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Psychology - 13.06.2024
Social media bans don’t address youth mental health problems, say experts
Closeup of teenage girl holding smartphone outdoors while sitting on metal stairs with group of friends in background, copy space As politicians in the US, France and other countries begin introducing legislation banning the free use of social media by young people, new research has found that these bans do not address youth mental health problems - and could actually cause more harm than good.

Health - Psychology - 13.06.2024
Remembering Dr David Sturgeon, 1947-2024

Psychology - Health - 10.06.2024
Depressive symptoms may hasten memory decline in older people
Depressive symptoms may hasten memory decline in older people
Depressive symptoms are linked to subsequent memory decline in older people, while poorer memory is also linked to an increase in depressive symptoms later on, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL and Brighton and Sussex Medical School. The study, published in JAMA Network Open , looked at 16 years of longitudinal data from 8,268 adults in England with an average age of 64.

Psychology - 05.06.2024
AIs are irrational, but not in the same way that humans are
Large Language Models behind popular generative AI platforms like ChatGPT gave different answers when asked to respond to the same reasoning test and didn't improve when given additional context, finds a new study from researchers at UCL. The study, published in Royal Society Open Science , tested the most advanced Large Language Models (LLMs) using cognitive psychology tests to gauge their capacity for reasoning.

Psychology - Earth Sciences - 04.06.2024
Public event set to help Glaswegians see the light of solstice
As the longest day of the year approaches on June 20th, researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are looking ahead to the mental and physical challenges that people in Scotland can face as light diminishes after the summer solstice.

Health - Psychology - 13.05.2024
Spotlight on... Essi Viding and Argyris Stringaris

Innovation - Psychology - 09.05.2024
Call for safeguards to prevent unwanted ’hauntings’ by AI chatbots of dead loved ones
Cambridge researchers lay out the need for design safety protocols that prevent the emerging "digital afterlife industry" causing social and psychological harm.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 26.04.2024
Report calls for national rollout of local child wellbeing surveys like #BeeWell
Child of the North/Centre for Young Lives report sets out an evidence-based plan to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children through schools to support the 1 in 5 children with a probable mental health condition.

Psychology - 17.04.2024
Programme to tackle children’s mental health delivers more than £5m of benefits to society

Health - Psychology - 11.04.2024
Economic burden of childhood verbal abuse by adults estimated at $300 billion globally

Health - Psychology - 11.04.2024
Pamela Qualter appointed as co-chair of WHO Commission Advisory Group

Health - Psychology - 15.03.2024
Analysis: Child health is in crisis in the UK - here's what needs to change
Analysis: Child health is in crisis in the UK - here’s what needs to change

Health - Psychology - 05.03.2024
Dr Jenifer Sassarini contributes to new Lancet series on menopause
Researchers from the University of Glasgow have contributed to a new Lancet 2024 series which warns about the overmedicalisation of menopause, calling for a new approach to how society views menopause and supports women as they age.

Psychology - Health - 01.03.2024
Being excluded or truant from school leads to mental health problems - and vice versa
Being excluded or truant from school leads to mental health problems - and vice versa
New research from UCL suggests that exclusion and truancy are intrinsically linked to children's poor mental health. Dr Aase Villadsen (Ioe, Faculty of Education) explores how programmes to develop student commitment to learning can tackle both problems in The Conversation. In the aftermath of the pandemic there has been a  substantial increase  in the number of students who are absent from school in the UK, and children are reporting  higher levels  of mental ill health than ever before.

Psychology - 01.03.2024
Behind the scenes with Lily Yang

Health - Psychology - 27.02.2024
£4.3million for world-leading research into severe mental illness

Health - Psychology - 27.02.2024
Bath and GW4 researchers awarded £4.3million for world-leading research into severe mental illness

Health - Psychology - 26.02.2024
Winter blues: battling low morale
Winter blues: battling low morale

Health - Psychology - 23.02.2024
Nearly 10 million households in crisis due to health inequity from cold homes

Psychology - Health - 22.02.2024
Empowering Autistic Teens: New Clinician Advice for Navigating Chronic Pain
Empowering Autistic Teens: New Clinician Advice for Navigating Chronic Pain
New guidance from The University of Bath could help autistic adolescents living with chronic pain, get better treatment.

Health - Psychology - 22.02.2024
Postnatal depression and marginalised women: Shocking revelations from University of Warwick researchers
A new study from the University of Warwick exposes the stark disparities within society that have long supressed the voices of marginalised women dealing with postnatal depression. Titled "The Last Taboo of Motherhood?", and funded by the Wellcome Trust, the project sheds light on how societal structures have stigmatised working-class, unmarried, teenage, disabled, lesbian, and ethnic minority mothers in the delivery of maternity care and responses to maternal mental health throughout the 20 century.

Health - Psychology - 16.02.2024
Mental health needs of young people with language disorder are being neglected
There is an urgent need to address inequality in health services, especially mental health provision, for young people with developmental language disorder (DLD), argue a team led by UCL researchers.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 14.02.2024
School absence rates have rocketed - the whole educational experience needs to change
School absence rates have rocketed - the whole educational experience needs to change

Psychology - 12.02.2024
Lack of play in temporary accommodation could affect children’s development
Researchers from UCL are calling for play to be a key priority when supporting the needs of children in temporary accommodation.

Health - Psychology - 07.02.2024
Autism crisis sees thousands of children wait years for support, report finds

Psychology - Pedagogy - 07.02.2024
Children of care leavers risk inheriting parents' emotional scars
Children of care leavers risk inheriting parents’ emotional scars
The trauma associated with care experience casts a long shadow on mothers' mental health and that of their children, finds new UCL research. The researchers found that mothers who had lived in care were at greater risk of mental health difficulties than their peers who hadn't experienced care, with their children also experiencing higher rates of psychological problems.

Health - Psychology - 06.02.2024
AI research receives a major boost with £80M national initiative
AI research receives a major boost with £80M national initiative

Health - Psychology - 02.02.2024
Psychological care delivered over the phone is an effective way to combat loneliness and depression, according to a major new study
Happy senior man answering smartphone while sitting on couch at nursing home porch Depression and loneliness can be prevented using structured telephone-based psychological care, delivered over 8 weeks, according to new research.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 31.01.2024
Uncovering new insights into childhood brain development
New funding will allow researchers to uncover new information about the changes that occur in the developing brain during late childhood and adolescence, with a focus on both neurotypical and neurodivergent development.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 24.01.2024
University awarded £23.5m to lead delivery of educational psychology training

Astronomy / Space - Psychology - 01.01.2024
New Year Honours for University of Birmingham astrophysicist and psychiatrist

Psychology - 22.12.2023
UCL support available following shooting at Charles University, Prague
UCL support available following shooting at Charles University, Prague

Career - Psychology - 05.12.2023
From excitement to disillusionment - new study identifies 4 emotional stages of professional careers
From excitement to disillusionment - new study identifies 4 emotional stages of professional careers
Study of UK lawyers flags need to consider emotions and coping skills in career progression.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 23.11.2023
New survey reveals that a quarter of UK adults mistrust others
A major new survey of trust and mistrust in the UK has revealed worryingly high levels of mistrust in society, with a quarter of respondents mistrustful of other people and a similar proportion keen for help to feel more trusting. Researchers from the University of Oxford surveyed a representative group of 10,382 UK adults.

Health - Psychology - 22.11.2023
Led support for parents and families affected by war

Psychology - 21.11.2023
Female charity workers suffered high levels of stress during the pandemic and cost of living crisis
Female charity workers, who supported vulnerable women throughout and beyond the pandemic, experienced high levels of psychological distress, a new study by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research has found.

Psychology - Health - 02.11.2023
Scientists urge people to talk about cost of living crisis on mental health
Scientists urge people to talk about cost of living crisis on mental health
People living in Hampshire and Dorset are being urged to talk about their experiences of the cost of living crisis and its impact on their mental health.

Health - Psychology - 02.11.2023
Spotlight on... Naaheed Mukadam
Spotlight on... Naaheed Mukadam

Psychology - Health - 23.10.2023
New resources aim to bring light to people living with seasonal depression

Psychology - 09.10.2023
Support for students and staff affected by events in the Middle East
Support for students and staff affected by events in the Middle East

Psychology - 06.10.2023
Centre for New Writing’s Gareth Gavin named in Goldsmith Prize shortlist

Psychology - 21.09.2023
UCU industrial action called off
UCU industrial action called off

Psychology - Health - 20.09.2023
Suppressing negative thoughts may be good for mental health after all
The commonly-held belief that attempting to suppress negative thoughts is bad for our mental health could be wrong, a new study from scientists at the University of Cambridge suggests. What we found runs counter to the accepted narrative Michael Anderson Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit trained 120 volunteers worldwide to suppress thoughts about negative events that worried them, and found that not only did these become less vivid, but that the participants' mental health also improved.

Psychology - 13.09.2023
Support for students and staff affected by events in Morocco and Libya
Support for students and staff affected by events in Morocco and Libya

Psychology - 11.09.2023
Support for students and staff affected by the earthquake in Morocco
Support for students and staff affected by the earthquake in Morocco

Psychology - 31.08.2023
Opinion: Balancing humility and conviction is the art of disagreeing well

Event - Psychology - 30.08.2023
Three UCL researchers among Royal Society Medal winners
Three UCL researchers among Royal Society Medal winners

Psychology - Health - 29.08.2023
Breathe! The shape-shifting ball that supports mental health
Breathe! The shape-shifting ball that supports mental health
A soft ball designed to support mental health by -personifying- breath has been invented by a computer science student at the University of Bath.

Health - Psychology - 24.08.2023
Wellbeing hubs crucial for psychological support for health and social care staff during pandemic
A study, sponsored by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), has found that mental health wellbeing hubs were an important source of support for health and social care staff throughout the pandemic.

Health - Psychology - 22.08.2023
Mental health schemes for cardiac patients shortlisted for HSJ award
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