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12 Days of Christmas: Nine Ladies Dancing (to Bass)

12 Days of Christmas: Nine Ladies Dancing (to Bass)

What is it that makes us want to dance to music? Researchers at McMaster University may have found the answer…
FOMO: Are you really missing out?

FOMO: Are you really missing out?

FOMO is something we all experience but what really underlies this decisional anxiety, and how can we overcome it?
Your Brain: The Invisible Magician

Your Brain: The Invisible Magician

Chloe Tenn explores the tricks our minds play on us – sometimes when we least expect it
Imposter syndrome: Why Do We Feel Like Frauds?

Imposter syndrome: Why Do We Feel Like Frauds?

Chloe Tenn reveals the potential to study and further understand imposter syndrome from a scientific perspective
Zzzoom Fatigue: Why is online life so draining?

Zzzoom Fatigue: Why is online life so draining?

Emma Hattersley reviews the psychological explanations for our video-software related exhaustion
They’re so excited: How boredom research thrived during lockdown

They’re so excited: How boredom research thrived during lockdown

The pandemic has left many people stuck at home with little to do – boredom researchers have grabbed this golden opportunity with both hands
Homosexuality and science: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Homosexuality and science: the good, the bad, and the ugly

In the wake of LGBT history month, we take a look at how scientific understanding of homosexuality shaped our cultural and political attitudes.
New Year’s resolution hack

New Year’s resolution hack

Confidence is they key in hitting your goals in 2019
The Loneliness Experiment launched

The Loneliness Experiment launched

A University of Manchester psychologist leads an experiment which aims to explore what loneliness looks like in our world today
Citizen science project aims to unpick ‘Secrets of Happiness’

Citizen science project aims to unpick ‘Secrets of Happiness’

University of Manchester clinical psychologist, Dr Sara Tai, has started a new collaborative project to unpick what happiness is

The science of attraction

Why are you attracted to someone? Is it hormones? Or maybe your immune system?

The science of gambling with Guardian Live

As part of Manchester Science Festival, the science of gambling explored the psychology and statistics behind casinos, all with a cabaret-style twist

Positive coping mechanisms may help UK academics deal with stress of the job

A study on UK university academics has revealed the need to teach staff how to deal with stress in a positive way

The bodies nobody cares about

The media and societal spin on body image is causing dangerous consequences for a generation of body dysmorphic men; what can we do?

Get Psyched!

Manchester Psychology Society are ready for a new year with a packed programme of events, open to students of all disciplines.

University spends £20,000 to build a pub

London South Bank University is using the bar as a psychology experiment

‘I am not the only member of staff who has been under attack at MMU,’ says Parker

Internationally renowned Professor says ‘sorry’ to sudents in open letter after quitting MMU following ‘bullying and harassment’

You have been evicted: ‘Big Brother psychologist’ lecturer fired

Professor Geoff Beattie plans to appeal ‘gross misconduct’ charges

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