Most recent features
Feature | 18 March 2014 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Researchers at the university of leicester have worked with the widest range of communities ever to have been included in a single study of hate crime - the leicester hate crime project.
Feature | 12 March 2014 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Our feelings of self-worth are influenced mainly by whether we live up to the cultural values endorsed by the people around us, new research reveals.
Feature | 09 December 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
A new esrc-funded project aims to study the 'social media ecosystem' to better understand how user behaviours, global communication networks and flows of information interact to promote hateful and socially disruptive content.
Feature | 27 September 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Children can become fearful of harmless things, including a simple flower, just from the facial expression of an adult, according to a new esrc-funded study.
Feature | 03 September 2013 | Academic, General public, Press/media
Contrary to beliefs, young people are broadly interested in politics and supportive of the democratic process â€“ but dislike formal, professional politics, political parties and national politicians.
Feature | 23 August 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job and poor social relationships are some of the negative outcomes in adulthood facing those who were victim of bullying in childhood.
Feature | 31 July 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Online 'trolls' who abuse people are motivated by boredom as well as feelings of power, amusement and revenge, new findings show. Research by dr claire hardaker at the esrc cass centre explores the motivation for trolling.
Feature | 21 June 2013 | General public, Press/media
People who voluntarily go missing usually stay close to home, according to new research. Findings from the esrc-funded project geographies of missing people were presented at the 1st international conference on missing children and adults, held in so ...
Feature | 17 May 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
The category of 'torture' has been used by western states to distinguish between the civilised and the uncivilised. The moral and political stakes are often simply too high for the british state to admit responsibility for such an act, according to r ...
Feature | 19 April 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
New research has established a definite link between the physical condition synaesthesia and the capacity for feeling empathy. Brain scans show that the 'social brain' not directly affected by test stimuli is being activated.
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, International, Press/media, Voluntary sector
A pioneering project in which older women explored their experience of ageing through art provided the impetus for a campaign challenging ageism and sexism through a range of policy and school-based initiatives.
Case Study | 25 March 2009 | Business, General public
The training and consultancy company public management associates ltd collaborated with coventry university to develop in-house skills in health psychology and behaviour change, reducing commissioning costs and increasing profits.
Case Study | 15 January 2007 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research on biased jury decisions in rape trials informed home office legislation review and judicial assessments in new zealand.
Case Study | 06 November 2006 | General public, Public sector
A knowledge transfer partnership improved university hospitals coventry and warwickshire's communication with patients - explaining more effectively the risks of invasive procedures.
Case Study | 10 February 2006 | Business, General public
A psychological evaluation of texthelp systems software highlighted the benefits of the product, supporting marketing and leading to new contracts and predicted increase in exports.
Case Study | 22 May 2000 | Business, General public
Advice from esrc-funded economists raised â£22. 5 billion for the government from an auction of radio bandwidths for 3g mobile phone licences.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 15 June 2012 | General public, Press/media, Schools
People make complex judgements about a person from looking at their face that are based on a range of factors beyond simply their race and gender, according to findings of new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 08 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
From the ordinary thank-you letter to the great works of fiction, inspiration is something that we all have to find. But why is it so elusive? is there a science to capturing it? or do we still simply follow the classical art of using a muse?
Press Release | 23 June 2009 | Further education, Higher education, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
The effect of anxiety on academic performance is not always obvious but new research funded by the economic and social research council suggests that there may be hidden costs.
Most recent grants
Dr Kimberly Quinn | 25 April 2014
"behavioural synchrony" occurs when two or more people move together in time and space. The importance of behavioural synchrony lies in its ability to support the formation and maintenance of social bonds: being "in synch" with others boosts interper ...
Professor Heather Gage | 31 March 2014
Research to assess policies and strategies for dementia in the young (rhapsody) aims primarily to analyse the health and social care systems and infrastructures available to the severely burdened yet underserved group of people with young onset demen ...
Dr Ellen Poliakoff | Experimental psychology | 31 March 2014
Parkinson’s disease is a common neurological disorder, which has a profound effect on movement. People find it hard to initiate movements and often make smaller movements, such as taking shorter steps. Currently, cues are used to improve people ...
Dr Debbora Hall | Cognition | 31 March 2014
The aim of this grant is to provide educational psychologists with resources that allow them to fully appreciate the most recent developments in research on working memory and learning, and to provide dynamic assessment activities for use within thei ...
Professor Gillian Livingston | 01 March 2014
The marque programme “managing agitation and raising quality of life” aims to reduce agitation and increase quality of life in people with dementia. Our group has completed a funded systematic literature review on interventions to reduce ...
Dr Abigail Millings | 24 February 2014
The applying relationships science to contemporary interventions seminar series is a 3-year programme of nine mini-conferences designed to facilitate dialogue around relationships science between key stakeholders in contemporary interventions. Events ...
Dr DENISE HEWLETT | Area & Development Studies | 17 February 2014
‘tranquillity' is commonly experienced in areas of outstanding natural beauty where it is a key motive for visitors. This popularity means that managing organisations must ensure that development is sensitive to ecological, social and economic ...
Professor Pablo Branas-Garza | 10 February 2014
The london experimental workshop (lew) proposes to start an inter-university seminar series in the london area between middlesex, queen mary and royal holloway universities. The workshop will work as a discussion platform in the area of experimental ...
Dr Sarah Halligan | Psychology | 06 February 2014
Children exposed to trauma are at risk of adverse psychological outcomes, most significantly post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) and other problems with anxiety. The social context, and particularly how parents respond, is likely to be of importanc ...
Professor Jane Raymond | Cognitive Psychology | 01 February 2014
This project will investigate how the motivational context in which visual stimuli are presented influences visual cognition. Motivational contexts are established through learning processes that allow associations between motivationally salient (rew ...
Most recent outputs
Siobhan Hugh-Jones | 30 September 2014 | Awareness | End of Grant Report
Key findings esk0006321
Cheryl Thomas | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings - res-189-25-0315
Anna Good | 30 September 2014 | Psychology | End of Grant Report
Key findings - res-062-23-3209
Sarah Smith | 30 September 2014 | Microeconomic theory | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0079041
Robert Walker | 30 September 2014 | Social Policy | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0055291
Antony Manstead | 30 September 2014 | Social psychology | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0035341
Gijsbert Stoet | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esj0207961
Claire Hughes | 30 September 2014 | Psychology | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esj0052151
Natalie Wyer | 30 September 2014 | Psychology | End of Grant Report
Impact report res-062-23-1899
Susan Gathercole | 30 September 2014 | Psychology | End of Grant Report
Impact report - res-189-25-0117