The role of online health information in COVID-19 vaccine uptake decisions

Written by Dr Lauren Bussey, Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Cognition and Decision-Making theme. Email: l.bussey@tees.ac.uk  At some point we have all consulted with ‘Dr Google’ to search for health information regarding a new symptom, prescribed medication, or perhaps to feel better informed before attending a GP appointment. Whatever … Continue reading “The role of online health information in COVID-19 vaccine uptake decisions”

Does wearing a face mask effect face processing?

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 During the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries and health organisations (e.g. the WHO) have recommended wearing face masks to reduce the spread of the severe respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS 2) coronavirus. In fact, … Continue reading “Does wearing a face mask effect face processing?”

A lockdown by any other name would still swell the street

Written by Dr Matt Watson, Head of Psychology Department, Teesside University, member of Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Cognition and Decision-Making theme. Email: m.watson@tees.ac.uk 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, … 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”