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Month: August 2017

The Psychology of Action Plan Enactment

 

It has been suggested that individuals with chronic conditions can benefit from formulating plans to engage in regular physical activity, however, the success of these plans have rarely been evaluated.

So, what can be learned from studying aggregated behaviour to aid successful plan enactment?

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Paranoia: How an app is helping patients to cope

How would you feel if you thought that somebody wanted to cause you harm? What if you felt that you were being watched or followed? What if you were hearing threatening voices all the time? Professor Phillipa Garety and Dr Amy Hardy from the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (IoPPN) ask us to consider what these concerns may feel like to experience, plus a new way in which technology can help us to understand and manage our worries.

SlowMo – the first digital therapy app for paranoia

SlowMo phone app

In a collaboration between the IoPPN and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, this brilliantly simple yet effective mobile app is already having a positive effect on people with severe mental health problems.

 

Watch how the SlowMo therapy app works  >>

Save the date! Embracing Madness: The Sequel

 

This autumn, on Saturday 28 October 2017, marks the third, consecutive TEDx event to be held at King’s College London and the theme for this year is Embracing Madness .

Many of us feel a sense of unease around the word ‘madness’ and the negative connotations associated with it,  so this event aims to put a very different spin on the word and challenge our perceptions of what it means to be ‘mad’.

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