The Narrative Identity Development of Young Offenders

I decided to conduct a piece of research which focussed on young offenders and the process of rehabilitation. Since completing a MSc in Forensic Psychology, I’ve always been interested in understanding offending behaviour. A lot of the existing research focusses on risk factors associated with young offenders and this was not something I wished to … Continue reading “The Narrative Identity Development of Young Offenders”

How coronavirus restrictions have changed our day to day lives, impacted our sleep, and affected our mental health

The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic has very much been the focus of 2020. The outbreak was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and by March 2020 had spread worldwide. In response to this unprecedented public health emergency, governments around the world had to act fast in an attempt to reduce transmission of the … Continue reading “How coronavirus restrictions have changed our day to day lives, impacted our sleep, and affected our mental health”

A lockdown by any other name would still swell the street

We are starting the new year entering a third lockdown, something which is necessary, but unlikely to be greeted with much joy. Since the start of the pandemic epidemiology, public health, and virology have been at the forefront of the Government’s public face of science, but psychology has also played a key role. The Government’s … Continue reading “A lockdown by any other name would still swell the street”

CAPS research themes

The centre for applied psychological science is organised around four core research themes in which our members have achieved national and international prominence: Health and Well-Being The number of people living with a health condition(s) is increasing and is detrimental to an individual as well as society as a whole. It is known that health inequalities are related … Continue reading “CAPS research themes”

Welcome to the Centre for Applied Psychological Science (CAPS) research blog

CAPS aims to bridge the gap between theoretical research and applied practice by providing evidence-based solutions to real-world problems. We specialise in research that contributes to knowledge in the academic community and beyond to have a significant contribution to the public, practitioners, policy-makers and the wider community. CAPS is guided by an interdisciplinary approach that … Continue reading “Welcome to the Centre for Applied Psychological Science (CAPS) research blog”