‘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”

Service Users Lived Experience of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Adjustment to Neurological Conditions

Written by Dr Claire Farrow, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, (previously Trainee Clinical Psychologist on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course), Centre of Applied Psychological Sciences, Pain and Long Term Conditions Theme, email: clairefarrow@nhs.net The following study was completed in partial fulfilment of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Course at Teesside University. The World Health Organisation (WHO, … Continue reading “Service Users Lived Experience of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Adjustment to Neurological Conditions”

Trauma, well-being, and academic success: Why universities need to be trauma-informed

Written by Dr Sarah Allen, Lecturer in Psychology,Centre  for Applied Psychological Science, Health and Wellbeing Theme; Email: s.allen@tees.ac.uk  Stacie Thursby, Student Research Assistant currently studying MSc Health Psychology at Teesside University Dr Nikki Carthy, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice System Theme; Email: n.carthy@tees.ac.uk  … Continue reading “Trauma, well-being, and academic success: Why universities need to be trauma-informed”

Living with Neurological Conditions: A Creative Response to Challenges

Written by Nikita Rachel Shepherdson, BSc Psychology with Clinical Psychology, student at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science; Email: q5280404@tees.ac.uk Ruth Chalkley, Participant Research Assistant, person with a neurological condition, affiliate of Neuro Key (working title of the Tees Valley, Durham and North Yorkshire Neurological Alliance) Giles Hudson, Participant Research Assistant, person with a neurological … Continue reading “Living with Neurological Conditions: A Creative Response to Challenges”

False confessions: Fact or fiction?

Written by Dr Wendy Paton, Lecturer in Psychology, Centre of Applied Psychological Sciences, Vulnerabilities and Communication across the Criminal Justice System theme. Email: W.Paton@tees.ac.uk  Would you ever confess to a crime you had not committed? Take a minute to think about this; although you may not need this long… Did you answer straight away? Did … Continue reading “False confessions: Fact or fiction?”