Surrey Psychology Blog

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

Citizen Panel: Public Engagement in Science

Researchers at School of Psychology, University of Surrey, have organised a second panel of citizens randomly recruited to debate and discuss public engagement in science, in particular in three broad  topic areas: Food and Health, Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology. The panels are part of a series of events run under the auspices of an EU […]


Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Sadly, one of the most influential developmental psychologists of recent times Annette Karmiloff-Smith died just before Christmas. Born in 1938, Annette obtained her doctorate in Geneva under the supervision of Jean Piaget. Her work took her to the Institute of Child Health at UCL, and eventually to Birkbeck where she was a Professorial Research Fellow […]


Dr Naomi Winstone, National Teaching Fellowship Award

Dr Naomi Winstone has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Award from the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Dr Winstone joins an elite group of academics who have been honoured with this fellowship. Every recipient of the award has a proven track record in individual excellence, raising the profile of excellence and developing excellence in […]


Research Seminar: 13th December 2016

Targeting negative repetitive thought as a transdiagnostic mechanism: translating cognitive science into innovative treatment   Rumination contributes to the maintenance and onset of depression and anxiety, acts as a final common pathway for multiple vulnerabilities, and is identified as a transdiagnostic mechanism (Nolen-Hoeksema & Watkins, 2011). Thus, understanding and targeting it is a potential way […]


Research Seminar: 29th November 2016

Jobs and Well-Being Job Redesign & What Else?   There is inconsistent evidence that deliberate attempts to improve job design also realise improvements in well-being. We investigated the role of other employment practices, either as instruments for job redesign or as instruments for augmenting the effects of job redesign. Our primary outcome was well-being. We […]


Dr Michèle Birtel secures Gender Programme Workshop Grant for the University of Surrey

Career Advancement and Development of Women   Dr Michèle Birtel has led a team with members from all Faculties, Human Resources, and Equality and Diversity to design a workshop on career advancement and development of women. She and her team have been awarded a Gender Programme Workshop Grant (£1000) by the Association of Commonwealth Universities for […]


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