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Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore has been awarded the BPS Book Prize 2020

23 November 2020

inventing_ourselves.png The book " Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain , by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore , won in this year’s Popular Science category. Blakemore outlines her own research into the adolescent brain and what we can learn from this about behaviour, the ways we relate to one another...

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Dr Rebecca Lawson leads study on how the brain chemical noradrenaline can help us adapt

13 November 2020

rebecca-lawson.jpg Dr Rebecca Lawson leads the study on how the brain chemical noradrenaline can help us adapt. The results are published in the article " The computational, pharmacological, and physiological determinants of sensory learning under uncertainty ", in the latest issue of "Current Biology". “Adapting to...

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Read more at: Friedrich M. Götz and Andrés Gvirtz, with researchers from Harvard and Columbia, found that personality predicts your tendency to stay at home during the pandemic.

Friedrich M. Götz and Andrés Gvirtz, with researchers from Harvard and Columbia, found that personality predicts your tendency to stay at home during the pandemic.

20 October 2020

Research shows that personality predicts a person's tendency to stay home during the pandemic. Published on the American Psychologist by Friedrich M. Götz and Andrés Gvirtz , from the Department of Psychology and Adam D. Galinsky, Columbia University and Jon M. Jachimowicz, Harvard University. "Extroverts...were most...

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Project Go Viral! is part of the government's fight against fake news during the COVID crisis

12 October 2020

Project Go Viral! is part of the government's fight against fake news during the COVID crisis Dr Jon Roozenbeek, Gates Scholar Melisa Basol, and the Social Decision-Making Lab, led by Dr Sander van der Linden , developed the game Go Viral! in collaboration with Bad News , in a project initially funded by Cambridge...

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Read more at:  An innovative approach for psychologists investigating cognitive parallels in attention, perception and metal time travel

An innovative approach for psychologists investigating cognitive parallels in attention, perception and metal time travel

18 September 2020

Prof Nicky Clayton , Prof Clive Wilkins , Elias Garcia and Dr Alex Schnell, members of the Department of Psychology, suggested in an article published in the latest issue of "Science", an innovative approach for psychologists to study biological basis to blindspots in seeing and roadblocks in thinking - not only in humans...

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Dr. Simone Schnall serves as Co-Investigator on £32 million Productivity Institute

21 August 2020

The Productivity Institute is a £32 million investment, made possible by a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), focusing on improving productivity and living standards across the whole of the UK economy. It is the largest single economic and social research investment ever made in the UK, and was...

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Trophies

Psychology Undergraduate Awards 2020

11 August 2020

Department of Psychology Undergraduates Prizes 2020 Many congratulations to all the students below, who were awarded prizes in the 2020 examinations. The British Psychological Society Prize for Best Performance across Accredited Programmes, 2020, was awarded to: S. P. Patel, DOW. The Cambridge University Press Prize for...

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Read more at: Dr Rebecca Lawson is awarded the 2020 Lister Institute Research Prize

Dr Rebecca Lawson is awarded the 2020 Lister Institute Research Prize

10 August 2020

The prestigious Lister Institute Research Prize is awarded annually to outstanding scientists in the biomedical sciences, and is presented to Dr Rebecca Lawson for her research in the field of computational psychiatry. Dr Lawson joined the Department of Psychology in 2018 as a Royal Society Wellcome Trust Henry Dale Fellow...

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Professor Barry Everitt awarded Croonian Medal and Lecture 2021

4 August 2020

Professor Barry Everitt has been awarded the 2021 Croonian Medal and Lecture of the Royal Society for research which has elucidated brain mechanisms of motivation and applied them to important societal issues such as drug addiction. barry-everitt.jpg The lectureship was conceived by William Croone FRS (PDF) , one of the...

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Read more at: A special issue of Canadian Audiologist is devoted to the life and work of Professor Brian Moore.

A special issue of Canadian Audiologist is devoted to the life and work of Professor Brian Moore.

9 July 2020

A special issue of Canadian Audiologist is devoted to the life and work of Professor Brian Moore . The tribute article had PhD students, friends and colleagues helping to express the work, life and character of Prof Moore and after many compliments, they added: "we have run out of adjectives; a most delightful person." -...

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