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Transfer seminar – Parapsychology and Buddhism

You are invited to Chetak Nangare’s PhD transfer seminar on Monday 3 April at 3pm in Fawsley F31. All are welcome.

PhD project title: “Parapsychology and Buddhism — to afford a comparison between descriptions of psychic experiences in Buddhist works and in parapsychological research” Read the rest of this entry

Seminar: A monstrous child; childhood disability and the making of the human

Submitted by Sharon Meredith, Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Institute of Health and Wellbeing logoSpeaker: Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole, Senior Research Fellow in Disability Studies & Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2016, 1-2 pm

Venue: Sulgrave, S029, Park Campus, The University of Northampton

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

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Psychology seminar: suicide and Autism Spectrum Conditions

The next Psychology seminar, What do we know about suicidality in Autism Spectrum Conditions?, takes place on Wednesday 27th January at 3:30pm in Fawsley room 43. The speaker will be Dr Sarah Cassidy from the Centre for Research in Psychology Behaviour and Achievement at Coventry University.

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Transfer seminar – exploring the lived experiences of tattooed women

Charlotte Dann Images of Research 2014-15You are invited to PhD student Charlotte Dann’s transfer seminar on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 9am in Cottesbrooke C119 on Park Campus.  Charlotte is based in the Psychology division in the School of Social Sciences and her PhD explores the lived experiences of tattooed women.

Please come along, all welcome.

The psychology of dance: Problem solving and mood – seminar


“Figari-tango32” by Pedro Figari Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Submitted by Dr Helen Clegg

The next psychology seminar will be on Wednesday 25th February at 3.30pm in F43 with refreshments from 3:15pm.  The speaker will be Dr Peter Lovatt from the University of Hertfordshire. Below is his title, abstract and a brief biography.

Title: The Psychology of Dance: Studies in problem-solving and Mood.
Abstract: In this talk I will introduce several areas of Dance Psychology and describe the work of the Dance Psychology Lab. I will describe our work on the relationship between dance and problem solving and on dance and changes in mood/health. In both of these areas we have carried out lab-based research and extended/applied our work to people with Parkinson’s disease. I will also discuss some of the challenges people experience when they are asked to dance. Not everyone, it seems, feels like they are born to dance. Read the rest of this entry

Call for Papers: The Psychology of Emotion – A new student conference

Four doctoral students from the School of Psychology have been awarded funding from the UN Innovation Fund to run a student conference entitled Exploring the Nature of Emotion and Feeling; Critical Issues and Future Directions in Emotion and Feeling Based Research. 

PoEF15 logoThe conference will be held on April 8th 2015. Aiming to provide a friendly and welcoming environment where students can explore the nature of emotion and feeling, it aims to critically consider how this shapes our understanding of emotion today. Key themes in emotion and feeling based literature will be examined, providing students will the opportunity to consider future directions of research in this area.

A call for papers and posters has been announced for doctoral students to participate, with the first call for papers deadline 30th November. Final date for submissions February 15th 2015.

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Psychology Research Seminar on January 29th

Submitted by Dr Helen Clegg

The next psychology research seminar will be on Wednesday 29th January 2014 at 3.30pm in F43, Fawsley, Park Campus. Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm. The speaker will be Rose Capdevila from The Open University, who will be presenting a paper entitled “Mother knows best: Negotiating agency and ‘choice’ around childhood immunisation”. Read the rest of this entry

Psychology Research Seminar on Wednesday 11th December

Submitted by Dr Helen Clegg

The next Research Seminar, open to all UN staff and PhD/research students, is on Wednesday 11th December at 3.30pm in F43. Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm. The speaker is Dr Edith Steffen and the title for her talk is “The experience of sensing the presence of the deceased: Conceptual challenges for perceivers, researchers and practitioners” Read the rest of this entry

Psychology Research Seminar

Submitted by Dr Helen Clegg

The next Psychology Research Seminar will be on Wednesday 27th November 2013 in F43.  Refreshments will be available from 3:15pm and the talk will start at 3:30pm.  Our speaker is Dr Rosemary Stock from UWL. The title of her talk is “Effects of normalised and natural frequencies on responses to Bayesian reasoning tasks”, see abstract and brief biography of Rosemary Stock for more details.

This event is open to all UN staff and PhD students, but anyone with a special interest in this area is more than welcome to come along.

Video launch at International Symposium

Submitted by Dr Helen Owton

Brunel International Research Network for Athlete Welfare (BIRNAW)

6th November 2013, Brunel University, UK

Prior to the 8th Researching Youth Sport Annual Conference, the Brunel International Research Network for Athlete Welfare (BIRNAW) held an international symposium where many of the key international researchers (from Norway, Canada, Belgium, USA and Denmark) in this field attended, presented and shared their wisdom and expertise. Read the rest of this entry