Our second candidate for the Psychology Q&A Series is Dr Dennis Nigbur, Chair of the Faculty Ethics Panel and Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, having been with the psychology department since 2007. He received his PhD in 2004 after conducting his doctoral studies on national identity.
Can we smell colour? What do yellow, green, purple, or brown smell like? For my dissertation I was keen to explore something that we may not notice or think about in our daily lives: how smell and vision interact, more specifically how colour and smell perception are linked.
Developmental Psychologist Dr Amanda Carr, Dr Philip Ulrich and research assistant Michelle England discuss their research on children’s outdoor play preferences and look to understand what life in lockdown means for children’s play
The majority of society knows the term for the loss of sight or the loss of hearing, but what about the loss of smell or taste? Well this week (18th May 2020), the term ‘anosmia’ hit the national press as it became recognised as one of the three main symptoms of COVID-19. This blog describes what anosmia is, and why the power of smell should never be underestimated.
Social psychologist Dennis Nigbur comments on the current nature of distancing and the importance of social connection.
Psychology student Jessica Delo has created a podcast looking at ‘Psychology at Christ Church’. In her first podcast she interviews members of CCSU Psychology society ‘PsySoc’. Keep an ear out for more from Jessica in the future!
Dr. Evangelos Ntontis discusses shared social identity, the role of social groups during disasters and how they emerge and evolve in the post-disaster period.
I’ve just returned from the 43rd Annual International Conference of the Society for Psychical Research which was held this year in Leicester. Delegates were a mix of those interested in psychic phenomena, those who claim to be psychic and those, like me, who conduct scientific research in the field.
Tom Prosser is a Ph.D. candidate in Health Psychology. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University. He is now going into his fifth year of a part-time Ph.D. and is a University Instructor within the psychology department. His research focuses on university student drinking and how E-intervention (electronic based interventions – Apps and Websites) can help students moderate their drinking behaviour.
For this month’s blog entry Aida Malovic (Year in the Industry coordinator), invited one of the most recent students who’ve completed their placement year, to contribute with an account of their experiences. Kyle provides a very honest and interesting summary of the placement.