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The Big 5 episode 3: Dr. Nick Neave on Digital Hoarding “We keep possessions and form attachment to possessions. That’s what humans do.”
On #CleanYourVirtualDesktopDay, Dr. Nick Neave tells us about his research on Digital Hoarding. We learn more about how humans anthropomorphise their possessions and why we have such a hard time throwing things away. Show notes: You can find the transcript of this episode here: Episode 3 Nick Neave transcript.docx For more information on Nick’s research, … Continue reading The Big 5 episode 3: Dr. Nick Neave on Digital Hoarding “We keep possessions and form attachment to possessions. That’s what humans do.”
Its World Menopause Day. In this post, Professor Crystal Haskell-Ramsay explains the basics of menopause and tell us about her teams current research projects.
This week is Hate Crime Awareness Week. To mark the week, Dr Jenny Paterson and Prof Mark Walters tell us about the impact of hate crime and how their work has informed policy and practice linked to hate crime prevention
A team in our department were the overall winners of the Prolific Grant Competition, providing valuable funding for research on risk perception. In this post, Richard Brown tells us about the winning project!
In this blog Dr David Smailes takes a look at some data on how well mental health treatments work versus treatments for other health problems and talks about a key reason why we may have stalled in developing novel, more effective treatments.
Have you ever wondered why we dream? Professor Jason Ellis explores it in this blog
On this episode, on Child Health Day, Chantelle tells us about her experience on the MSc Conversion course which led her to a PhD on pupil well-being. We discuss some of her work on children’s, teachers’, and parents’ views on schooling during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
In this post, Professor Vincent Deary and Dr Duika Burges Watson discuss how COVID smell loss can have profound effects on life, from weight change to intimacy barriers
Dr Santosh Vijaykumar is a senior lecturer in the psychology department. In this blog he talks about the risks of misinformation online and possible solutions.
In this article, Professor Pam Briggs discusses privacy concerns linked to biometric identification
Dr. Mark Moss, Head of the Psychology Department at Northumbria University, tells us about his research into rosemary’s benefits for memory. We also get to learn about how the nose is connected to the brain and why smells are so powerful. “Because we’re always breathing, wherever we go, whatever we’re doing, there’s always an opportunity to see what effects aroma will have on that particular behavior at any given time.”
In this post, Dr Tamsin Saxton talks about her own research looking at why people often pick partners who look similar to their parents
In this blog, Dr Libby Orme talks about how academic staff are trained in learning and teaching
In this blog, Professor Jason Ellis explains the ‘hypnic jerk’ – the startled sensation we get when we feel like we’re ‘falling’ as we drift off to sleep
Our ‘spotlight on’ series interviews academics in the department about their career. In this post, we interview Prof Nick Neave, who is the lead of our Hoarding Research Group.
In this blog, Dr Tom Heffernan talks about how restrictions due to the COVID19 pandeimc have impacted mental health
We spoke to of our current PhD students, Richard Brown, about his award winning MSc research project, his PhD research plans and asked him for advice for current students!
In this blog, Professor Jason Ellis tells us how the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research are helping to address the impact the Covid-19 Pandemic has had on sleep.
In this post, psychology student Joanna Kubiak and cognitive psychologist Dr Andriy Myachykov consider whether speaking multiple languages helps preserve our thinking skills in older age. They also discuss their ongoing research on this topic.
Our ‘spotlight on’ series interviews academics in the department about their career. In this post, we interview Dr Tom Heffernan, who is the author of the students’ guide to studying psychology.
In this blog, Dr Michael Smith talks about his research in to expressive writing, and gives some helpful tips for reducing stress and anxiety
Read this post to learn a bit more about the work we are doing on gender equality
Author: Professor Jason Ellis Sleep disturbance in young adults who are at risk of suicide are a warning sign of worsening suicidal thoughts, according to new research from Stanford University. These findings held true regardless of the study participants’ current levels of depression. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people in … Continue reading Understanding disturbed sleep could help prevent suicides
Authors: Dr Liz Sillence and Dr Lauren Bussey More and more people are going online to search for information about their health. Though it can be a minefield, where unverified sources abound, searching the internet can help people to understand different health problems, and give them access to emotional and social support. For many in … Continue reading How to talk to your doctor about information you find online
In this post, we interviewed Joan Wong, one of our MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology graduates about her experience of the course and her career to date. Joan is now a Senior HR director in the financial technology industry
In this post, Dr Peter Moseley and his collaborator from Durham University, Adam J Powell, talk about their work on auditory hallucinations
Our ‘spotlight on’ series interviews academics in the department about their career. In this post, we interview Dr Andrew McNeill, who is the programme leader for the BSc Psychology programme.
In this post, Dr Daniel Jolley talks about his work developing a conspiracy beliefs questionnaire for young people
In this post, Dr Tamsin Saxton talks about her research looking at the role of facial hair in attractiveness from the perspective of evolutionary psychology
This week is Dementia Action Week. In this post, Psychology student Anna Svorenova and dementia researcher Dr Michael Craig consider the possible impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people living with dementia and their close ones.
Our ‘spotlight on’ series interviews academics in the department about their careers and research expertise. In this post, Dr Katri Cornelissen tells us about her career in researching eating disorders and body image.
Our ‘spotlight on’ series interviews staff within the department about their careers in psychology. Karen is a professor in the psychology department, and a HCPC registered, Clinical Psychologist. Karen is also the lead of our Research and Practice in Developmental Disabilities (RaPiDD) Group.
We interviewed one of our graduates about her career to date. Naomi graduated from the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme, and is now about to finish her training as an Educational Psychologist.
In this blog, Dr Alyson Dodd talks about emotion regulation, with a particular focus on her research into bipolar disorder.
In this blog, Dr Libby Orme talks about her work on using Microsoft Teams to support group work on the psychology programme
In this post, Dr Michael Smith gives advice on managing stress during your undergraduate studies. He draws on some of the exciting research conducted in our Health and Wellbeing research group.
Our ‘spotlight on’ series interviews staff within the department about their careers in psychology. Michael is the Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Psychology Department and an Associate Professor of Health Psychology
Our ‘spotlight on’ series interviews staff within the department about their careers in psychology. Lynn is the Director of Education in the Department and an Associate Professor, working in our Hoarding Research Group.
In this blog, Dr Genavee Brown talks about her research in to mobile phone use, and the impact it can have on the quality of face to face interactions with friends
In this post, Dr Larry Taylor discusses research which shows unique brain areas in Parrots, which are associated with immitating speech and the ability to dance!
In this blog, Professor Nick Neave talks about the work of The Digital Hoarding group at Northumbria.
We interviewed one of our alumni, Megan Holden, about her career to date. Megan graduated from the BSc (Hons) Psychology in 2019 with a specialism in Clinical Psychology. She now works as an Assistant Psychologist supporting a team of Clinical Psycholists, and is working towards applying for the doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
In this blog, Shaun Carlton will talk about his career. Shaun graduated from the BSc (Hons) Psychology in 2015 and went on to do an MSc in Organizational Psychology. He now works as an Associate Consultant at a Talent Strategy Consultancy firm.
Our ‘spotlight on’ series interviews staff within the department about their careers in psychology. Libby is the Deputy Head of the Psychology Department and an Associate Professor of Learning and Teaching (she also manages this blog!)