School of Psychology News & events

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)