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”

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”

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?””

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”

The long- term psychosocial impacts and consequences of being diagnosed with Retinoblastoma

Written by Nicole Beddard, Senior Psychology Technician at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychology Science, Health and Well-being Theme. Email: N.Beddard@tees.ac.uk  Dr Grant McGeechan, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychology Science, Health and Well-being Theme Dr Jill Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychology Science, … Continue reading “The long- term psychosocial impacts and consequences of being diagnosed with Retinoblastoma”

Exploring patients’ experiences of late effects following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Written by Blossom Bell, MSc Health Psychology, Research student at Teesside University, Centre of Applied Psychological Science; Email: b.bell@tees.ac.uk Dr Katherine Swainston, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Health and Wellbeing theme; Email: k.swaintson@tees.ac.uk In 2016, Blossom returned to academic study after a career within the shipping sector. Initially qualifying as a … Continue reading “Exploring patients’ experiences of late effects following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation”

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

Written by Dr Sarah Allen, Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University Centre of Applied Psychological Science, Health and Well-being theme. Email: s.allen@tees.ac.uk 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 … Continue reading “How coronavirus restrictions have changed our day to day lives, impacted our sleep, and affected our mental health”

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”