Psychology, Research in the School

Responding to the pandemic

A huge number of emergency responders have been directly involved with the pandemic. But what impact has this had on their mental health and wellbeing? Dr Gini Harrison and Professor Graham Pike from the School contribute to a new report that highlights the pressures and needs of emergency responders: https://ounews.co/arts-social-sciences/psychology/new-report-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing-of-emergency-responders/ Read more about Gini Harrison's… Continue reading Responding to the pandemic

Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Mum’s Mental Health: Supporting perinatal anxiety

Dr Gini Harrison from the School of Psychology and Counselling researches perinatal anxiety. Here she offers some guidance on maternal mental health with links to more information. As it’s Mothers’ Day, I wanted to write a blog focusing on maternal mental health. We all know that having a baby can be an exciting time; but… Continue reading Mum’s Mental Health: Supporting perinatal anxiety

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