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The Privacy Mismatch: Evolved Intuitions in a Digital World

By Joe Green Imagine you’re on a busy train texting a friend when you notice a stranger sneakily reading your texts from over your shoulder. Your natural response would probably be to recoil as you realise your privacy is being

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Ho, ho, ho… it’s beginning to look a lot like (a Green) Christmas

By Maruša Levstek With Christmas songs on repeat, a tree in the corner waiting to be decorated and an apple pie in the oven, I still struggle to comprehend how the year has come around so quickly. Although this is

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Do you know what I’m thinking? – a Journey from Mozambique to Sussex

Paloma Manguele is a PhD student in the Attention Lab. She studies mind wandering, a concept she is cautious to translate into her first language, Portuguese. “I guess the word could be ‘divagaçao’ – digression – but not exactly,” she

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The psychology of youth empowerment through music

by Maruša Levstek For the past two years, I have been researching young people’s experiences of inclusive music-making and the psychology behind it. I have worked closely with a variety of inclusive music projects also known as the Our Future

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How can sustainable behaviours be encouraged?

By Alaa Aldoh Climate change is a pressing global issue with devastating effects on human life, animals, and the environment. On average, every year in the last 5 years has been the warmest year on record as a result of

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Tackling hate – from parliament to campus

By Carina Hoerst Two weeks ago was National Hate Crime Awareness Week. What started in 1999 as a reaction to attacks on the Black and LGBT community has become a big event and takes place every year since. Today, it

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Breaking down the psychological barriers to success at school

Looking into how carefully-targeted low-cost interventions can reduce the psychological barriers to success of some groups of school students and help them prepare for a happy and productive life. by Ian Hadden It only takes a quick glance at GCSE

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Grouping by attainment in schools: can psychological interventions help turbo-charge poor students’ performance?

By Ian Hadden Last month I attended the impressive – and buzzy – sell-out researchED 2018 annual conference in London. The highlight for me was a fascinating piece of research presented by Becky Francis and Jeremy Hodgen of the UCL Institute

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Psychology’s Ingenious Bar

We work hard to provide a great student experience for our students. We also want to make sure that there is always a place where you can tell us how to make your time at Sussex even better. That place

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Keep calm and manage impulsivity

By Aleksandra Herman Have you ever gone grocery shopping to get some bread and milk, and you found yourself leaving the shop with a bag full of items that you never intended (and needed) to buy? Or maybe you’ve committed

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