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Bibi Ergo Sum – I have drunk therefore I am

Recent research at the University of Liverpool has been exploring the effects of placebo-alcohol. This work suggests it is not just the pharmacological properties of alcohol that cause intoxication and…

Drunk Personalities

As psychology students we have all learnt, or at least have some knowledge that there are different personality types. However, you have probably not heard of the different types of…

Pets And Partners

Pets are very important to us humans, the majority of them live within our homes as part of our families. They are that important to us that they can determine…

Liverpool To Egypt

I’m Dr. Mai Helmy from Menoufia University (Egypt) I got my PhD from Liverpool University at 2012. My supervisor is Dr. Marco Bertamini. I spent four years away from home!…

Why Do Some People Become Terrorists?

What’s one group’s terrorist, is another group’s freedom fighter This statement confirms that those with the belief they have had wrongdoing to them, can and in most cases, will retaliate….

Dr Ferguson: Liverpool Hope University

Politically motivated violence in Northern Ireland was discussed by Psychology Professor Neil Ferguson at an invited talk at the University of Plymouth. The presentation ‘Leaving violence behind: Disengaging from terrorism…

Stereotypes Lower Math Performance In Women

A new study suggests that gender stereotypes about women’s ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not…

Identifying Self As Disadvantaged: Fight Or flight?

Faced with the same seemingly insurmountable levels of disadvantage – whether that is as a result of poverty, trauma or discrimination, we know intuitively that individuals will respond very differently….