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Department of Psychology news

The psychology of COVID-19 conspiracies

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 1:14am

Psychology PhD candidate Ana Stojanov tells us more about her research into conspiracy theories, their implications for news on COVID-19, and how she ended up at Otago.

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Study finds Joker movie adds to prejudice of mental illness

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 1:52pm

A collaborative study lead by the University of Otago has found viewers of the award winning 2019 movie Joker experienced increased feelings of prejudice towards people with mental illness.

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University of Otago calling for survey participants for study on lockdown life

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 10:53am

Researchers from the University of Otago’s Department of Psychology are urgently seeking participants for research into life under the lockdown imposed in response to Covid-19. Participants would be required to take a 15 minute survey.

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Antisocial behaviour over the lifecourse linked to brain structure in new Dunedin study findings

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 9:51am

These findings have been published in 'The Lancet Psychiatry'.

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Early life antecedents or predictors of who ends up struggling in adulthood

Friday, 31 January 2020 9:49am

Professor Richie Poulton was recently interviewed by Radio NZ about the recently published Dunedin Study paper, "Clustering of health, crime and social-welfare inequality in 4 million citizens from two nations".

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Otago academics new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows

Thursday, 28 November 2019 9:25am

Two outstanding Otago academics are among 19 new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows to be elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.