20 Jun 2017

Bringing Dundee To The World

Dr Ben Vincent recently organised and attended a workshop at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, called What Is Attention? “It was an excellent opportunity to get a handful of experts in the area of attention together. It allowed us the chance to step back from empirical findings and zoom out to consider large theoretical questions surrounding attention." said Dr Vincent. The workshop brought together a diverse group of leaders in the field from Stanford, New York and Dundee, and offered opportunity for future partnerships....

15 Jun 2017

Reaching an International Audience with Social Media

Dr Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel, a Psychologist from the The University of Dundee, is harnessing the power of social media to enable students to learn and teachers to teach. Her desire is to make research on learning more accessible to students, teachers and other educators for maximum impact. Carolina joins experts from around the globe to run The Learning Scientists, a group of educational experts who provide six simple strategies for effective learning. A recent blog post about learning styles gained over fifty thousand page views and inspired a meme that went viral. Carolina is also connecting to teach...

Reaching an International Audience with Social Media

16 May 2017

Final Year Psychology Student Invited to Present at British Psychological Society Annual Conference

Final Year Psychology student Egle Dalinkeviciute recently presented a poster at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Brighton . The Society's Annual Conference attracts leading academics, researchers and practitioners from around the world to share their Psychology research. Egle was invited to present research conducted during the completion of a highly competitive British Psychological Society Undergraduate Research Assistantship.  The award was given to Psychology lecturer Dr. Josephine Ross, to allow her to provide Egle with 'hands-on' experience of research within the mini...

Final Year Psychology Student Invited to Present at British Psychological Society Annual Conference

12 May 2017

A mother’s touch may help to bond with unborn babies

Babies may be able to recognise their mother’s touch while still in the womb, helping them to bond even before birth, according to new research carried out at the University of Dundee. Researchers from the University’s Psychology department used 4D ultrasound videos to record the reaction of unborn children when different people touching their mother’s stomach during pregnancy. They found that babies were most likely to reach out and touch the wall of the uterus when their mother caressed her bump. The response was nowhere near as strong when strangers or even the child’s father rub...

A mother’s touch may help to bond with unborn babies

10 Apr 2017

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 the University of Dundee. The studentship is for three years and is suitable for an individual who holds a first degree and an MSc in subjects that provide research training in the so...

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