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Can we Recognise Psychologically Significant Events in Fitness Tracking Data?

Can we Recognise Psychologically Significant Events in Fitness Tracking Data?

By Megan Connolly, Post-graduate student In the last five years, there has been a surge of interest in wearable Fitness trackers, with the most popular brand being FitBit. A FitBit device resembles a watch, is worn on the wrist, and collects physiological data from a…

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Playing with Power: Video Games and Politics

Playing with Power: Video Games and Politics

By Dr. Conor Linehan This blog post is adapted from one that originally appeared on Counter Play My research career has focused largely on understanding video games – how they can be designed, adapted and appropriated to facilitate learning, to promote reflection, to surprise and…

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A spoonful of sugar tax helps the weight come down?

A spoonful of sugar tax helps the weight come down?

Louise Foley and Samantha Dockray Louise Foley is a graduate of the UCC Bachelor of Applied Psychology (2017) and is currently completing an MSc Health Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, UK. Samantha Dockray is a Lecturer in Biological and Health Psychology in University…

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Summary of SOAP’s community engagement event: Back from the Brink: Research and Practice in Addressing Homelessness

Summary of SOAP’s community engagement event: Back from the Brink: Research and Practice in Addressing Homelessness

The School of Applied Psychology in association with Cork Simon Community hosted the first event in UCC’s 2017 Community Engagement week which kicked off with Dr Sharon Lambert’s organised event entitled ‘Back from the Brink: Research and Practice in Addressing Homelessness’. The half-day symposium ran…

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Three-Day Transition Year Event Part II

Following on from our last post on the recently held three-day Transition Year Event at the School of Applied Psychology, here are some more thoughts from students who took part. The event aimed to provide a broad overview of what a degree in Applied Psychology…

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Three-Day Transition Year Event

Three-Day Transition Year Event

The School of Applied Psychology recently held a three-day Transition Year Event for secondary school students to provide a broad overview of what a degree in Applied Psychology entails and an idea for the type of research that is carried out in the School. Some…

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Mental health volunteer work in Sri Lanka

Mental health volunteer work in Sri Lanka

By Jessie Newsome Jessie Newsome is completing the BA in Applied Psychology, and is in her second year. Jessie is committed to highlighting the need for mental health services, and this summer she will travel to Sri Lanka to volunteer in an organisation that provides…

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PsychSlam 2017

PsychSlam 2017

In 2015 The School of Applied Psychology celebrated 50 years of teaching, research and service in University College Cork.  We commemorated this milestone in a number of ways, including events and activities that showcased graduates, researchers and School members who had been part of the…

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Applied Psychology in a Community Context

Applied Psychology in a Community Context

By Mary Tobin     In the swampy lowland, messy, confusing problems defy technical solution.  The irony of this situation is that the problems of the high ground tend to be relatively unimportant to individuals or society at large, however great their technical interest may…

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I’m Still Here

I’m Still Here

by Aoife O’Leary   The ability of people with dementia to recall familiar melodies and song lyrics is uniquely paradoxical, as dementia is most notably typified by a progressive decline in the cognitive faculty of memory, while research has shown that memory for music is…

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