Meg Attwood, PhD Student, and Chris Jarrold have been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute 13 July 2020 Meg Attwood, PhD Student, and Chris Jarrold have been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute. The title of the grant is "Investigating the impact of a global pandemic (Covid-19) on adolescent anxiety and cognitive function".
- Meg Attwood, PhD Student, and Chris Jarrold have been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute 13 July 2020 Meg Attwood, PhD Student, and Chris Jarrold have been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute. The title of the grant is "Investigating the impact of a global pandemic (Covid-19) on adolescent anxiety and cognitive function".
- Virtual Psychology Postgraduate Research Conference 2020 9 July 2020 On Wednesday, 8th July we hosted our first ever online Postgraduate Research Conference. It was reported that the day was a big success with lots of fantastic research being shared from our students.
- Veronika Hadjipanayi wins EPS President Poster Commendation Prize 2 July 2020 We are delighted to announce that PhD student, Veronika, has been awarded a President's Poster Commendation Prize at the Experimental Psychology Society's Online meeting.
- Top tips for combating lockdown weight gain 1 July 2020 A study published this week, from the British Nutrition Foundation, examined how the pandemic has impacted on our activity levels and eating habits. The researchers found that the resulting stress, anxiety, tiredness and boredom of lockdown are the main causes of unhealthy eating and sedentary behaviour.
- £48M MyWorld award will address key psychological questions about audience 26 June 2020 The University of Bristol had been awarded £46 million for a new project called MyWorld. The award will develop major new Research and Development (R&D) facilities and partnerships connecting regional creative industries and national partners with major global players including Netflix, Google, and Microsoft. A major strand in the program of work will be understanding audience experience and engagement.
- Lucy Yardley comments nationally on lockdown restrictions lifting 22 June 2020 Professor Lucy Yardley was interviewed on BBC Newsnight on the 22nd June 2020 in light of the UK starting to lift Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Lucy's comments were then shared nationally in the Metro, Daily Mail and BBC News online.
- Study finds evidence that loneliness makes it harder to quit smoking 16 June 2020 In a study published in the journal Addiction, University of Bristol researchers have found evidence for a causal link between prolonged experience of loneliness and smoking.
- From clickbait to transparency: Reimagining the online world 15 June 2020 Public opinion is largely shaped by online content people read and spread via social media. Major web platforms such as Google and Facebook serve as hubs, distributors, and curators; their algorithms help us navigate the online world but underlying the vast digital landscape is a sea of misinformation. In a new study, published in Nature Human Behaviour, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the University of Bristol, and Harvard Law School propose interventions to help users distinguish misinformation from fact and promote a more democratic internet with autonomy and transparency.
- Black Lives Matter - School Statement 5 June 2020 Recent events have once again highlighted the terrible consequences of structural racism. Although much of the focus of attention following the tragic death of George Floyd has been on the United States and its response to the current situation, we are painfully reminded that structural racism exists in all societies and that we must guard against it. As a School, we stand in solidarity with victims of racism, sexism, and social and health injustice everywhere. We support the peaceful protests across the world in relation to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
- Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention. 25 May 2020 Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention.