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Our research adopts a translational perspective with the aim of understanding problems that are of social importance to inform subsequent policy debate and produce behaviour change. We aim to gain empirical insight into complex psychological processes before extrapolating our findings to significant social challenges. Our emphasis on research pathways from the lab to the real world allows us to create models and analyses which inform the development of assessment and intervention techniques for wide-scale use.

研究突出了

Research within the 心理学院 aims to have an impact with the treatment of common physical and mental health conditions. 学校的主题一直是宝盈平台翻译影响的关键, 改善患者的预后, populations and insights for medical and public health professionals.

Our understanding of psychological processes and our thriving research community based around two broad research themes, has led to us being a hub for interdisciplinary research excellence supported by our physical proximity to key partners in Health, 生命科学与医学. We gain empirical understanding for societal and policy impact in areas ranging from obesity and nutrition, 赌博和行为成瘾, 法医和临床心理学, 神经影像学和认知.

改进获得性脑损伤预后评估

Over 1.3million people in the UK are living with the long-term effects of acquired brain injury (ABI). ABI is an injury to the brain which has occurred since birth whether a road traffic incident or a fall or stroke. This research aimed to ensure that health professionals have the tools to reliably detect neurobehavioural disability. This tool (The St Andrew's - Swansea Neurobehavioral Outcome Scale) has seen wide spread national and international adoption and is now emended into electronic patient record systems.

改善对健康相关压力的心理支持

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is defined by fatal or potentially fatal blood clots through the body. The experience of a VTE has the hallmarks of an event likely to cause significant psychological distress. 这项研究分为两个不同的方向, the first focussing on identifying the scope of the problem the second examining the psychological impacts of VTE. 贝内特教授的 work has been recognised as needing to be central to developing standards of care for VTE patients, and healthboards have implemented psychological provision for patients as a direct result of this research. 

Psychological Support to Promote Physiotherapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

骨盆底功能障碍(PFD)影响全球25%的女性.  Physiotherapy Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PFMT) is an effective, safe, 以及性价比高的治疗方法, 然而,许多妇女没有参加或完成她们的疗程. 里德教授 发现50%的PFD患者没有接受治疗.  Patients who also had depression and anxiety (around 30% of this patient group) were even more likely not to complete treatment, and would have poorer PFMT outcomes even after the had completed treatment.

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赌博无害的乐趣?

Gambling (which may be defined as wagering on an uncertain outcome, 通常是为了钱)和时间本身一样古老. While most people can enjoy an occasional bet on the football or a trip to the casino without developing a problem, 相当一部分人发现很难限制他们的赌博.

Our research aims to identify those who may be at risk of gambling related harm, to investigate the neuro-behavioural mechanisms underlying the onset and maintenance of gambling problems, 并开发创新的临床治疗形式. We adopt a basic-applied translational perspective in which gambling problems or specific features of gambling games are modelled experimentally in the basic science lab before translational application to real world gambling.

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焦虑和回避:安全远离伤害?

Learning about what does and does not predict threat clearly aids our survival. Confronted with new situations, experience with similar threats guides us. 容易焦虑的人可能会, however, come to overly rely on just one unpleasant experience when reacting to different situations.

‘Living in fear’ prevents disconfirming opportunities; rather than wait and find out if something bad will happen, 宝盈平台选择“安全总比后悔好”的方法. As a result, our quality of life is impaired and mental health suffers. Overcoming this avoidance tendency is a common feature of behavioural therapy and is a core characteristic of disorders such as anxiety related disorders, 强迫性障碍, and PTSD.

加入宝盈平台的研究社区

The research work we do is in support of an ethos underpinned by a culture of connectedness from the research we carry out through to the opportunities we build for early career researchers. Our research has worldwide impact and is an ideal platform from which to launch a research career. Integral throughout all of this is the involvement of patients and care providers in our work, ensuring it remains relevant to the challenges facing our society.

Our research degree programmes will help you to; pursue a career in academia, 改善你的就业前景, develop your skills in a chosen professional career or simply want to follow a programme of research based on your own personal interests.