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14 May 2013
Read the BBC News article featuring Ellie Ratcliffe’s research into the surprising uses for birdsong.
9 May 2013
Psychology Professional Training Placement
30 April 2013
Sapphira Thorne won first prize in the joint undergraduate and postgraduate poster presentation competition at this year's BPS conference, with her poster entitled Social categorisation of face stimuli according to gender is mediated by left hemisphere activity. Sapphira’s dissertation research was supervised by Dr Caroline Catmur.
Sophie Sowden won second prize in the undergraduate oral presentation competition, with her talk entitled Processes underlying imitative and spatial compatibility effects: an rTMS study. Sophie’s dissertation research was supervised by Dr Caroline Catmur.
Julia Fernando won third prize in the undergraduate oral presentation competition, with her talk entitled Narratives of the peaks, troughs and the balancing act; from mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Julia’s dissertation research was supervised by Dr Almuth McDowall.
Congratulations to the prize winners and thanks to all of the students who presented at this conference. Presenting at a conference is an important part of the research dissemination process and is a departure from the familiarity of formal academic assessment. These students took the initiative to do something outside of their comfort zone to enhance their personal and professional development. This has and will continue to pay dividends for them. Ultimately, their strong performances on Saturday add further weight to the strong reputation and value of a Psychology degree from the University of Surrey.
With thanks to PsychSoc for support with travel arrangements and to The British Psychological Society Wessex Branch for subsidy of travel expenses.
24 April 2013
Professor David Uzzell (Psychology) is co-convening and teaching a module on ‘Climate Change and the Trade Union Response’ for the MA in Labour Policies and Globalisation, which is offered by the Global Labour University (GLU) at the University of Kassel in Germany.
19 April 2013
Seven of the final year undergraduate psychology students have had papers accepted to present at the British Psychological Society Wessex Branch Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Conference on Saturday 27th April at Bournemouth University.
16 April 2013
From the 25th-27th of March, Surrey hosted the largest meeting of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section of the British Psychological Section for several years.
11 April 2013
Louise Deacon from the School of Psychology has just released a new book called Brilliant Psychology: How to Understand Yourself and Other People.
8 April 2013
On the 19th of February 2013, Dr Peter Lamont, Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, presented an evening of magic, history and psychology to a packed house at the University of Surrey’s new Ivy Arts Centre.
The event was co-sponsored by the BPS Wessex Branch and the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey. Earlier that day, Dr Lamont was interviewed by the Psychologist Dr Peter Hegarty about past and present exchanges between psychologists and magicians.
27 March 2013
Punit Shah, a final year psychology student, has helped author a new article in Psychological Science, the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology.
4 March 2013
Four of our very talented Psychology students appeared in the Musical Theatre Society production of FAME, which is its biggest and boldest show to date.
19 February 2013
Writing excellent articles on climate change: workshop and award ceremony
15:00-17:00, Thursday 14th March; BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London, UK
1 February 2013
Comments by Prof Jane Ogden
31 January 2013
Recently, several academics from the School of Psychology have found themselves speaking about the School’s research on Radio 4.
17 December 2012
Rebecca Efford, final year psychology student, was runner-up in the Professional Training year student of the year competition. Out of over 40 nominations, Rebecca was shortlisted to be one of the top three students, and competed in the final stage last Friday, giving a presentation as part of the PTY community day.
Dr Naomi Winstone nominated Rebecca on the basis of the exceptional contribution she made to the NHS trust for which she worked. An evaluation model she took the initiative to develop has been presented to the directorate, and planning is currently underway to roll out the model for wider use in the trust.
22 November 2012
21 November 2012
21 November 2012
6 November 2012
EPRG Seminar – 6th November at 13.00
Professor Nora Räthzel (University of Umeå, Sweden)
‘Changing individuals’ behaviours vs individuals changing the conditions of their behaviour’
19 October 2012
OAA perspectives magazine
The School of Psychology is very pleased and proud of three of their MSc students Clara Weber, Sarah Hewitt and Lily Bernheimer who have published a paper on 'Why buildings are ugly' in an international architecture magazine.
Please see the articles and statements on 15, 18, 19, 22, 23.
4 October 2012