Surrey Psychology Blog

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

Research Seminar: 22nd November 2016

(Still) Modern Times Objectification at work So far, most of the research on objectification (i.e., the perception of others as mere objects) has focused on the sexual realm. However, objectification encompasses a broader range of human interactions and domains. In particular, in certain working contexts objectification is a powerful instrument to justify the subordinates’ exploitation […]


Research Seminar: 15th November 2016

Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) in health psychology: examining behaviours and processes in daily life EMA, otherwise referred to as ambulatory assessment or the experience sampling method, is a method of collecting relatively-intensive repeated measures in everyday life as your participants go about their usual activities. Using EMA in research has several benefits, including data that: […]


Research Seminar: 8th November 2016

Teaching the understanding of emotions to children Numerous studies have showed that children’s understanding of the nature, origins and consequences of emotions (i.e. their emotion understanding) is linked to their pro-social competences, psychological well-being and more recently to their school achievement. These studies raise the interesting question of whether it is possible to improve emotion […]


Research Seminar: 1st November 2016

Why is loneliness only seen as a problem of old age? Loneliness, isolation, living alone and solitude are distinct concepts that can influence our health and wellbeing in different ways. In order to determine the impact of loneliness, and design appropriate interventions, we need to be clear about these distinctions. In this seminar, Christina will […]


Research Seminar: 25 October 2016

The Brain Mechanisms of Semantic Retrieval There are a number of controversies about semantic memory and the brain: the first is where knowledge is stored, and the second is how knowledge is accessed. Research has shown there are several interacting brain networks implicated in the dynamic use of knowledge, which allow us to (1) store […]


Research Seminar: 11th October 2016

Last Drinks: The Blood Alcohol Concentration Level of People Entering and Leaving Brisbane and Gold Coast Entertainment Districts. SmartStart was an initiative run in 2014 to quantify the level of alcohol preloading in Qld entertainment districts. More than 3,000 people were assessed as they entered the entertainment districts, of which 80% had preloaded with alcohol. […]


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