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Leading Like A Woman: Understanding why the gender gap in personality traits is widening

A postgraduate student at the University of Warwick is aiming to unravel the complicated interactions between the Human Development Index, gender equality and gender gap in personality traits.

Tue 08 Mar 2022, 11:32 | Tags: Science & Technology Psychology Sociology Work

What’s in a smirk?

When we see a politician smirk, we all know exactly what it means. At least we think we do, explains Dr Elisabeth Blagrove from the University of Warwick’s Department of Psychology.

Sun 13 Feb 2022, 19:36 | Tags: Politics Science & Technology Psychology

A nudge in the right direction for the environment

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our present time. Whilst the world’s leaders are gathering in the UK to reassert their commitment to tackle climate change at COP26, the need for action has never been greater. But how do we get people to engage at an individual level asks Dr Lory Barile an expert in nudge theory from Warwick’s Department of Economics.

Wed 10 Nov 2021, 15:56 | Tags: Politics Business & Economy Psychology Economics

How should Steve Arnott tackle his painkiller addiction? A health psychologist’s perspective

Dr Harbinder Sandhu, a health psychologist and expert on pain management from Warwick Medical School, looks at how DI Arnott from the hit series Line of Duty could tackle his problem and begin the regain control of his symptoms.

When three worlds collide: choreography, academia and the world of Bridgerton

The Netflix series Bridgerton is one of the most-watched television programmes of all time. it tells the story of an imaginary family, in an imaginary world which looks like Georgian England. Dr Heidi Ashton, assistant choreographer for the series, talks about her experience and explains some of the creative processes involved in mashing the modern with the fashions of the period.

Fri 02 Apr 2021, 00:00 | Tags: Arts & Culture Film & TV Theatre & Performance Psychology

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we talk to four members of our research community about their experiences growing up, their ambitions, experiences and advice for other women.

Government should be up front about trade-offs behind new social distancing measures

If it really were true that reduced social-distance measures can give the UK all the expected economic and social benefits without raising the risks, why weren’t they introduced weeks ago, asks Professor Graham Loomes from WBS.

Put feelings first to avoid tensions at home -advice for children and parents

It’s not surprising that some families find that tensions grow in close quarters. Families are having to find ways of living together that they are entirely unused to, when many of their usual ways of coping have been taken away says Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown from Warwick Medical School.

Five ways mindfulness could help you and your family during lockdown

Mindfulness is often described as a state of being where our awareness is focused on the present-moment flow of experience without commentary, analysis or judgement. In this state the mind has less chance to wander and worry about other things, explains Dean Howes from Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning.

How our relationship with ourselves will be key in the coming weeks

Dr Harbinder Sandhu, Associate Professor in the Clinical Trials Unit at Warwick Medical School and clinical psychologist, explains some of the feelings we may all experience in the coming weeks and shares some tips for looking after our own wellbeing.

Could we live in a world without rules?

Professor Nick Chater considers if we really need to follow rules and what would happen if we all ignored them all.