School of Applied Social Science

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Could drugs help fight climate change?

The controlled use of psychedelic drugs can help tackle depression but could they also “restart the beating heart of ecological awareness before it is too late”. Dr Matt Adams investigated claims about the potential of psychedelics “not only for improving mental health, but also, remarkably, as a key to overcoming inaction in the face of…

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Children’s little lies aren’t all bad

White lies are not all bad and can help young people keep relationships functioning, according to a University of Brighton senior lecturer in forensic psychology. Dr Hannah Cassidy said ‘prosocial’ lies are helpful and “act as a social lubricant”, often protecting people’s feelings. For instance, lying when we say we like a gift from a…

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Progress your career with a postgraduate degree

Postgraduate study develops your skills, supports your career progression and allows for rich personal development. Enhanced earning potential A masters won’t just help you to get a job, it will also help you to earn more money. Students with a postgraduate degree can expect to earn £5,500 more a year than those with just a…

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