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  • Research Blog: Allowing the person to take centre stage

    25 Feb 2019
    Research Blog: Allowing the person to take centre stage

    Measuring individual change – allowing the person to take centre stage by Emma Hurley and Dr Raegan Murphy

     

    Traditionally, psychology has tended to find a voice as a science by providing findings from large-scale studies. Psychology as a therapeutic discipline, instead, has tended to find its voice by informing us of the lived experiences of individuals. A PhD study in the School of Applied Psychology has merged the need for robust data to underpin the measured changes experienced by individuals (one person) over time. How do we stand over measures of an individual in the same way that we would measure many individuals on aggregate? Normally, statistical techniques are used to assist in inferring findings from large-scale sample studies to the larger population from which they originate. In addition, statistical techniques provide measures which account for chance factors in research design. How can N=1 samples provide us with robust data in the same way that N=1000 samples can? Emma Hurley has investigated this very question in her PhD research under the supervision of Dr Raegan Murphy. Her PhD is embedded within the broader area of dynamic assessment

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  • Research Blog: Multisensory Perception in older adults prone to falling

    06 Feb 2019
    Research Blog: Multisensory Perception in older adults prone to falling

    Dr Jason Chan and Dr Annalisa Setti talk about their research on Multisensory Perception in older adults.

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  • Psychological processes and interventions in children with chronic illness – a family resilience approach

    12 Nov 2018
    Psychological processes and interventions in children with chronic illness – a family resilience approach

    Involving children with congenital heart disease, epilepsy, brain injury and cancer, our work has elucidated behavioural and neurodevelopmental phenotypes associated with such diseases. It has highlighted an often greater role for family functioning in determining outcomes for children than disease factors and severity.

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  • Multisensory Perception

    12 Nov 2018
    Multisensory Perception

    We live in a multisensory world.  Every day, we are constantly combining information from our different sensory organs to form a coherent experience

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  • Older adults and the lived environment

    12 Nov 2018
    Older adults and the lived environment

    The aim of this project is to define and measure the characteristics of our outdoor lived environment which can support cognitive healthy ageing.

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  • Perceptual Training in Older Adults

    13 Nov 2018
    Perceptual Training in Older Adults

    We are investigating how perceptual temporal efficiency can be improved in older adults using multisensory integration.

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