Virtual Reality Techniques in Work with Psychosis

Dr Laina Rosebrock presents innovative research as part of the Psychology Cultures Seminar Series, February 4th 2020 Dr. Laina Rosebrock’s seminar focused on the potential to deliver powerful psychological therapy to millions more people using immersive technology. Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated, interactive technology where individuals can repeatedly be immersed in different situations. Within…

“In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia…”

Sarah Gunn and Edith Lee, Second Year Trainees, report on a recent visit to James Madison University   Given our urban UK and Hong Kong backgrounds, visiting a rural American region was always going to be something of a culture shock (made more dramatic by the week we spent on leave in New York just…

Research in the Real World: Connecting Ideas to People

Conference hosted by Trainee Clinical Psychologists, University of Leicester, September 25th 2018  “In today’s environment, hoarding knowledge
ultimately erodes your power. If you know
something very important, the way to get power
is by actually sharing it.” Professor Joseph L. Badaracco, Harvard Business School Whilst Badaracco may have been referring to unethical secrecy in the financial sector, the…

Researching psychologists’ resilience in the workplace: A call for participants!

Sameen Malik, Third Year Leicester Trainee, introduces her research into self-care amongst psychologists & invites you to have your say Earlier this year, Madalyn Parker’s post about taking a sick day for her mental wellbeing was re-tweeted over 16,000 times. What got social media animated was not her email asking for the day off, but her CEO’s…

Why ideas matter: Jennifer Clegg reflects on her presentation to the December Psychology Cultures Seminar

Psychology has traditionally been a discipline that focuses on evidence but, as Liz Valentine observed, it is not always clear what ideas the data are evidence for. Moreover, some regard empiricism as highly conservative: it recycles traditional ideas that validate the status quo, mistrusting ideas and the imagination (summarised in Pilgrim 2015). In Logic of…