Surrey Psychology Blog

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

Research Seminar: 17th May 2016

Creativity Through Advanced Brain Mapping and Stimulation Creativity is the driving force behind every progress in human civilization yet it is one of the least understood cognitive constructs. As it is complex and multifaceted, we need to have multi-measure neuroscientific approach in order to reveal the neuronal mechanisms underlying various stages of creative problem solving. […]

Research Seminar: 3rd May 2016

On the Scientific Status of the Rorschach Inkblot Method The Rorschach is one of the most debated and fascinating personality assessment tools. Currently, it is taught in the majority of American doctoral clinical psychology programs, and 72% of the 215 members of the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) and American Psychological Association (APA) report that […]

CASE award to fund a PhD studentship

Congrats to Naomi Klepacz and Dr Adrian Banks who have been awarded CASE funding from the ESRC SEDTC to fund a PhD studentship. Title: ‘Decision making in educational assessment;  factor’s influencing cognitive strategies and errors in examiners’ marking judgements’. Their collaborative partner is AQA. For further information please contact either: Naomi Klepacz or Dr Adrian […]

International Research Collaboration

Professor David Uzzell has just returned from the University of Queensland where he is a Visiting Professor in the School of Business. This is in recognition of many years of collaborative research with colleagues there including an ongoing Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project on ‘On being Australian: Exploring the role of Anzac museum and […]

Research Semininar: 15th December

IPT for treatment resistant depression Twenty patients with treatment resistant depression were randomized to Mirtazapine versus Mirtazapine plus Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Patients were treated acutely with weekly IPT for 16 weeks and then the psychotherapy was reduced to monthly sessions for one year of a naturalistic follow up. Blinded rating revealed superiority for the IPT […]

Two Collaborations Funded

Professor Monique Raats has had double success as two bids she is collaborating on have been funded: SURREY Record Ref 86200383/safefood Project Ref 09-2015: Do nutrient and health claims have an impact on the perceived healthiness and the amount of foods/meals eaten by adults on the island of Ireland? SURREY Record Ref Record Ref […]

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