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Spotlight on Student Internships: Alicia Frost

For the past two months, I have been working as an intern alongside Professor Amy Irwin and PhD student Oliver Hamlet as part of the Applied Psychology & Human Factors Psychology Group at the University of Aberdeen. My role has been primarily focused on the helicopter industry with a majority…

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Your thesis teaches you to be a scientist!

The final post from me is about the Research Project. 

Now that I have written my thesis, I can confidently say that this was the most rewarding part of the entire degree. It gave me the opportunity to gain in depth knowledge of one topic. My thesis was on colour perception and…

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Rethink your stress and eat less - The effect of positive reappraisal on stress-induced eating

My project aimed to extend the existing literature on stress-induced eating by investigating whether positive stress appraisal (SA) (i.e. generating a stress-is-enhancing mindset) compared to negative SA (generating a stress-is-debilitating mindset) could reduce the consumption of palatable high-sugar, high-fat food in response to acute stress. It was predicted that participants encouraged…

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