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Pathways out of prostitution: Identity and stigma amongst those engaged in commercial sexual exploitation

PhD Studentship Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship (ESRC) investigating the social and psychological factors that shape the opportunities for women involved in commercial sexual exploitation to exit prostitution. Because of the nature of this research, only female candidates can be considered. The studentship: Funding is available (fees plus maintenance grant) to undertake research leading to a PhD at ...

PSYCHOLOGY WOMEN IN SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2017

Psychology greatly enjoyed running a public engagement stand at the Women in Science Family Fun Day, held at Charleston Community Centre on Sunday 5th March.  Dr.’s Josephine Ross and Alissa Melinger were joined at the Psychology stand by PhD students Mariel Symeonidou and Yaroslava Goncharova and MSc student Jenna Lyons. Dr. Ross’ son Seamus also enjoyed helping out. The event was very well attended, with aro...

16- & 17-year-olds' Voting in the 2014 Independence Referendum

The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was the subject of a large-scale study of young people's views conducted by Professors Mark Bennett (Dundee), Peter Grant (Saskatchewan) and Dominic Abrams  (Kent). The first major publication emerging from this work is soon to appear in the British Journal of Social Psychology. This study found that voting for independence was significantly more likely among i) tho...