Research

Episode 4 – Revisiting Rat Park

In this podcast Elliot revisits the Rat Park studies with Dr Suzi Gage. These studies were at the forefront of the biopsychosocial approach to understanding addiction. The methodological benefits and…

Episode 1 – Should drugs be legalised?

Welcome to our first PsychLiverpool Podcast. This podcast is a platform for staff and students within the Psychology department at the University of Liverpool to discuss both research and controversial…

Sensation Seeking Women And Dark Triad Men

Another interesting piece of research from the Evolutionary Psychology team at Liverpool University (and colleagues) was published recently. The aim was to investigate whether or not women differ in their…

11 Reasons You Should Use R

R is a programming language that many researchers use to analyse their data. There are many reasons why you should consider learning R (with RStudio) in addition to SPSS, whether…

A Drunk Heart Speaks a Sober Mind

The Dark Triad as a whole can be thought of as a short-term, agentic, exploitative social strategy [9]. Therefore, evolutionary psychologists suggest that Dark Triad traits are beneficial to those who…