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”

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”

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”