School of Psychology News & events

Climate change Professor honoured with MBE

16 June 2014

Professor Nick Pidgeon makes the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to climate change awareness.

The new School courtyard garden

12 June 2014

A group of enthusiastic PhD students has been busy developing a courtyard garden.

Green impact silver award

14 May 2014

The School has been awarded a 'Green Impact Silver Award'.

Improving mental health services for homeless people

25 April 2014

Technology Strategy Board rates Cardiff Knowledge Transfer Partnership as ‘outstanding’

Green behaviour

04 April 2014

Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh from the School of Psychology is leading an international team tasked examining whether taking up a new green behaviour - such as recycling - can spill over to other green behaviour. (SW Echo, 03/04/14, p32 and 04.04.14)

Psychology could hold the key to tackling climate change

01 April 2014

€1.5M project to explore whether the ‘spillover effect’ can achieve a revolution in green behaviour

Wales Autism Research Centre

31 March 2014

Dr Catherine Jones, a lecturer in psychology at Cardiff University writes about her work with the Wales Autism Research Centre, also based at the University. (Western Mail, 31/03/14, p25)

Energy price freeze

26 March 2014

Research by Professor Nick Pidgeon, School of Psychology, is cited in an article responding to the announcement of an energy price freeze (Politics.co.uk, 26.04.2014)

Brain Games

12 March 2014

Event returns for another year

BPS Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology 2013

05 March 2014

Andreas Jarvstad was awarded the annual award to recognise outstanding contributions to psychological knowledge by postgraduate research students whilst carrying out research for their doctoral degrees in psychology.

Top 50 in QS rankings

27 Feb 2014

Psychology rank 40th in 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject.  The rankings are based on an assessment of 200 top universities in the world.

Going beyond recycling?

€1.5m project investigates how to encourage people to live greener lifestyles.

20 February 2014

Taking paracetamol during pregnancy and ADHD

26 Feb 2014

Scientists from Cardiff University comment on new research which shows a possible link between taking paracetamol during pregnancy and ADHD. Dr Kate Langley, an expert in developmental and health psychology from the School of Medicine, said that the findings warranted “further investigation”, but should “be taken with caution”. (The Sydney Morning Herald, 26/02/14; South China Morning Post, 26/02/14)

Wales performs above the UK average

20 Feb 2014

Professor Peter Halligan, School of Psychology, publishes new research which finds that Wales performs above the UK average when it comes to research (Western Mail, 20.02.2104, Education, Pg 8)

Injections of botulism toxin A

17 Feb 2014

Injections of botulism toxin A (often referred to as Botox) to reduce crows' feet leaves people feeling more depressed, according to research by the School of Psychology.

Occupying the void of loneliness

5 Feb 2014

Professor Greg Maio from the School of Psychology considers whether Facebook is an adequate tool for occupying the void of loneliness. (Western Mail, 05/02/2014, p. 17)

Effect of a stroke

18 January 2014

Professor Reg Morris, Cardiff University comments on the effects of a stroke. (Daily Mail, 19.01.14)