School of Psychology News & events

Cardiff University Psychology Students Venture Overseas For Much Desired Experience

20 December 2015

Amber Iszatt and Jessica Morris, know first-hand how difficult gaining a place on the Clinical Psychology doctorate course can be. With such fierce competition in Clinical Psychology, work experience carries as much weight as academic achievement, if not more.

All things considered - Climate Change

03 December 2015

As climate talks get underway in Paris, Roy Jenkins and a panel of guests including Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, discuss climate change and what people of faith should do about it.

Absolute Genius Super Tech with Dick & Dom "Communication"

20 November 2015

Absolute Genius 'Super Tech' is all about Communication NOW!

How much does an inability to read facial cues factor into violent crime?

17 November 2015

Stephanie van Goozen answers this question.

Sleep out for Llamau in support of homeless people

12 November 2015

Fours members of the Cardiff University School of Psychology slept out on 12th November 2015 in support of the homeless charity Llamau.

Increasing charity support and impact for mental health

12 November 2015

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership provided vital support for Welsh charity Llamau in winning contracts and grants worth over £4 million and becoming the leading charity for their client group, rolling out services across Wales.

Rationalising the irrational

15 October 2015

How hallucinations emerge from trying to make sense of an ambiguous world.

Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

28 September 2015

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.

Climate change priority after flooding

01 September 2015

Experience of flooding more likely to make climate change a top issue.

Reproducing results: how big is the problem?

01 September 2015

Prof Chris Chambers quoted on the difficulty of reproducing the results of scientific experiments.

New test to help diagnose autism in adults

06 August 2015

Repetitive behaviour test designed to aid diagnostic approach [BBC News].

£4.5m boost for CUBRIC

22 July 2015

£4.5M boost from the Welsh European Funding Office further cements CUBRIC’s position as a European leader in brain imaging and stimulation.

Economy Minister visits site of University’s new brain imaging hub

10 June 2015

Welsh Government Minster for Economy Science and Transport, Edwina Hart AM, has visited the site of the University's new Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC). 

Award for life-changing research with homeless young people

01 June 2015

Researchers who helped change the lives of homeless young people in Wales have won the prestigious 'Social Innovation Award' at Cardiff University's Innovation and Impact Awards 2015, sponsored by leading law firm Geldards and IP Group.

Enriching Student Life Awards 2015

13 May 2015

The Enriching Student Life Awards recognise the dedication and innovation of staff across Cardiff University. This year, the School’s Dr Catherine Jones was one of the award winners.

Could brain scans help predict schizophrenia?

11 May 2015

New scanning methods which map the wiring of the brain could provide a valuable new tool to predict people at risk of schizophrenia, according to a new University study.  

Major milestone for new £44m brain imaging centre

30 April 2015

A new £44m Cardiff University brain research imaging centre (CUBRIC) that will lead Europe in helping scientists understand the causes of brain conditions  has reached a major milestone in its construction.

QS World University Rankings by Subject

29 April 2015

25 subjects feature in 2015 QS rankings.

'1st Prize Presentation' at the Breaking Boundaries Conference

24 April 2015

Gareth Richards was awarded 1st prize presentation in a postgraduate interdisciplinary conference. This was emerged from the Spotlight on Social Sciences and Voice of Humanities conference.

Taking action on climate change

26 March 2015

One of the School's Impact Case Studies from our 2014 REF submission, that by Professor Nick Pidgeon on climate change, has been subsequently selected by the Higher Education Funding Council & the journal Nature as an example at the Leading Edge of UK University Impact. As a result the case study was featured in a March 2015 supplement of Nature.

'Brain Games’ returns for another year

02 March 2015

From the Ghost Hand to DIY brain surgery, ‘Brain Games’ is for a third year running offering members of the public free access to activities and talks showcasing the power and mystery of the brain - 8 March in the National Museum Wales from 11am-4pm.

Ban on the smacking of children

03 March 2015

Dr Katherine Shelton, School of Psychology, was interviewed about the proposed ban on the smacking of children in relation to yesterday’s Welsh Assembly vote (BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales programme, 3/3/15; ITV Wales News, 3/3/15).

University to become ‘epicentre for European Neuroimaging’

19 February 2015

Cardiff University has confirmed its plans to utilise advanced MR imaging technology within its new Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) in a bid to make the centre one of the top brain imaging facilities in Europe.

Business psychology careers event at the School

10 February 2015

The School hosted a careers event designed to show our students how a psychology degree can lead to a range of exciting business careers.

Report reveals public attitudes to climate change

29 January 2015

New research shows that the public regard last years’ winter flooding as a sign of things to come. [Telegraph] [BBC]

Entrepeneur in residence

08 January 2015

School of Psychology graduate takes on role in Cardiff University to inspire students and new graduates.