EXPERT COMMENT: Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Tom Heffernan, Programme Leader in Psychology with Criminology, Northumbria University, explores how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health.
Sick and tired – not just a figure of speech
Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.
EXPERT COMMENT: Always forget to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Smoking and drinking could be why
Anna-Marie Marshall, Colin Hamilton and Tom Heffernan from Department of Psychology at Northumbria University, write about the damage of excessive alcohol use and smoking on prospective memory.
EXPERT COMMENT: Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too
Tom Heffernan, Programme Leader in Psychology with Criminology, and Anna-Marie Marshall, PhD researcher and demonstrator at Northumbria University, write about smoking for The Conversation.
Participants needed for University research projects
Researchers from Northumbria University are looking for volunteers to take part in studies looking at the effects of a compound found in grapes and red wine which may boost mental functions.
All in the mind – new exhibition to uncover secrets of the brain
A new exhibition at the Life Science Centre will help us understand what’s going on inside our heads.
Herbs that can boost your mood and memory
The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new research from Northumbria University.
COMMENT: Hirsutes you sir: but that beard might mean more to men than women
Tamsin Saxton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria, writes about beards for The Conversation.
COMMENT: Why we are secretly attracted to people who look like our parents
Tamsin Saxton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria, writes about attraction for The Conversation.
COMMENT: If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different
Dr Larry Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, explains how new research which suggests that some languages like Mandarin require the brain to work in an entirely different way to languages such as English
Will your partner stay or stray?
Both men and women may be genetically inclined to be either promiscuous or faithful according to new research from Northumbria and Oxford Universities.
Northumbria academic to take part in BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival
A Northumbria University academic is taking part in a BBC Radio 3 debate as part of the station’s Free Thinking festival.
Psychologist launches guide book for humans
A senior lecturer and health psychologist at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has published a new book that explores what makes us who we are and why we are so resistant to change.