Many congratulations to Dr Hannah Swift, who was presented with the Early Career Researcher Award at the Enterprise and Innovation Awards Ceremony yesterday in Woolf College.
Many congratulations to Professor Theresa Gannon, Dr Nichola Tyler and Forensic and Specialist Services (NHS) who were presented with the award for Impact Through Knowledge Exchange at the Enterprise and Innovation Awards Ceremony yesterday in Woolf College.
Nichola was also highly commended in the Early Career Researcher category.
Well done to all!
The School of Psychology at the University of Kent is delighted to be ranked 12th out of 116 Psychology departments in the UK.
See the Complete University Guide Subject Table 2017 for more details.
Congratulations to Professor Ayse Uskul, who has been elected as the European Representative on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP).
We are delighted to announce that Professor Dominic Abrams has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). The award is given as recognition of Dominic’s enthusiastic, dedicated, and enduring commitment to SPSSI, particularly in making the Society more visible and high profile. Dominic was the first UK based president of SPSSI in 2013-14. In addition, he has recently established SPSSI–UK and is Chair of a SPSSI-UK Steering Committee to raise the profile and reach of the impact of psychology on social issues in the UK.
Many congratulations, Dominic!
Social psychology can provide vital insights for policy-makers in the fight against terrorism according to psychologists from the universities of Kent and Oxford.
Writing in the US magazine Scientific American Mind, Professor Dominic Abrams, of the University’s School of Psychology, and co-author Dr Kevin Dutton, of the University of Oxford, suggest policy-makers should consider placing social psychology in the ‘centre ground’ of the war on terror.
The authors identify seven pieces of psychology research – including one led by Professor Abrams – that would provide policy-makers with valuable insights into the minds of those carrying out terrorist attacks.
For more details, please go to the University of Kent’s News Centre.
Public assumptions that drinking any alcohol during pregnancy is harmful for the child are the result of distorted communication of risk, rather than actual research, according to a University psychologist.
New research from Professor Robbie Sutton, of the School of Psychology, highlights what he describes as the ‘confirmation bias’ that influences the way scientists present findings on the effects of low to moderate drinking on child development.
Professor Sutton will tell a London conference entitled Policing Pregnancy: A one-day conference on maternal autonomy, risk and responsibility that the assumption that any drinking is harmful dominates perceptions, even where this is not indicated by evidence.
For more details, please go to the Kent News Centre.