MyLifeTool: A person-centred, holistic approach to the self-management of long-term conditions

Written by   Dr Stephanie Kılınç, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Pain and Long-Term Conditions theme; Email: s.kilinc@tees.ac.uk  Jo Cole, Head of Operations, Neuro Key (working title of the Tees Valley, Durham and North Yorkshire Neurological Alliance); Email: jo.cole@na-tvdny.org.uk MyLifeTool is a self-management tool for people living with any long-term condition (e.g. diabetes, multiple sclerosis, … Continue reading “MyLifeTool: A person-centred, holistic approach to the self-management of long-term conditions”

Geography and Religion Made Us Who We Are

Written by Dr Paul Sander, Lecturer in Psychology, Centre of Applied Psychological Science. Email: P.sander@tees.ac.uk Understanding human behaviour requires an appreciation of social history, anthropology and archaeology (Tileagă & Byford, 2014), from which comes an awareness that people always sense, interpret and respond in a social, historical, economic and geographic context.  Geographical psychology (Rentfrow, 2014) … Continue reading “Geography and Religion Made Us Who We Are”

Why Endorsing Conspiracy Theories May Be Harmful to Your Health

  Written by: Dr Lee Copping, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Cognition and Decision-Making theme. Email: L.Copping@tees.ac.uk   While the media focus on the COVID-19 pandemic might be winding down, researchers interested in its impact still have the formidable task of trying to explain just what happened from the dawn of 2020 … Continue reading “Why Endorsing Conspiracy Theories May Be Harmful to Your Health”

I went to Spain to sign an Erasmus exchange agreement and came back with a research collaborator

Written by Dr Paul Sander, Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University; email:P.Sander@tees.ac.uk About 20 years ago two important things came together.  The first was the publication of a paper and the second was the arrival of an email.  The paper shared research on student expectations which showed that students in high and low tariff universities … Continue reading “I went to Spain to sign an Erasmus exchange agreement and came back with a research collaborator”

‘A human rights issue’: How do Facebook users talk about the Alabama abortion law changes? 

  Written by   Jasmine Robson, former BSc Psychology Student at Teesside University. The following study was completed as a final year project in partial fulfilment of the BSc Psychology Course at Teesside University. The project was supervised by Dr Shani Burke,  Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University; email: s.burke@tees.ac.uk    Abortion laws are being reviewed and … Continue reading “‘A human rights issue’: How do Facebook users talk about the Alabama abortion law changes? “

Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health: Influence of Age at Diabetes Onset

Written by   Megan Hanrahan, former BSc Psychology Student at Teesside University. The following study was completed as a final year project in partial fulfilment of the BSc Psychology Course at Teesside University. The project was supervised by Dr Sarah Allen,  Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University; email: s.allen@tees.ac.uk   Why can coping with a chronic … Continue reading “Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health: Influence of Age at Diabetes Onset”

The psychology of the blood-borne virus test prompt

Written by Professor Paul van Schaik; Professor of Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Cognition and Decision-Making theme. Email: P.Van-Schaik@tees.ac.uk Late diagnosis of blood-borne viruses remains common in the UK despite national guidelines and other efforts to increase blood-borne virus-testing amongst those at risk of infection. New research in clinical health settings … Continue reading “The psychology of the blood-borne virus test prompt”

The Unrecognised Problem with Voter Photo ID

Written by: Dr Natalie Butcher: Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Cognition and Decision-Making theme. Email: N.Butcher@tees.ac.uk  “Voting is a right and taking part in his country’s government is the cornerstone of democracy” Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Elections Bill 2021-22 was introduced on 5 … Continue reading “The Unrecognised Problem with Voter Photo ID”

Starting a PhD during a Pandemic: “Are you crazy?”

Written by Nicole Beddard, Health Psychology PhD student at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science. Email: N.Beddard@tees.ac.uk Late 2019 we heard of a flu-like bug that was sweeping across the eastern world. Let’s face it, nobody that I talked to believed that it was a serious matter. Even at the beginning of March 2020 … Continue reading “Starting a PhD during a Pandemic: “Are you crazy?””

On the Importance of Interviewing Suspects Ethically

Written by  Dr. Shiri Portnoy, Lecturer in Psychology, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Vulnerability and Communication in the Criminal Justice System Theme; Email: s.portnoy@tees.ac.uk  We may find using the words “suspects” and “ethics” in the same sentence weird. After all, if a person currently being interviewed by the police could be the one who committed a horrific crime we have just heard about on the news, why should he or she be treated ethically? There are several answers to that … Continue reading “On the Importance of Interviewing Suspects Ethically”