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Health - Psychology - 05.07.2017
Wiki breakthrough for researchers
Researchers at the Institute of Mental Health , based at The University of Nottingham, have created a one-step process of getting the best research evidence directly into Wikipedia - helping all those seeking information on their health condition and treatment. Students working within the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group , based at the Institute of Mental Health, have developed the SEED (Systematic EvidEnce Dissemination) programme - a function which automatically places tables of research findings into the relevant Wikipedia pages.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 05.07.2017
Gene mutation can cause brain malformation in children
Researchers from Cardiff University and Université Libre de Bruxelles have identified how the function of a key gene significantly impacts nerve stem cell growth, and how it can lead to abnormal brain development in unborn babies if the system goes awry. The new research reveals a pivotal role for the Dmrta2 gene in regulating the division of cells and the production of specialised cells.

Health - Psychology - 05.07.2017
Being on a zero-hours contract is bad for your health, new study reveals
Young adults who are employed on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health, and are at higher risk of poor mental health than workers with stable jobs. Researchers from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) analysed data on more than 7,700 people living in England who were born in 1989-90 and are being followed by a study called Next Steps.

Health - Psychology - 29.06.2017
Coffee, cake and science on the menu at popular event
Is having appointments with pharmacists at the doctors surgery a good idea? How easy is it to be distracted? Do you understand how many units are in alcohol? These are just a few of the questions researchers from the University of Nottingham are hoping to start finding the answers to at their 'Café Connect' event taking place at the Contemporary on 29-30 th June.

Psychology - 23.06.2017
World War II bombing associated with resilience, not ‘German Angst’
Experiencing traumatic events may be associated with greater mental resilience among residents rather than causing widespread angst, suggests a study published this week that investigated the effect of World War II bombing on the mental health of citizens in German cities. Maybe this stereotype of 'German Angst' isn't entirely valid Jason Rentfrow Germans have been stereotyped as being industrious and punctual, but also as being more likely to be anxious and worried, a phenomenon described as 'German Angst'.

Psychology - Career - 22.06.2017
Authenticity key to landing a new job
At job interviews, relax and be yourself - if you're good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving UCL researchers. Published today in the Journal of Applied Psychology , the study by UCL, Bocconi University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and London Business School, found that high-quality candidates who strive to present themselves accurately during the interview process significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a job offer.

Health - Psychology - 23.05.2017
City life could present psychosis risk for adolescents
Living in a city could significantly increase young people's vulnerability to psychotic experiences, according to a new study from King's College London and Duke University. Published today in Schizophrenia Bulletin , the study found that British adolescents raised in major cities in England and Wales were over 40 per cent more likely to report psychotic experiences (e.g.

Health - Psychology - 11.05.2017
Mental health first aid in the workplace - is it working?
One in three UK adults of working age are likely to be experiencing a mental health problem. So how do we identify those most in need of help and provide support before it results in long-term sickness absence or even so-called 'presenteeism', where people turn up for work but may not be able to function as effectively? Researchers at the University of Nottingham are using Mental Health Awareness Week to shine a light on the issue of mental health in the workplace - and to launch a new study aimed at finding out whether an international initiative to tackle it is actually making a difference.

Psychology - Health - 09.05.2017
Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows
Pupils’ mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows
School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new study carried out in east London and led by an academic at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study, published in the journal PLOS one , investigated whether a new psychological programme, which was integrated into the school curriculum could promote resilience - the ability to recover after setbacks - and prevent depression in 11-12 year old girls.

Health - Psychology - 04.05.2017
Link between chronic childhood illness and later life mental health problems
Link between chronic childhood illness and later life mental health problems
Study reveals link between chronic childhood illness and later life mental health problems A new study into the effects of chronic physical illness in children on their life-long mental health has found that such experiences appear to increase the chances of them having depression and anxiety in adulthood.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 26.04.2017
Language shapes how the brain perceives time
Language has such a powerful effect, it can influence the way in which we experience time, according to a new study. Professor Panos Athanasopoulos, a linguist from Lancaster University and Professor Emanuel Bylund, a linguist from Stellenbosch University and Stockholm University, have discovered that people who speak two languages fluently think about time differently depending on the language context in which they are estimating the duration of events.

Health - Psychology - 20.04.2017
Phobia of dentists leads to more decay and tooth loss, new study finds
People who have a severe fear of the dentist are more likely to have tooth decay or missing teeth, according to a new study from King's College London. The study, published today in the British Dental Journal , compared the oral health of people with and without dental phobia. The results showed that people with dental phobia are more likely to have one or more decayed teeth, as well as missing teeth.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 19.04.2017
First evidence for higher state of consciousness found
First evidence for higher state of consciousness found
Researchers have uncovered the first scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness. In the study, neuroscientists observed a sustained increase in the diversity of brain signals of people under the influence of psychedelic drugs, compared with when they were in a normal 'awake and aware' state.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 19.04.2017
First evidence for higher state of consciousness found
First evidence for higher state of consciousness found
First evidence for higher state of consciousness found Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase in neural signal diversity - a measure of the complexity of brain activity - of people under the influence of psychedelic drugs, compared with when they were in a normal waking state.

Psychology - 31.03.2017
Children with autism find understanding facial expressions difficult but make similar mistakes as peers
Children with autism find understanding facial expressions difficult but make similar mistakes as peers
Young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) have difficulties recognising and distinguishing between different facial expressions, according to research from one of the largest studies to look at emotion recognition in children and adolescents with ASC. The University of Bristol findings are published today [31 Mar 2017] in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Psychology - 29.03.2017
Look into my eyes: why those who experience hypnosis are unlikely to be faking it
Look into my eyes: why those who experience hypnosis are unlikely to be faking it
Look into my eyes: why those who experience hypnosis are unlikely to be faking it New research from scientists at the University of Sussex has taken a major step towards unlocking the secrets of hypnosis and gathering evidence that suggests that subjects aren't faking the effects of it. Researchers at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex have utilised a simple trick of the mind to further investigate the idea that subjects under the spell of hypnosis are in fact experiencing hypnotic action as involuntary.

Psychology - Career - 20.03.2017
Opinion: The science 'reproducibility crisis' - and what can be done about it
Opinion: The science ‘reproducibility crisis’ - and what can be done about it
Reproducibility is the idea that an experiment can be repeated by another scientist and they will get the same result. It is important to show that the claims of any experiment are true and for them to be useful for any further research. However, science appears to have an issue with reproducibility.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 16.03.2017
Natural measures to prevent floods are not a ’silver bullet’
Research has revealed that the more often people eat with others the more likely they are to feel happy and satisfied with their lives. New research from the University of Oxford has revealed that the more often people eat with others, the more likely they are to feel happy and satisfied with their lives.

Health - Psychology - 16.03.2017
Better sleep feels like winning the lottery
Improving your sleep makes you feel as good as a lottery winner - leading to high levels of health and wellbeing over time - say University of Warwick psychologists Quality of sleep more important than quantity for optimal health and happiness Study analysed link between sleep and mental & physical wellbeing in households across the UK Working on better sleep could be an effective, cheap and simple public health strategy Improving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery, according to research by the University of Warwick.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 13.03.2017
Most effective vocabulary learning technique revealed
Most effective vocabulary learning technique revealed
UCL and language learning app Memrise have announced the winner of the first 'Memprize', a competition to find the world's most efficient and effective vocabulary learning technique. A team from Radboud University in the Netherlands won the prize after over a year of in-depth real-life empirical experiments involving more than 10,000 Memrise users as volunteers.