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Michael Heap Interview

Psychology MRes student, Kev Sheldrake talks hypnosis theory, therapy and dissociation with retired clinical and forensic psychologist, Michael Heap. I’ve been aware of Michael Heap since I first came across the book The Highly Hypnotisable Person, of which Michael is

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Digital Mental Health: the past, present and future

By Dr Faith Matcham At the time of writing this, there were 52,564 healthcare and medical apps available to download on the Google Play store. According to a Deloitte report[1], global spending on mental health apps is likely to reach

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Age is just a number: Cross-generational conversations are more positive than you expect

By Dr Joshua Moreton Picture this: Walking through a park on a pleasant day, you decide to stop and rest on a park bench. However, only two benches are available, and both already have someone sitting there: one with someone

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Traumatic Experiences Among Late-diagnosed Autistic Women

By Sophie Longley, MSc Experimental Psychology student I was diagnosed with autism last year, at 28 years old. Strangely, the diagnosis was not a surprise. In fact, it finally provided answers for why I felt so out of place in

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Desserts of the World

By Saara Musadick, Graduate Associate ‘Desserts of the World’ returned to the Pevensey 1 building for One World Sussex Week! Hosted in the Bridge Café, the event celebrated our diverse student and staff population. Desserts were used as a way

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Make It Happen Events and Sussex Connect

By Louise Drake, Psychology Careers Connector The Make it Happen events are an amazing new set of panel events targeting several different job sectors and career types, where you can hear how graduates from the University of Sussex got into

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Careers Advice – Where Do I Start?!

By Louise Drake, Psychology Careers Connector. Thinking about your career, at any point during your degree, can feel like a daunting prospect. In first year, it feels much too early, in second year your schedule is chock-full, and in third

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How Does Prior Knowledge Affect Learning of New Information?

By Petar Raykov, Psychology Research Fellow at Sussex. I am not one to enjoy promoting myself, yet I have been in Sussex for a while now and I quite like the research I have been doing here, so here it

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A First Year Student’s Perspective of Studying Psychology at Sussex

By Eli Hooper As a person, I feel I have a pretty unique experience of first year psychology so, to begin with, let me introduce myself. Hi, my name is Eli. This is actually my second year studying at the

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Interview with Professor Zoltan Dienes – leading researcher on hypnosis

University of Sussex professor, Zoltan Dienes talks cold control theory and phenomenological control with Psychology MRes student, Kev Sheldrake. I first heard of Zoltan Dienes (pronounced ‘dee-en-es’, or more correctly, ‘dee-en-esh’) when I devoured the theory section of the Oxford

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