Could robots be counsellors? Early research shows positive user experience
New research by the School of Psychology has shown for the first time that a social robot can deliver a ‘helpful’ and ‘enjoyable’ motivational interview (MI) – a counselling technique designed to support behaviour change.
New film starring Gabriel Byrne features soundtrack made in Plymouth
Hollywood stars dazzle against a sonic backdrop made in Plymouth, in a new film scored by the University of Plymouth’s Dr John Matthias and Jay Auborn from dBs Music.
Sacrificing one life to save others – research shows psychopaths’ greater force for ‘greater good’
New research from the School of Psychology shows that people would sacrifice one person to save a larger group of people – and in addition, the force with which they carry out these actions could be predicted by psychopathic traits.
Improving body image through novel new tool
A team of artists and scientists – including PhD students from the University of Plymouth – has won a competition to develop a tool that positively and creatively influences a person’s perception of their own body.
Study shows that people switch their morality in the heat of the moment
Plymouth University news: Virtual reality technology could show how a person would really behave in a morally difficult situation – despite what he or she might claim on paper, according to new research.