Yearly Archives: 2023

Tips for surviving in-person exams

By Mia Brady The prospect of in-person exams is a daunting one for many, particularly when you’ve never done them at university level before. Psychology masters student and Inclusivity in Psychology connector Mia Brady shares some of the tips that

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My placement with ACoRNS and an ever-growing interest in autism

By Anjali Das As part of World Autism Acceptance Week, Psychology graduate Anjali Das writes about her work placement with the ACoRNs team and the experiences that have influenced her future goals and passion for autism research. One year ago,

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The Brain Energy Lab: connecting and collaborating is fundamental to everything we do

By Catherine Hall The theme for this year’s British Science Week is connections and we thought it would be a good opportunity to ask one of our psychology lecturers, Dr Catherine Hall to tell us some of the reasons why

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Being a neurodivergent researcher: imposter thoughts, doom-boxes and the academic monolith

By Josh Francis In recognition of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Psychology PhD student and neurodivergent researcher, Josh Francis has written about his experiences and personal journey through university which led him to his ADHD diagnosis. In this blog, Josh expresses his

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Why my placement has changed my life

By Kerry Moor We asked one of our current 2022-23 Psychology Professional placement students to tell us about their experience so far. Kerry is completing an internal research placement with the School of Psychology for the Sussex Centre for Research

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Romantic relationships: a psychologist’s view

On traditionally the most romantic day of the year we couldn’t resist the opportunity to put a few questions to social psychologist and romantic relationships expert, Dr Mariko Visserman who recently joined us at Sussex. In this Blog, Mariko shares

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Reflections on the Manchester Arena public inquiry: Can group psychology help?

By Louise Davidson According to Part Two of the public inquiry into the Manchester Arena Attack, one of the key problems with the response on the night was that the three emergency services failed to act as one team. Instead,

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