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Dundee & Angus College students ‘test drive’ School of Psychology

Being rated number one by our students, here at the University of Dundee we are enthusiastic to be ‘test driven’, to let people see for themselves why we’ve been voted top for student experience in Scotland for the past five years. Last week students from Dundee & Angus College did just this, participating in experiments, hearing about the research happening in the School and learning more about the world...

Shared Identity predicts enhanced health at a mass gathering

Indian Mela gathering and a man holding a object

Mass gatherings (e.g., pilgrimage events, sporting events) are often causes for concern. Participants run the risk of crushing and the close proximity of others can facilitate the transmission of disease. However, being with others can also contribute to one’s well-being. Recent Social psychological research conducted by Nick Hopkins and his colleagues shows that to the degree that those attending a mass gathering identi...

Research Investigating The Link Between Subjective Socioeconomic Status and Pain

Dr. Juliet Wakefield and Prof. Fabio Sani in the School of Psychology have been investigating the relationship between subjective social status (one's perceived status in relation to others in society) and pain. The work is part of the Health In Groups project, a large cross-cultural and longitudinal study investigating the effects of group life on people's physical and mental health. The research involved measuring subjective...