Forensic Psychology Free Special Event
27 July 2018
Thursday 6th September 2018 Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury The Centre for Research and Education in Forensic Psychology (CORE-FP) is delighted to invite you to their forthcoming special event on ‘Offending behaviour treatment programmes: Where do we go from here?’. Places are limited. The event will be of particular interest to those working in practice. Register to attend through this Qualtrics survey.
Power corrupts but can also ennoble the same person
26 July 2018
The observation that power tends to corrupt is accepted wisdom but now research from psychologists suggests that holding high positions might simultaneously have good and bad consequences. The researchers found that exercising power over others and personal control can have opposite effects. Whereas power over others was associated with antisocial tendencies, such as being aggressive and exploiting others, personal control was found to have the opposite...
Psychology Annual Lecture 2018
24 July 2018
This year the The School of Psychology’s Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Bristol. The talk, which is open to all staff and students at the University of Kent, is titled "Beyond misinformation: Parallel universes in a post-truth world", and will explore implications of the growing abundance of misinformation in the public sphere, how it influences people and how to counter it. The event will begin with a drinks recept...
Alumnus profile - Josh Cable
4 July 2018
Josh completed his Bachelor degree and also an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent. Here is a quick update on what he is doing now. Where are you currently working? What is your current job title? I currently work for Steps 2 Wellbeing which is the Dorset IAPT service (primary care mental health). My current job title is “Assessment and Low Intensity Team Lead”. My current role is 50% managerial – supporting trainee psychological wellbeing practi...
Mindfulness helps injured athletes improve pain tolerance and awareness
27 June 2018
A new study of injured athletes carried out by the University found they can benefit from using mindfulness as part of the sport rehabilitation process to improve their pain tolerance and awareness. The research, carried out by Dr Warhel Asim Mohammed and Dr Athanasios Pappous (School of Sport and Exercise Sciences) and Dr Dinkar Sharma (School of Psychology) could have major implications in the treatment of sporting injuri...