Monday, 6 November 2017

The MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis has been shortlisted in the gradireland Higher Education Awards for Best Postgraduate Programme in the Arts and Humanities category. Well done to all involved and best of luck in the next stage!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Research Seminar Series – 2017/2018  Coordinators: Clodagh Murray clodagh.murray@nuigalway.ie & Molly Byrne molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie  Seminars take place every second Tuesday during semester in the School of Psychology, 1-2 pm.   A light lunch is served in the ground floor foyer of the School of Psychology from 12.30 in advance of the seminars. All are welcome.   All seminars take place in room AMB G065, except 7th and 21st November, which will take place in AMB G067   Semester 1 2017/2018  Date  Speaker  Title  12/09/2017  Dr Stephen Gallagher, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Education & Health Sciences, University of Limerick  Health, hormones and (un)employment    26/09/2017  Dr Jane Walsh, School of Psychology, NUI Galway  Mobile technology and health behaviour change  10/10/2017  Ms Caragh Flannery and Ms Marita Hennessy – PhD candidates, HRB SPHeRE (Structured Population and Health-services Research Education) Programme  Obesity prevention in maternity and infancy  24/10/2017  Dr Padraig MacNeela, School of Psychology, NUI Galway    Sexual health    07/11/2017*  Dr Louise McHugh, School of Psychology, University College Dublin    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy research   21/11/2017*  Ms Edith Walsh and Ms Ciara Gunning, PhD candidates in Structured PhD in Applied Behavioural Analysis  Evaluating social skills interventions for promoting inclusion for individuals with autism  * These seminars will take place in AMB G067 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The 2017 QS Rankings place NUI Galway’s School of Psychology in the top 300 of Schools of Psychology internationally.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Prof. Gary Donohoe talks about schizophrenia and the iRELATE project on Newtalk’s Futureproof. http://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Futureproof/Futureproof_with_Jonathan_McCrea/181010/Newsround_Exoplanets_and_Schizophrenia

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Pictured is the Doctor of Psychological Science (Clinical Psychology) 2016 graduating class and members of the course team. From L - R: Dr Kiran Sarma, Dr Eamon Smith, Dr John Bogue, Dr Jonathan Egan and Prof Brian McGuire

Thursday, 8 September 2016

The Psi Chi Honour Society in Psychology, supported by the NUI Galway Psychological Society, invites you to a public lecture by Professor Brian Hughes titled ‘“Trust Me, I’m a Psychologist” (Said No One Ever): Distinguishing Good Behavioural Science From Bad.’ The lecture will take place on Thursday September 29th at 7:00pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre, Arts Concourse, NUI Galway. It is often easy to forget that psychology is a scientific discipline, and that its core activity is the production of findings that help resolve debates about human behaviour and well-being. It is so easy to forget this that sometimes psychologists themselves fail to remember it. Scientifically limited research -- in other words, bad science -- has become a significant problem in modern psychology. This lecture examines the extent to which imperfect science threatens the impact and credibility of psychology, and argues that society at large stands to gain when psychologists promote and defend scientific standards. Brian Hughes is Professor of Psychology and Dean of International Affairs at NUI Galway. He writes widely on the psychology of empiricism and of empirically disputable claims, especially as they pertain to science, health, and medicine. His recently published book 'Rethinking Psychology: Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience' examines the relationship between psychology, science and pseudoscience, and explores the biases impeding many psychologists from being truly rigorous. Professor Hughes also maintains a successful blog, ‘The Science Bit’, which attempts to demystify science and scientists and highlight abuses of scientific jargon and attempts to exploit public confusion about science. Queries may be directed to psichinuig@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

A diagnosis of ADHD for an adult can lead to a sense of disbelief quickly followed by relief. That’s according to a new study of adult ADHD carried out by researchers at the School of Psychology, NUI Galway. The study was done in collaboration with the Irish National Council of AD/HD Support Groups (INCADDS). Please read more about the study from author, Dr. Pádraig MacNeela, on the NUI Galway News section and the Irish Independent. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Seminars take place every second Tuesday during semester in the School of Psychology, 1-2 pm. A light lunch is served in the ground floor foyer of the School of Psychology from 12.30 in advance of the seminars. All are welcome. All seminars take place in room AMBE G065, with the exception of 11/10/2016 which will take place in room AMBE G067 instead. Please feel free to download and ciruclate the timetable: Research Seminar Series 2016-2017 Coordinator: Molly Byrne, molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie

Friday, 29 April 2016

NUI Galway hosted the 2016 Research Excellence Awards last Friday, 29 April, when winners of the 2016 Ryan Award for Innovation and the annual President’s Awards for Research Excellence were announced. These awards are made to members of the NUI Galway research community, by the University’s President Dr Jim Browne, in recognition of their outstanding and innovative research.  Professor Gary Donohoe received the Established Researcher Award.   

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

 Supervision Workshop for Board Certified Behaviour Analysts NUI Galway recently became an Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Provider. To celebrate, we are hosting a launch ACE event on Monday October 2nd. This will comprise a 3-hour Supervision Workshop with Dr Helena Lydon BCBA-D, followed by a networking lunch. This workshop fulfils the requirement of 3 supervision CEUs in each recertification cycle. Helena has worked for seven years as a Senior Behaviour Specialist and Consultant for children and adults in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services, and with private children’s residential care service providers, throughout Ireland. Helena is Clinical Placement Coordinator for the MSc in ABA and has been supervising students in the area of Behaviour Analysis for the past 7 years. We are delighted that she can share the benefit of her expertise in this area for our very first workshop.   We hope that our series of ACE events will provide continued opportunities for BCBAs across Ireland to get to know each other and encourage peer support, as well as offering a way to obtain CEUs close to home. Places are limited so please email the ACE coordinator to book your place Details Date: October 2nd 2017 Time: 11:00 to 14:00 Place: Room G066, Arts Millennium Building, National University of Ireland, Galway Contact: Dr Clodagh Murray, ACE Coordinator (clodagh.murray@nuigalway.ie; 091 494448) Cost: €30 for 3 CEUs, payable on the day. Lunch is complimentary for our launch event.

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