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Research undertaken at the University of Chester is leading the way in promoting the importance of looking after the psychological well-being of cancer patients, as part of their healthcare. Psychological distress is common, and understandably high, in cancer patients. The evidence for the effectiveness of psychological interventions in reducing distress…
Short-term memory, long-term memory, amnesia, dementia, Alzheimer’s – people often use these terms incorrectly. The reason is partly because memory is one of the most complex mental abilities. It involves experiencing the current moment through the five senses, holding that experience for a fraction of a second, filtering just a…
In an increasingly globalised economy and culturally diverse country, a new report from King’s College London and National Citizen Service (NCS) reveals a ‘concerning' lack of social integration and level of loneliness amongst the next generation of young people, which could be harmful to the UK’s economy and wellbeing in…
A single defective gene increases the risk of schizophrenia 35 times and is involved in a range of neurodevelopmental disorders, research has shown. Although the mutation is very rare, affecting less than one in 1,000 people with the illness, the discovery may lead to a better understanding of psychosis and…
A vulnerable woman embroiled in a family court fight over the future of her eight-year-old son may have been exploited by a psychologist, a judge has said. Dr Ludwig F Lowenstein could be in breach of professional codes of conduct, said Judge Mary Lazarus. The judge has raised concerns in…
This September sees University of the West of Scotland (UWS) launching its new MSc in Psychology. This postgraduate conversion course, which is being delivered at the University’s Paisley Campus, is aimed at graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology. The MSc will develop…
Positive psychology is a dynamic and fast-growing area that involves the scientific study of well-being and optimal human functioning for individuals, groups, communities and organisations. In 2012, Buckinghamshire New University established the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) and became one of only two institutions in the UK to enable its…
Practitioner psychologist Monir Ahmed has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register on grounds of misconduct, after engaging in inappropriate and sexually motivated behaviour towards two service users while employed by the Guernsey Health and Social Services Department. A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence…
If you're interested in people's emotions, and want to help them deal with problems in their lives, this could be an ideal career for you. Psychotherapists help people who are distressed. They use a variety of techniques and therapies, rather than using drugs or physical treatments. To become a psychotherapist,…
If you are interested in how people behave and in helping them to deal with challenges, this career could be perfect for you. Psychologists study people's behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings and help them overcome or control their problems. You will need to complete a degree in psychology and then…
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