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Exploring Marginalisation through using Qualitative Methods

On the 25th and 26th April, Nick Hopkins led a two day intensive workshop on the use of qualitative methods to address Social Psychological dimensions of marginalisation. The venue was UNIL (Université de Lausanne) and the participants were PhD students engaged in research at Lausanne or Geneva. Over a series of eight sessions, participants explored general issues concerning the utility of qualitative methods in Social ...

Dundee Dominates at BPS Conference

 I don’t know what they’re putting in the water in Tayside…  On the 26th of March, final year psychology students from the University of Dundee travelled north to the University of Aberdeen to participate in the BPS Scottish Branch Undergraduate Conference. Every honours student in psychology must conduct a piece of empirical research for their final year dissertation project. Thirty-one of our stu...

Psychology PhD student Kirsty Miller led research into how group identifications affect likelihood of teenagers smoking, drinking and taking cannabis

Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according to research from the University of Dundee. The research team, led by Psychology PhD student Kirsty Miller, surveyed more than 1000 high school pupils aged 13-17 from the Fife area. The results showed that group identification prote...