Yearly Archives: 2016

Reflections on the first 2 years of studying psychology

By Judi Luxmoore I have just finished the second year of my degree and it is overwhelming to think about how much knowledge I have gained, and how much I have grown as a person. I have worked hard, partied

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Reflections of a first year PhD student

By Mateo Leganés Fonteneau Doing a PhD was never my lifetime objective. When I finished college I started studying an engineering degree, but I realised quite soon that it wasn’t what I’d expected. I then went on to study Social

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Explaining involuntary influence: Beyond contagion

By John Drury   A recent article on the Brexit debate suggested that there is a fear among Governments that Brexit would lead to ‘referendum contagion’. The term ‘contagion’ here denotes not only the idea of behaviour spreading rapidly, but also

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LA DOLCE VIVA

By Kate Arnold The VIVA… two syllables that fill any PhD student with a whole cocktail of emotions. This was the recipe for mine: Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon of excitement Juice of 3-5 years of tears A generous dash of imposter

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Feeling like an Academic Celebrity: Talks, workshops, and constant sunshine for a month in Australia

By Yasin Koc There are times I spent seven days a week in my office, working until late hours, trying to meet my self-induced deadlines to write another paper or do some more data analysis. Although I always say I

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My first year as a psychology student!

When I was asked to write this blog for the School of Psychology initially I was overwhelmed; not because I didn’t have anything to say, but because I probably have too much. In the short 9 months that I have

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It’s not just what you’re saying

By Jordan Raine Have you ever heard of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon? If you haven’t, you’ve definitely experienced it at some time in your life. It’s the term given for when you learn, notice or experience something for the first time,

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Behavioural Genetics for Education

by Darya Gaysina I am a co-editor (with Yulia Kovas and Sergei Malykh) of the book ‘Behavioural Genetics for Education’, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan last month (http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137437310). This book is dedicated to the role of nature (genetics) and

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My first paper

By Jennifer Mankin This spring, my first paper on synaesthesia and language appears in an upcoming edition of Cognition. While I know that getting a paper published is always a rigorous and difficult process – as indeed it should be

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Horses read human facial expressions of emotion – Sussex Research

By Amy Smith Undeniably, horses have funny faces. Long nose, eyes on the sides of the head, wiggly ears…morphologically they look very different to humans, yet it turns out they are pretty good at looking across the species barrier to

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