Counselling, Research in the School

Researching psychotherapy using questionnaires

What methodologies are appropriate in the development of new questionnaires in psychotherapy? Dr Gina Di Malta from the School of Psychology and Counselling is lead author of a new article that introduces an in-depth qualitative method called the Three-Step Test Interview (TSTI) in order to refine a psychometric test that can be used in large-scale… Continue reading Researching psychotherapy using questionnaires

CUSP, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Panic Buying and Blame Shifting: Responses to the Pandemic

During this second lockdown, Dr Sebastian Bartos from the School reflects on responses to the pandemic, and social exclusion. In March, shortly before the first lockdown in England, I was asked for my expertise on a topic I knew little about. The host of a local radio programme wanted to chat to me about ‘panic… Continue reading Panic Buying and Blame Shifting: Responses to the Pandemic

Meet people in the School, Psychology

Introducing a new lecturer in the School, Sarah Laurence

We introduce a new lecturer in the School, Dr Sarah Laurence. Sarah, welcome to the School. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.  I am a cognitive psychologist with a particular interest in how we perceive and recognise faces.This topic has always fascinated me because faces are all… Continue reading Introducing a new lecturer in the School, Sarah Laurence

Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Autism, school education and teachers’ beliefs

Dr Helen Kaye from the School introduces a new article about research conducted in Indonesia. In a recent article, together with Kieron Sheehy, a Psychologist and Professor of Education in WELS, and two research colleagues, Dr Budiyanto and Khofidotur Rofiaha from the State University of Surabaya (UNESA) in East Java, I published findings on teachers’ beliefs about the… Continue reading Autism, school education and teachers’ beliefs

Meet people in the School, Psychology

Introducing Kerry Hughes, a new Staff Tutor in the School

This week we meet Kerry Hughes who tells us about her background in psychology and mental health care in the NHS. There is a joke that I have been familiar with for a long time, as a true Liverpudlian (being half Irish).  It tells of a visitor in Dublin asking a local for directions. The reply?… Continue reading Introducing Kerry Hughes, a new Staff Tutor in the School