School of Applied Psychology Research

Our School is engaged in dynamic, high-impact and applied research, with a focus on three areas: People and Technology, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Healthy Development and Aging. See what's happening right now.

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Outreach and Events

The School of Applied Psychology is very active in our community, both in Cork and further afield. Find information about PsychSlam, our TY Event and the Peter Dempsey Lecture and Student Award Ceremony here.

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Taught Programmes

Interested in pursuing an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course in Psychology? From our core Psychology BA and our new Psychology and Computing BA, to our range of Masters, conversion Higher Diploma, Clinical Doctorate and PhD by research, we have a broad range of options.

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Research, Outreach and Events News

27 Feb 2023

Looking Back, Looking Forward Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of Early Years at UCC 10 March 2023

Please join us in celebrating Celebrating 25 Years of Early Years for the 'Looking Back, Looking Forward' Conference:10 March 2023 at the Dora Allman Room, Student Hub Building, UCC. Sign in time: 9.00am Attendance Fee: €10; to register please scan the QR Code below. Keynote Speakers Dr. Ionna Palaiologou, Centre for Psychological Approaches for Studying Education, University of Bristol Geraldine French, Associate Professor School of Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education, DCU Máire Mhic Mhathúna, Chairperson Qualifications Advisory Board for the Early Learning and Care Sector
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14 Dec 2022

ASpida is about to be launched into the local communities

Researchers from the University College Cork, the School of Applied Psychology hosted a two-day event to present and discuss in person the new training handbook of ASpida. They invited a group of individuals with chronic pain, members of the Chronic Pain Ireland (CPI) who participated in a series of activities that focused on pilot testing the new protocol. ASpida is an innovative community-based program that aims to tackle the effects of stigma in chronic pain.
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Hannah Walsh
14 Nov 2022

BT Young Scientist prizewinner Hannah Walsh on her project and experience

Hannah Walsh (working with Eadaoin Whelan inside the School) won the Intermediate Individual Social and Behavioural Category of BT Young Scientist, and the RTE Best Project in Social & Behavioural Sciences for her project, ‘Towards the development of a program of interventions for the reduction of stress among junior doctors’. Hannah has written this article about the project and her overall experience.
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17 Aug 2022

Teacher attitudes toword and awareness of adolescent gambling behavior in the UK

  Raegan Murphy and colleagues have published their latest research entitled "Teacher attitudes toward and awareness of adolescent gambling behavior in the UK". Numbers of adolescents experiencing gambling related harm are increasing. Teachers spend a significant amount of time with students and their attitudes can make an impact on engagement in high-risk behavior. However, teachers’ awareness of, and attitudes towards adolescent gambling are under-researched; this study aimed to address this gap. 157 UK schoolteachers completed an online survey assessing their perceptions of adolescent gambling. Cochran’s-Q tests of association and regression analyses revealed that teachers perceived adolescent gambling as significantly less serious than other high-risk behaviors. Teachers also reported having significantly less frequent conversations about gambling and were less confident addressing gambling issues than other high-risk behaviors. Arguments are made for increased teacher training around problematic youth gambling. Such a strategy would be a prerequisite for the development and implementation of targeted prevention from harms.
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Outreach Events


Psych Slam is a science communication competition for Transition Year Students run by the School of Applied Psychology at University College Cork.

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Peter Dempsey Lecture and Student Awards Night

The Inaugural Annual Peter Dempsey Lecture and School of Applied Psychology Student Awards Ceremony takes place each year in the School.

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Transition Year Event

Each year, School of Applied Psychology welcomes over 40 transition years students from schools all over Ireland for a three day Transition Year Event

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