Psychology in the world, Uncategorized

Compassion is for self, not just for others

At a dark point in the year, Dr Kerry Hughes from the School reminds us to attend to self-care, and self-compassion. In this dark time of the year, when Spring is as yet unsprung, as night claims the hours when work has ceased but we are not yet done, remember self-compassion.    When repeated requests for… Continue reading Compassion is for self, not just for others

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Prenatal mental health during COVID-19; the importance of social support, thinking style, and countering loneliness

Dr Gini Harrison discusses her new research on how COVID-19 impacts on pregnant women, and the steps they can take to counter some of the negative effects. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has placed a significant strain on people’s mental health. And this may be amplified for pregnant women (who are classed as a… Continue reading Prenatal mental health during COVID-19; the importance of social support, thinking style, and countering loneliness

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Managing those family conversations over the holiday…

This strange and difficult year has given rise to conspiracy theories and fake news. In this BBC News article, Dr Jovan Byford from the School offers some advice on how to avoid arguments about them - which may be particularly useful during seasonal family conversations. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-55350794

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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

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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