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An open invitation to productive conversations about feminism and the spectrum of eating disorders (part 2): Potential contributions to the science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention (2022)
Journal Article
LaMarre, A., Levine, M. P., Holmes, S., & Malson, H. (2022). An open invitation to productive conversations about feminism and the spectrum of eating disorders (part 2): Potential contributions to the science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Journal of Eating Disorders, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-022-00572-3

The role of feminism in eating disorders research, treatment, and advocacy continues to be debated, with little agreement in sight about the role—or lack thereof—of feminist eating disorders work. In these debates, the opportunity to open fruitful co... Read More about An open invitation to productive conversations about feminism and the spectrum of eating disorders (part 2): Potential contributions to the science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Etude Neuropsychologique dans la Caraibe (2022)
Book Chapter
Ward, T. (2022). Etude Neuropsychologique dans la Caraibe.

This article is based on an invited keynote presentation to the conference of Caribbean psychologists in Martinique.

Colouring for wellbeing: Evidence and applications (2022)
Book Chapter
Holt, N. (in press). Colouring for wellbeing: Evidence and applications. In Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Health Humanities. Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature)

Colouring has been increasingly used by adults as a tool to reduce stress and anxiety and to increase mindful attention in recent years. Its popularity has been reflected in the production and sales of colouring books, downloadable colouring pages an... Read More about Colouring for wellbeing: Evidence and applications.

Art and the schizophrenic spectrum (2022)
Book Chapter
Holt, N. (in press). Art and the schizophrenic spectrum. In P. Crawford, & P. Kadetz (Eds.), Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Health Humanities. (1). Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26825-1

There is an ‘art and health’ paradox in the literature on the schizophrenic spectrum, since features of the schizophrenic spectrum have been argued to facilitate artistic creativity (e.g., by enabling novel perspectives, images or insights), suggesti... Read More about Art and the schizophrenic spectrum.

Art on prescription: Practice and evidence (2022)
Book Chapter
Holt, N., Matthews, J., & Elliot, C. (in press). Art on prescription: Practice and evidence. In Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Health Humanities. (1). Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26825-1

Art on prescription is one pathway in social prescribing schemes that typically involves referrals to visual arts programmes (rather than to activities such as dance, music or creative writing) (Crone et al., 2018; van der Venter & Buller, 2015). Soc... Read More about Art on prescription: Practice and evidence.

The stability bias effect amongst lie-tellers: Testing the ‘miscalibration’ and ‘strategic’ hypotheses (2022)
Journal Article
Harvey, A., Vrij, A., Hope, L., & Mann, S. (in press). The stability bias effect amongst lie-tellers: Testing the ‘miscalibration’ and ‘strategic’ hypotheses. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, https://doi.org/10.1037/mac0000019

Unlike truth-tellers’ statements that show forgetting, lie-tellers’ statements appear less sensitive to delay. For lie-tellers this failure to correctly simulate forgetting has been referred to as a stability bias. This experiment tests two explanati... Read More about The stability bias effect amongst lie-tellers: Testing the ‘miscalibration’ and ‘strategic’ hypotheses.

Exploring the value of group dream experience (GDE): A qualitative study of psychotherapists’ experiences of group dream sharing and dream work (2022)
Thesis
Bentley, M. Exploring the value of group dream experience (GDE): A qualitative study of psychotherapists’ experiences of group dream sharing and dream work. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1491226

Despite the longstanding interest of psychological research and practice in group dream sharing and group dream work, to date no research has been conducted examining group dream experience (GDE) of psychotherapists. Furthermore, GDE has not been con... Read More about Exploring the value of group dream experience (GDE): A qualitative study of psychotherapists’ experiences of group dream sharing and dream work.

The use of “art” as a resource in recovery from the impact of sexual abuse in childhood: A qualitative systematic review (2022)
Journal Article
Rouse, A., Jenkinson, E., & Warner, C. (in press). The use of “art” as a resource in recovery from the impact of sexual abuse in childhood: A qualitative systematic review. Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2022.2034900

Background: A qualitative systematic review was undertaken to identify the therapeutic impact of arts-based activities as experienced by adults sexually abused in childhood. Methods: Sixteen studies, identified through a systematic search protocol, w... Read More about The use of “art” as a resource in recovery from the impact of sexual abuse in childhood: A qualitative systematic review.

Re-evaluating the relationship between pathogen avoidance and preferences for facial symmetry and sexual dimorphism: A registered report (2022)
Journal Article
Tybur, J. M., Fan, L., Jones, B. C., Holzleitner, I. J., Lee, A. J., & DeBruine, L. M. (2022). Re-evaluating the relationship between pathogen avoidance and preferences for facial symmetry and sexual dimorphism: A registered report. Evolution and Human Behavior, 43(3), 212-223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2022.01.003

Over the past decade, a small literature has tested how trait-level pathogen-avoidance motives (e.g., disgust sensitivity) and exposure to pathogen cues relate to preferences for facial symmetry and sexual dimorphism. Results have largely been interp... Read More about Re-evaluating the relationship between pathogen avoidance and preferences for facial symmetry and sexual dimorphism: A registered report.

An on-premise study to investigate the effects of mixing alcohol with caffeinated beverages (2022)
Journal Article
Johnson, S. J., Verster, J. C., & Alford, C. (2022). An on-premise study to investigate the effects of mixing alcohol with caffeinated beverages. Brain and Behavior, 12(3), https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.2445

Objective: The purpose of this on-premise study was to determine if mixing alcohol with caffeinated mixers had an impact on objective and subjective intoxication. Methods: The study was conducted across eight drinking occasions in the City of Bristol... Read More about An on-premise study to investigate the effects of mixing alcohol with caffeinated beverages.

UK clinical and community psychology: Exploring personal and professional connections (2022)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Stuart, J., Vincent, R., & Goodbody, L. (in press). UK clinical and community psychology: Exploring personal and professional connections. Journal of Community Psychology, 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.

A comparison between ecological momentary assessment and the adapted-quick drinking screen: Alcohol mixed with energy drinks (2022)
Journal Article
Johnson, S. J., Verster, J. C., & Alford, C. (2022). A comparison between ecological momentary assessment and the adapted-quick drinking screen: Alcohol mixed with energy drinks. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 57(2), 273. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agab086

Aims: To compare alcohol consumption and risk-taking behaviours on alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED) and alcohol-only (AO) drinking occasions collected via ecological momentary assessment (EMA) versus retrospective survey methods (adapted-Quick... Read More about A comparison between ecological momentary assessment and the adapted-quick drinking screen: Alcohol mixed with energy drinks.

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.

The evolution of the community psychology festival (2022)
Book Chapter
Hadjiosif, M., & Desai, M. (2022). The evolution of the community psychology festival. In The Palgrave Handbook of Innovative Community and Clinical Psychologies (223-238). Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71190-0

November 2014 saw the inaugural Community Psychology Festival. The British Psychological Society (BPS) Community Psychology Section Committee had a vision of an accessible, impactful and inclusive alternative to an academic conference, which material... Read More about The evolution of the community psychology festival.

How do women make sense of their experiences with pornography? A thematic analysis (2021)
Journal Article
Lucey, C., & Malson, H. (2021). How do women make sense of their experiences with pornography? A thematic analysis. Psychology of Women and Equalities Review, 4(2), 31-42

While pornography is increasingly widespread and accessible, women’s experiences with or views about it are seldom recognised or investigated. In this paper we explore how women make sense of their experiences with pornography. The analysis is based... Read More about How do women make sense of their experiences with pornography? A thematic analysis.

Drawing in healthcare (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. (2021, December). Drawing in healthcare. Paper presented at Drawing in Hospitals – what is the role of mark making in contemporary healthcare?‘, Online

Nicola Holt, a psychologist for the Health Department at the University of the West of England (UWE). Nicola discussed the impact of art on patients suffering from chronic pain, anxiety and their general wellbeing, in addition to experiments proving... Read More about Drawing in healthcare.

Surviving to thriving: The impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Grace, P., Holt, N., & Halliwell, E. (2021, November). Surviving to thriving: The impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence. Poster presented at Sexual Violence and Health Research Day, Engineers House, Bristol

The study evaluated the impact of a programme of creative workshop on the well-being and mood of 25 women (average age = 41, range = 20-57) who had experienced sexual violence, run through SARSAS (www.sarsas.org.uk). A pre-post evaluation was conduct... Read More about Surviving to thriving: The impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence.

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), 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”.

Does facial attractiveness really signal immunocompetence? (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, B. C., Holzleitner, I. J., & Shiramizu, V. (2021). Does facial attractiveness really signal immunocompetence?. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 25(12), 1018-1020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2021.09.003

The dominant theory of facial attractiveness judgments is that they evolved to identify healthy individuals with strong immune systems. Here, we summarize results of recent tests of this hypothesis, concluding that it has little compelling empirical... Read More about Does facial attractiveness really signal immunocompetence?.