Online Science Editor, Vincent Plant, discusses the psychology behind resilience and whether it is possible to develop it.
Danielle Darrah weighs in on the reliability of personality quizzes and their growing popularity Personality tests are everywhere – in job interviews, franchises and even entire books have been written on them, with the likes of Gretchen Rubin, a critically acclaimed author, writing The Four Tendencies. They date back to pre-Socratic Greece, with Hippocrates discovering […]
With Facebook omnipresent in modern life, most of us are aware that we see adverts, and that they are often tailored to us individually. There is now also new evidence that the amount of personalisation can be used to change your opinion on political questions. A study from the University of Bath tested the effectiveness […]
Queuing – a quintessential British pastime? Don’t make me laugh. There are few things that are enjoyable about standing around for excessive periods of time. It’s something that we spend an awful lot of time doing, but how often do we really dwell on the psychology behind it? When it comes to queuing, a group […]
On the evening of 8 November 2016, I went to ‘The US Presidential Election 2016 Talk’. This is the last of a series of talks on campus where I went with expectations of hearing a variety of opinions and being presented with thought-provoking points before the big decision was made. As each of the five speakers […]
Protagonist of acclaimed Channel 4 documentary ‘Stranger on a Bridge’, Jonny Benjamin, will give a talk tomorrow evening on male mental health. Benjamin will join students and members of the public in the Alumni Auditorium at 6.30pm to share the inspirational story of his global search to find the stranger who talked him out of […]
With the notorious Peeple app set for release in November, are you ready to receive your personal five star rating? How much can a future employer really tell about who you are? Could a computer algorithm match you with the love of your life? With the world wearing its heart on its sleeve through social […]