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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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Prize Winner: Philip McAdams - Alan B Milne Award for Best Thesis and Henry Prize in Mental Philosophy (Logic) for Best Student in Level 4

Is there anything more interesting than the human mind and brain? Not to me. The brain, like a rock and all other objects is just a bunch of atoms. But... rocks don't fall in love with each other, travel to the moon, or contemplate their own mortality. So, how does…

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Understanding Developmental Psychology

Let’s talk about the topic of Developmental Psychology. The lectures on the programme look at the theoretical and empirical evidence for the psychological development of children from about the age of 3 through to the end of adolescence, and sometimes makes comparisons to adults. 

We…

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