Ginny Smith talks to Dr Sam Hughes about pain, to introduce the latest episode of our Research Digest podcast, PsychCrunch. We also share a collection of articles from the archive on pain.
The latest episode of our Research Digest podcast PsychCrunch asks what psychology can teach us about dealing with pain. It is presented by Ginny Smith, and sponsored by Routledge Psychology.
There is a possible danger that the current uncertainty around COVID-19 could make things worse for those with obsessive-type conditions. For those with OCD or conditions involving cleanliness, neatness, germ-phobia, tidiness or some obsessive behaviours, the COVID-19 outbreak may actually reinforce to them that their problem-behaviours were actually what kept them safe during the outbreak.Learn More
n this kind of outbreak, does the psychological get considered as important in amongst all the biological and medical issues?
Human behaviour will be a key factor affecting the speed and spread of the coronavirus, and therefore an understanding of the psychosocial factors that affect human behaviour in this context will be essential.Learn More
In urinals, not all men are as accurate as they could be, which often results in unsightly overflows that are costly to clean up. To overcome this problem, some urinal designers have come up with the clever idea of depicting a fly near the opening.Learn More
The way we deal with the coronavirus is bound up with the way we think about society and about the individual. And the problem is that we are in danger of getting it wrong on all counts, with the consequence that we will be less effective in containing the virus. There is nothing new about us being wrong. But this time, lives are at stake.Learn More
Professor of Behavioural Science and Security Brooke Rogers OBE (King’s College London) is a social psychologist whose research explores risk communication, along with perceptions of, and responses to, risk and threat. She pointed out that the UK government has had pandemic diseases on their radar for many years.Learn More
The Onion’s timeless masterpiece, ‘That’s not funny: my brother died that way’ is a useful reminder that nothing is funny for everyone, everywhere. This lack of a universal determinant for humour can collide with our natural desire to make jokes and make light of difficult topics: people can feel that a joke is ‘too soon’ or ‘that’s not a funny subject’ but there is no law about what is too soon, or what is (and isn’t funny).Learn More
No self-respecting Hollywood disaster movie would be complete without a scene where crowd members flee in apparent blind panic, and through their over-reaction, lack of judgement and reason become the agents of their own destruction.Learn More