School of Applied Social Science

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Will Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement backfire?

Following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, School of Applied Social Science,  Principal Lecturer and Social Psychologist, Dr Matthew Adams shares his view in an article for The Conversation. This time he gives his view on whether ‘Trump’s climate policy may backfire, as he unwittingly plays an old psychologists’ trick’.    

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SASS Head of School elected as President of the British Psychological Society

Professor Kate Bullen, Applied Social Science Head of School and Professor of Psychology, has been elected as President of the British Psychological Society (BPS).  The BPS is the second largest psychological association in the world, second only to the American Psychological Association.

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The great debate of denying climate change?

You may recall a couple of months ago, we blogged about Dr Matthew Adams, Principal Lecturer in Psychology, view on BBC comedy documentary ‘Carnage‘  that appeared in The Conversation.  In the article he posed the question of whether a futuristic vegan utopian world where animals live as equals, could really happen? We are now treated to another fascinating insight by Dr Adams;  “Extreme weather just might encourage…

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3rd year students showcase ideas and inspiration at BUDS

The annual Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase Conference (BUDS) took place on 17th May SASS (School of Applied Social Science), and was an excellent opportunity for all our third-year students studying in the School of Applied Social Sciences to showcase their dissertation work to fellow students and staff.

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Outstanding performance by SASS who scooped 8 awards at the Brighton Student Union Awards ceremony!!

What a fantastic event it was at the Brighton Student Union (BSU) Awards 2017 ceremony at Komedia last night! Not only did the School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS) receive a number of nominations beforehand, but on the night they scooped up a total of 8 awards, including ‘School of the Year’ award!!

Weird Psychology – how weird can it get?

Huxley 300 Lecture Theatre, University of Brighton Thursday 5th May 2017, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Fancy going on a whistlestop tour of strange sight, weird beliefs and ‘missing body parts?’ If so why not join us for the free event, ‘Weird Psychology: The science of strange phenomena’! Two of country’s top expert Psychologists Chris French and…

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A glimpse into our SASS Applicant Day!

You would have thought that going to an applicant day at university to have a closer look at the subject offerings would have been a serious affair – yet judging by the smiles on everyone’s faces the atmosphere was light hearted, and fun! If you didn’t make it – have look below to get a taste of…

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Our turbulent minds: everybody’s crazy but nobody’s ill!

Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, BN2 0JY Tuesday 2 May 2017, 6:00pm – 7:00pm A radical rethink is needed in how we understand mental health.  As part of The British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Brighton 3-5 May, join host of a BBC TV Horizon Special Professor Peter Kinderman for a lively discussion on the…

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Imagine a world 50 years from now – that no longer consumes animals or their by-products…

This sounds like the start of a campaign to persuade you to give up your daily McDonald’s and to start growing your own veg!  However, not quite. What’s being referred to, is the compelling concept put to us by a feature-length BBC film aptly named Carnage, which depicts a 2067 utopia where humans no longer raise animals for consumption….

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Shocking survey shows that 75% of police agree with carrying a taser

With over 8000 Metropolitan Police stating in a recent survey that they should be allowed to carry a taser, this has become a hot topic for debate. Professor Peter Squires, of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton, speaks to The Conversation about the lessons learnt from countries where police carry weapons, and what the research…

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