? Dr Gini Harrison and Dr Mathijs Lucassen give us five tips... In a related article on the dark side of technology, we explored how research is starting to show that smartphone and multimedia use is related to anxiety and poor cognitive function.… Continue reading How to manage the digital-related stress of technology

Psychology, Social Psychology

Stress and anxiety in the digital age: The dark side of technology

What is it about new technology that is making many of us anxious and stressed? Dr Gini Harrison and Dr Mathijs Lucassen explore the top five stressors: Technology is everywhere, and mobile phones have become an essential part of everyday life. According to Ofcom’s 2017 figures, 94% of adults in the UK own a mobile… Continue reading Stress and anxiety in the digital age: The dark side of technology

Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

Terror, Violence and the public sphere: New publication by David Jones

A new publication by David Jones explores links between the public sphere, modern identities, free speech and terrorism. The past two decades have witnessed huge global interest in acts of ‘terror’. Many commentators have observed how the various mass media appear to play a key role in the transmission of this terror (e.g. Burke 2016;… Continue reading Terror, Violence and the public sphere: New publication by David Jones

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Sex advice in The Conversation

Our Meg-John Barker had a piece published in The Conversation about their book  Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture with Rosalind Gill and Laura Harvey. Five problematic sex messages perpetuated by advice manuals I can’t recommend reading over 60 sex advice manuals. I spent several months doing this and it results in a particular combination of sadness, anger and… Continue reading Sex advice in The Conversation