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Critical community psychology: The perceptions of UK undergraduate psychology students (2023)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., & Thomas, Z. (2023). Critical community psychology: The perceptions of UK undergraduate psychology students. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 9(2), 125-146. https://doi.org/10.1285/i24212113v9i2p125

Psychology undergraduates represent the future workforce of the applied psychology professions. As such, this study explores UK psychology undergraduates’ views of critical community psychology and its relevance to applied psychology related to well-... Read More about Critical community psychology: The perceptions of UK undergraduate psychology students.

Standards and profits in academic publishing – all publishers and open access arrangements are not the same. (2023)
Digital Artefact
Thompson, M., & Clark, K. (2023). Standards and profits in academic publishing – all publishers and open access arrangements are not the same. [Blog]

Below is an extended version of a piece first published on the UWE Bristol Library Research Blog. It explores issues around publishing academic articles and books, different open access arrangements, maintaining academic standards and the profit leve... Read More about Standards and profits in academic publishing – all publishers and open access arrangements are not the same..

Climate change and community psychology: Exploring environmental and wider social challenges (2023)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Blumer, Y., Gee, S., Waugh, L., & Weaver, Z. (2023). Climate change and community psychology: Exploring environmental and wider social challenges. Psicologia di Comunità / Journal of Community Psychology, 1, 13-33. https://doi.org/10.3280/PSC2023-001002

Climate and ecological emergencies are already adversely affecting individuals and communities globally. In this UK based study, both academics and young people contributed examples of environmental and wider social challenges. The final lists captur... Read More about Climate change and community psychology: Exploring environmental and wider social challenges.

Am I a Community Psychologist? (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Hadjiosif, M., & Thompson, M. (2022, October). Am I a Community Psychologist?. Paper presented at Community Psychology Festival, Southampton, UK

In recent years, one of the most visible forms of UK Community Psychology is the Section that sits within the British Psychological Society (BPS). The Section has resisted calls from the BPS to develop specific competencies against which one’s use of... Read More about Am I a Community Psychologist?.

No more baby sharks! Climate change messages from Bristol children (2022)
Book Chapter
Thompson, M. (2022). No more baby sharks! Climate change messages from Bristol children. In M. Ruth (Ed.), No More Baby Sharks (78). Bristol: Tangent Books

Led by Bristol children, No More Baby Sharks is a delightful collection of their responses to our changing environment. Charmingly misspelt and illustrated, we hear the views and concerns they have for the world around them and the home we all share... Read More about No more baby sharks! Climate change messages from Bristol children.

UK clinical and community psychology: Exploring personal and professional connections (2022)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Stuart, J., Vincent, R., & Goodbody, L. (2022). UK clinical and community psychology: Exploring personal and professional connections. Journal of Community Psychology, 50(7), 2904-2922. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22805

This paper explores the personal and professional connections between clinical psychologists in the United Kingdom (UK) and critical/community psychology (CCP). Specifically, it asks how clinical psychologists define the area, how they relate to it a... Read More about UK clinical and community psychology: Exploring personal and professional connections.

Exploring the role of contextual behavioural science variables and education in the prosocial domain of global poverty and human rights (2022)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Bond, F. W., Lloyd, J., Anslow, S., & Berry, E. (2022). Exploring the role of contextual behavioural science variables and education in the prosocial domain of global poverty and human rights. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 23, 165-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2022.01.004

Two preliminary, single session, lab-based experiments sought to examine the differing roles of: contextual behavioural science variables (i.e. ACT/mindfulness), charity focused education and control conditions in terms of their influence on donation... Read More about Exploring the role of contextual behavioural science variables and education in the prosocial domain of global poverty and human rights.

Student mental health in higher education: The contextual influence of “cuts, competition & comparison” (2021)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Pawson, C., Delfino, A., Saunders, A., & Parker, H. (2022). Student mental health in higher education: The contextual influence of “cuts, competition & comparison”. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 92(2), Article e12461. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12461

Background: The mental health of students in UK higher education (HE) is receiving increased attention, and support services for students are under increased pressure. Aims: Drawing on ecological systems theory (EST), this study sought to explore pos... Read More about Student mental health in higher education: The contextual influence of “cuts, competition & comparison”.

Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living (2021)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Pawson, C., & Evans, B. (2021). Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 45(10), 1398-1410. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2021.1933400

Student transition into higher education can set the foundation for success at university. However, some students, perhaps in increasing numbers, find this transition difficult. This study explores contemporary students’ experiences when transitionin... Read More about Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living.

Exploring which aspects of a low‐intensity CBT intervention were found to contribute to a successful outcome from the service user point of view: A mixed methods study (2021)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Parker, H., & Cave, J. (2022). Exploring which aspects of a low‐intensity CBT intervention were found to contribute to a successful outcome from the service user point of view: A mixed methods study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 22(2), 279-291. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12433

The broad area of psychotherapy research is sometimes subdivided into that which focuses on outcome and that which focuses on process. Research into the active processes of psychotherapy can sometimes be occupied with debates around common versus spe... Read More about Exploring which aspects of a low‐intensity CBT intervention were found to contribute to a successful outcome from the service user point of view: A mixed methods study.

A PhD FAQ [Blog] (2020)
Other
Thompson, M., & Saunders, A. (2020). A PhD FAQ [Blog]

Embarking on a PhD can be one of the most rewarding, frustrating, liberating, challenging and exciting adventures of your professional life. However, it isn’t for everyone and should not be undertaken lightly. If it works for you, it can be incredibl... Read More about A PhD FAQ [Blog].

Stashing behaviour in a Herring Gull (2020)
Journal Article
Dickins, T., & Thompson, M. (2020). Stashing behaviour in a Herring Gull. British Birds, 113(April 2020), 235

At around midday on 6th June 2019, in warm, bright conditions, we were watching a small Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) colony on the west coast of Lundy, Devon. Our attention was drawn to an adult Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) on the rocks below with... Read More about Stashing behaviour in a Herring Gull.

Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Bond, F. W., & Lloyd, J. (2019). Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, 243-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.08.004

© 2018 Association for Contextual Behavioral Science This paper provides preliminary data on a new questionnaire known as the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist (EPIC). Contextual Behavioural Science seeks to have application to human beh... Read More about Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist.

A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Vowles, K. E., Sowden, G., Ashworth, J., & Levell, J. (2018). A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain. European Journal of Pain, 22(5), 989-1001. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1184

© 2018 European Pain Federation - EFIC® Background: Interdisciplinary treatment programmes for chronic pain have strong evidence of treatment effect both immediately after treatment and at follow-up. However, despite strong outcome evidence, it is le... Read More about A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain.

Using conceptual developments in RFT to direct case formulation and clinical intervention: Two case summaries (2017)
Journal Article
Barnes-Holmes, Y., Boorman, J., Oliver, J. E., Thompson, M., McEnteggart, C., & Coulter, C. (2018). Using conceptual developments in RFT to direct case formulation and clinical intervention: Two case summaries. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 7, 89-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2017.11.005

The current paper is part of an ongoing effort to better connect RFT with the complexities of clinical phenomena. The paper outlines two broad areas, referred to as ‘verbal functional analysis’ and the ‘drill-down’, in which we believe the basic theo... Read More about Using conceptual developments in RFT to direct case formulation and clinical intervention: Two case summaries.