Experimental Psychology joins forces with the Palix Foundation to share knowledge about the brain and psychological science
27 November 2019
The Palix Foundation has pledged £265,250 to support a cross-disciplinary project aimed at sharing scientific knowledge about early brain development and its effect on mental health and addiction. The project will be delivered by the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Experimental Psychology, and will unite Oxford and the foundation's shared vision of improving outcomes for children, their families and future generations.
10 October 2019
In a move that will transform future mental health research, Prof Elaine Fox has been made the national Mental Health Impact and Engagement Coordinator for UK Research and Innovation. Read more to find out more about what this means for supporting improved mental health research across the UK.
21 August 2019
Professor Cathy Creswell of the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Oxford has been awarded a £2.5 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research to develop and evaluate procedures for identifying and treating anxiety disorders in primary school aged children.
9 August 2019
Prof Robin Dunbar, Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Psychology has been in conversation with Jim Al-Khalili on Radio 4's Life Scientific. This fascinating podcast gives takes us on a journey from his early beginnings in science, and his fascinating research and groundbreaking discoveries he's made deciphering the mysteries as to why humans and animals evolve the social habits to exist in friendship circles.
17 July 2019
Now is your chance to get a sneak peek into the workings of one of the first dedicated developmental psychology research centres established in the UK. From looking at the development of cognitive functions such as speech and language, memories and higher executive functions such as decision making, the Oxford BabyLab has been unlocking the secrets of the developing infant brain since 1992.
21 June 2019
Loneliness is an expanding challenge for health and care, and something that could affect any one of us at any point in our lives. This year’s focal point is about reducing the stigma about loneliness. We’re using the opportunity to shine a light on some social psychology research and how it can help tackle loneliness.
14 June 2019
Dyedra Morrisey, a DPhil student from Prof Robin Murphy's Computational Psychopathology lab has won 2nd place in the "3 Minute Thesis" competition. Her talk covered her research into the Planning Fallacy, where people's expectations on the completion of tasks and meeting deadlines vary, often wildly. With a useful addition of real-life examples where the planning fallacy manifests.
15 May 2019
As part of its Mental Health Season, BBC 1 showed their documentary on anxiety presented by Great British Bake Off Winner, Nadiya Hussain. The show featured Professor of Experimental Psychology, David Clark, who discusses with Nadiya the various features of anxiety.
14 May 2019
In her first interview since joining the University of Oxford, Cathy gives us a taster of what it's like researching psychological therapies for children and young people
3 April 2019
Postdoctoral research associate publishes a children's book that enables greater exposure to complex grammar structures at a young age, supporting children's long-term reading and learning development.