Mental Health

The Telegraph: US psychologists found that while traumatic experiences such as assault, bereavement or natural disaster can be extremely damaging, smaller amounts of trauma may help people develop resilience. “Everybody’s heard the aphorism ‘whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ ” Mark Seery, a researcher at the University at Buffalo, said. More

Birkbeck, University of London, UK http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology/our-staff/academic/angelica-ronald http://www.gel.bbk.ac.uk What does your research focus on? What causes people to have mental health problems across the lifespan. My research has so far focused on neurodevelopmental disorders, in particular, autism spectrum conditions. I am just starting a new project on the causes of psychotic More

Daily Mail: The public perception of psychopaths has been shaped by characters such as Alex in A Clockwork Orange or Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. While they are portrayed as charming, dishonest, guiltless, and in some cases, terrifying, new research suggests that psychopathy is actually a much more complex personality More