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What about the male victims? Exploring the impact of gender stereotyping on implicit attitudes and behavioural intentions associated with intimate partner violence (2019)
Journal Article
Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K., Pennington, C. R., & Hamlin, I. (2019). What about the male victims? Exploring the impact of gender stereotyping on implicit attitudes and behavioural intentions associated with intimate partner violence. Sex Roles, 81(1-2), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-018-0949-x

Although intimate partner violence (IPV) is considered stereotypically as a gendered phenomenon, empirical evidence contradicts such gender asymmetry in reported rates of victimisation and perpetration. The current research explored the impact of ste... Read More

Postcards from researchers (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. J., Jenkinson, E., & Clarke, V. (2019, July). Postcards from researchers. Presented at Exploring the potential for creative and arts-based methods for applied psychological research

A workshop, drawing on guerrilla kindness craftivism, to share inspiration and research ideas gained from the BPS creative methods seminar.

Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. J., Christopher, G., & McClean, S. (2019, July). Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study. Paper presented at Ageing Better Conference

Colouring has been advocated as a wellbeing activity for older adults (e.g., Alzheimer’s Society, 2018) and colouring books and activity packs specific to this population abound (e.g., Active Minds, 2018). Despite this, no research has examined the e... Read More

Time to let go? The difficulties of simple conclusions from attachment theory. (2019)
Journal Article
Serning, N. (2019). Time to let go? The difficulties of simple conclusions from attachment theory

This article questions the usefulness of attachment theory in educational contexts, and also queries its scientific validity more general. It argues for a more clear stance on behaviour management and exclusions in the classroom.

Patient perspectives of helpful risk management practices within mental health services. A mixed studies systematic review of primary research. (2019)
Journal Article
Deering, K., Pawson, C., Summers, N., & Williams, J. (2019). Patient perspectives of helpful risk management practices within mental health services. A mixed studies systematic review of primary research. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 26(5-6), 185-197. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12521

WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THE SUBJECT?: Risk in psychiatry involves harm to self or others owing to mental health difficulties, for example iatrogenic effects of treatment, self-harm, suicide and violence. Risk management is a framework to minimize risks,... Read More

Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task (2019)
Journal Article
Pennington, C. R., Qureshi, A. W., Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (in press). Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task. Psychopharmacology,

Rationale: Experimental tasks that demonstrate alcohol-related attentional bias typically expose participants to single-stimulus targets (e.g., addiction stroop, visual probe, anti-saccade task), which may not correspond fully with real-world context... Read More

Museums: Changing lives through art (2019)
Report
Ryan, M., Stevens, C., Campion, L., & Holt, N. J. (2019). Museums: Changing lives through art

Evaluation of a partnership project May 2016 to April 2019

Understanding Muslim women clients of counselling: An interpretive phenomenological analysis (2019)
Thesis
Sadiq, Rehman, N. Understanding Muslim women clients of counselling: An interpretive phenomenological analysis. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/846566

Muslims and Islam have become a central feature of global news and often find themselves in narratives associated with local and national terror. These negative representations may have an impact on Muslim individuals’ wellbeing and navigation of lif... Read More

Schizotypy (2019)
Book Chapter
Holt, N. J. (in press). Schizotypy. In M. Runco, & S. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of CreativityElsevier

Schizotypy is a set of traits analogous with the symptoms of schizophrenia. This article explores their putative role in the creative process, arguing that any relationship with creativity is complex and potentially bidirectional, where positive symp... Read More

Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Clark, K., Pennington, C. R., Hedge, C., Lee, J. T., & Petrie, A. C. P. (2019, May). Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science. Poster presented at Vision Sciences Society

Historically, research in cognitive psychology has sought to evaluate cognitive mechanisms according to the average response to a manipulation. Differences between individuals have been dismissed as “noise” with an aim toward characterising an overal... Read More

Exploring attachment incoherence in bereaved families’ therapy narratives: An attachment theory-informed thematic analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Willcox, R., Moller, N., & Clarke, V. (in press). Exploring attachment incoherence in bereaved families’ therapy narratives: An attachment theory-informed thematic analysis. Family Journal,

Attachment theory predicts that family bereavement leads even securely attached individuals to experience temporary attachment insecurity. This paper explores how incoherence, a narrative marker of attachment insecurity, is displayed in the talk of f... Read More

The predictability of a target’s motion influences gaze, head and hand movements when trying to intercept it (2019)
Journal Article
de la Malla, C., Rushton, S., Clark, K., Smeets, J. B. J., & Brenner, E. (in press). The predictability of a target’s motion influences gaze, head and hand movements when trying to intercept it. Journal of Neurophysiology, https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00917.2017

Does the predictability of a target's movement and of the interception location influence how the target is intercepted? In a first experiment, we manipulated the predictability of the interception location. A target moved along a haphazardly curved... Read More

Cognitive and affective benefits of coloring: Two randomized controlled crossover studies (2019)
Journal Article
Holt, N. J., Furbert, L., & Sweetingham, E. (in press). Cognitive and affective benefits of coloring: Two randomized controlled crossover studies. Art Therapy,

The current research sought to replicate and extend work suggesting that coloring can reduce anxiety, asking whether coloring can improve cognitive performance. In two experiments undergraduates (N = 47; N = 52) colored and participated in a control... Read More

Presence and personality: A factoral exploration of the relationship between facets of dispositional mindfulness and personality (2019)
Journal Article
Mather, P., Ward, T., & Cheston, R. (in press). Presence and personality: A factoral exploration of the relationship between facets of dispositional mindfulness and personality. Clinical Psychology Forum, 34(2),

Background / Aims / Objectives The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between the discrete facets of personality and dispositional, or trait-like, Mindfulness. Methodology / Methods The study employed a factoral quantitative de... Read More

Cognitive Psychodynamics as an Integrative Framework in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (2019)
Book
Ward, T., & Plagnol, A. (in press). Cognitive Psychodynamics as an Integrative Framework in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy. Palgrave MacMillan

This book proposes a novel method of combining the main approaches to counselling and psychotherapy currently in use into one coherent framework. The authors argue that the cognitive behavioural tradition - largely focused on thought patterns - and t... Read More

The impact of gendered stereotypes on perceptions of violence: A commentary (2019)
Journal Article
Bates, E., Klement, K. R., Kaye, L. K., & Pennington, C. R. (2019). The impact of gendered stereotypes on perceptions of violence: A commentary. Sex Roles, 81(1-2), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-019-01029-9

The present commentary explores the impact of gender role stereotypes on perceptions of both intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence. Two papers published in this issue of Sex Roles explored the influence of gender stereotypes on both IPV... Read More

The arts and wellbeing: A burgeoning research area (2019)
Other
Holt, N. J. (2019). The arts and wellbeing: A burgeoning research area

A blog post on the UWE's Psychological Sciences Research Group about our research on the arts and health, and the growing evidence base for the health benefits of engaging with the arts.

Une nouvelle approche centrée sur la personne : la thérapie pluraliste (2018)
Book Chapter
Ward, T. (2018). Une nouvelle approche centrée sur la personne : la thérapie pluraliste. In B. Granger, B. Pachoud, & A. Plagnol (Eds.), Les nouveaux modèles de soins: Une clinique au service de la personne, 123-136. John Libbey Eurotext

Le domaine de la psychothérapie au début du 21ème siècle se caractérise par de nombreuses approches et écoles de pensée. Certaines de ces approches tendent peut-être à se concevoir comme exclusives, mais nulle ne peut prétendre détenir le monopole de... Read More