On this episode, Dr. Laura Farrugia and Professor Gavin Oxburgh tell us about their work on effective police questioning and the app they are developing to help police officers become better questioners.
On this episode Dr. Amanda Rotella tells us about her research on social competition and how we use social signals to choose our friends, romantic partners, and preferred colleagues. We talk about how and why these judgements are useful and why they’re adaptive in a biological market where we have limited resources and choices.
You can keep up with Amanda’s research on Twitter @amRotella and on her website.
On this episode we celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with Richard Rawlings who tells us about his research exploring the ways in which LGBTQ+ people use dating apps to form connections in rural and urban settings. We discuss resilience and how both the city and country offer different challenges and opportunities for queer people to find connection.
Dr. Carolina Are is an Innovation Fellow at the Centre for Digital Citizens. The Centre for Digital Citizens is a joint initiative with colleagues at Newcastle and Northumbria University from computing, design, law, and psychology who study how to make the internet a safer place for everyone. Carolina’s work centres on understanding why certain people are deplatformed and how to encourage social media platforms to prevent unnecessary deplatforming.
To follow Carolina’s research check out her website bloggeronpole.com or follow her on Twitter @bloggeronpole
(Fittingly, my work computer wouldn’t let me access Carolina’s website…)
This week Juli tells us about her work as a student representative and the importance of having students who can advocate for student needs. We also discuss the wonderful opportunities that arise from student rep work.
You can get in touch with Juli on her LinkedIn page.
To find out more about the role of a student rep, check out this info on the NU Students’ Union website.
If you would like to become a student rep, you can let your personal tutor or one of your lecturers know. You can also contact your program leader (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your interest.
The transcript of today’s episode can be found here.
On this episode of The Big 5 Dr. Harry Clelland tells us about his work on using different types of language to communicate statistics. His work has the potential to inform medical professionals and health communicators about the best way to communicate risk to patients and the public.
To find out more about the Metascience project Harry will be working on, you can check out their website here.
On this episode, Dominik Polasek tells us about his summer as a visiting research assistant at Harvard University’s Sleep Lab. We also discuss how to get involved in research in the department and find your own international internship.
If you’d like to learn more about sleep research at Harvard you can check out their website here.
To learn more about our sleep research at Northumbria, check out this page.
If you’re a NU Psychology student and want to find out more about getting involved in research, look out for Dr. Michael Craig’s monthly updates on Volunteer Research Assistantships or email him at michael2.craig@northumbriapsy
To follow Dominik’s continued research you can follow him on LinkedIn or Instagram @dominikpolasek
If you’re a student from the Czech Republic looking for funding to come to Northumbria University, check out The Kellner Foundation at their website here.
On this special Halloween episode, Claire Murphy-Morgan tells us about the links between art and psychology, treating eating disorders remotely, and the online communities that are discussing parapsychology. We talk all things parapsychology: ghosts, near-death experiences, and spooky Wikipedia editors.
If you’d like to keep up with the Remote Healthcare for Eating Disorders throughout COVID-19 project you can check out their website or follow the project on Twitter @RHEDC_Project.
You can also follow Claire’s work on parapsychology on Twitter @ClaireMorganM.
To stay updated on episodes you can follow me on Twitter @BrownGenavee.
On this episode, Anna Maughan tells us about her work on conspiracy theories and how emotions may play a role in who is susceptible to them. We also discuss the possible negative effects of medical conspiracy theories.
You can follow Anna’s work on Twitter @annafmaughan.
You can read one of Anna’s papers on Covid-19 Misinformation here.
If you’d like to stay up to date with the podcast, you can follow me on Twitter @browngenavee.