Surrey Psychology Blog

The blog of the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey

MSc Courses at Surrey: Health Psychology

    Health psychology examines the psychological and behavioural processes involved with health and illness. It focuses on promoting health, in addition to the prevention and treatment of illness and disease. Health psychologists aim to better understand and investigateĀ the wide variety of factors that influence health and illness. Health psychologists are represented in a number […]


New paper: Bird sounds and their contributions to perceived attention restoration and stress recovery

Eleanor Ratcliffe, Dr Birgitta Gatersleben and Dr Paul Sowden have a new paper published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology examining bird sounds and their contributions to perceived attention restoration and stress recovery. Eleanor summed up the paper by saying: Visual experience of nature is usually perceived as restorative following stress and attention fatigue. Studies […]


Almuth McDowall to speak at Psychology4Students event

Almuth McDowall will be speaking at the British Psychological Society’s Psychology 4 Students event in Sheffield on 21 November on her research with the UK police. This BPS event series aims to give A-level, Pre-tertiary and 1st year undergraduate students a glimpse into the exciting world of Psychology and where a psychology degree could take […]


Book Launch for Peter Hegarty’s ‘Gentlemen’s Disagreement’ on 30th September

All are warmly invited to the launch of Peter Hegarty’s new book Gentlemen’s Disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men in the Appleseed Bookshop on the University of Surrey Campus at 7 p.m. on Monday September 30th. Whether your friends and loved ones are curious to learn about less-than-ideal husbands, […]


Current Staff Profile: Professor Jane Ogden

The second in a new series of profiles of current students, alumni, and staff in the School of Psychology at Surrey. Here Professor Jane Ogden talks early stage careers, embarrassing moments and creative writing with Catherine Turton and Helen Brunger. Name: Jane Ogden Current Role: Professor in Health Psychology So what made you decide to […]


New paper: Spanish parents’ emotion talk and their children’s understanding of emotion

Dr Harriet Tenenbaum has a new paper published in the prestigious journalĀ Frontiers in Developmental Psychology examining the relations between parent-child emotion talk and children’s understanding of emotions. In this research, Dr Tenenbaum and her colleague Ana Aznar of Kingston University, London, recruited Spanish mothers and fathers and their 4-6 year old children. They observed the […]


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