Yearly Archives: 2015

Clara Wilson’s JRA experience

Even before I was aware of the JRA scheme I was keen to help out on projects done by the Mammal Vocal Communication and Cognition Research Group at Sussex. The work I was most interested in concerned the cognitive abilities

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Can meditation make you less prejudiced?

By Xander Stell Although meditation and related practices once were considered too ‘esoteric’ to study scientifically, research on these topics has burgeoned within psychology and neuroscience. This is, in part, because meditation has been linked to a raft of positive outcomes such as greater

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The Undergraduate Student Mentor Scheme

Hi!,  We’re the new Psychology Undergraduate Student Mentors. We are second and third year undergraduate students who have been trained to provide information and support to other students in the School of Psychology. We can offer information and support on

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Apes Point from a Distance

By David Leavens Recently, van der Goot, Tomasello, and Liszkowski (2014) reported that human infants, but not great apes, pointed to desirable objects from a distance. The 10 apes in their study all moved as close as possible to desirable

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Experience with the JRA scheme

By Ruihan Wu   In the spring term of the second year of my undergraduate degree, I applied to the Junior Research Associate (JRA) scheme, with Nicola Yuill of the Children and Technology Lab (insert link) as my supervisor. This

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Unexpected

By Hause Lin   Many assigned readings for most modules seemed uninteresting at best. Two papers in particular—White’s (1967) “The historical roots of our ecologic crisis” and Hardin’s (1968) “The tragedy of the commons”—come instantly to mind. These titles just

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Transferable Skills

Confession 1: I hate writing letters of recommendation. Of course, I still do it and I try to do it well. But I find writing letters of recommend to be relatively stressful. Each year, thousands of students graduate with an

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Do multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) lead to anxiety and depression in later life?

By Ellen Thompson I recently had the honour of winning The Best Poster Award at the 2015 Psychology student poster conference! I have just commenced the second year of my PhD (how time flies!) and wanted to take this opportunity

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5 Minutes Thesis Competition

On Friday 4th September, we held a 5 Minute Thesis competition for doctoral students, where speakers explained their research to a non-specialist audience within just five minutes. We applied for funding from the Researcher Led Initiative run by the Sussex

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The School Technicians

You probably already know that the school of psychology has two dedicated technicians, Dan Hyndman and Martha Casey, who are here to provide research and technical support to all members of the school. But you might not have heard of

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