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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.


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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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17th Maudsley Forum: 12-15 September 2017

Calling all psychiatrists, psychologists and those interested in mental health

If you’re seeking an opportunity to discover the most current advances in clinical and academic psychiatry and also to meet and network with dynamic, like-minded colleagues from around the world,  do join us at the 17th Annual Maudsley Forum in London this autumn.

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A CRISPR approach to neuroscientific study?

When asked to think about the many challenges that humanity is likely to face in the next 30 – 50 years, what immediately springs to your mind? Climate change? Population growth? Increasing geopolitical tensions perhaps?

Much further down the list for many of us however, is a very important debate that scientists are having today – the ethics of genome editing technology.dna-163466_960_720

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Can VR help us to manage our mental health?

Last week saw the welcome return of the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition – a free, week long festival in London that celebrates the cutting edge of UK science.

A particular exhibit generating a great deal of attention, explored the potential for virtual reality (VR) to be used to help children and young people to cope with anxiety.

Dr Charlotte Gayer-Anderson, Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College London, spoke to Alex Morgan, from Sky New’s technology show SWIPE, “We want to get an idea of how young people feel in social situations, but our plan is to develop this [canteen] environment into a therapy, so for children who are particularly anxious in social situation, and over therapeutic sessions with a psychologist, we can manipulate the environment to increase the level of stress.”

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So, you’re contemplating an online MSc at the IoPPN…


…but you’re unsure where to begin?  We’re here to help!

Returning to study at postgraduate level is rarely a simple decision. Your thoughts can vary from “It’s been such a long time. Can I cope with the advanced levels of learning?” to “Where on earth will I find the time?” , “How does online learning actually work?” or perhaps you’re thinking “Can I afford it?”

In the Enrolment Team at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (IoPPN), our responsibilities are to ensure that you have as much information as possible and that we answer every single question or concern that you may have – allowing you to make an informed decision.

Katie and Dean

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Blog Spot: The EDIT lab

Our Blog Spot feature highlights individual blogs that have caught our attention through a shared interest in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience.

This week, we’ll introduce you to a blog by The Emotional Development, Interventions and Treatment (EDIT) lab – consisting of a group of researchers led by Prof Thalia Eley, Dr Tom McAdams and Dr Kate Lester.

Based at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London,  this research group studies the role of genetic, cognitive and environmental factors in the development and treatment of emotional difficulties; such as anxiety and depression.

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Job Vacancy: Research Worker (Basic and Clinical Neuroscience)

The RADAR-epilepsy project is one of ten work packages in the Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse in Central Nervous System Disorders (RADAR-CNS) consortium, funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 scheme.

The project aims to acquire, manage and analyse multimodal data using advanced technology to remotely monitor multiple parameters in people with epilepsy, in order to improve clinical outcomes. RADAR -cns


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Join us for a lunchtime discovery webinar at the IoPPN

kings logoIf you’re interested in exploring online masters programmes with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), it’s our pleasure to invite you to the ‘Discover Online Learning’ webinar on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

This webinar will provide you with an excellent opportunity to investigate our online platform and discover how each learning activity has been especially designed to support your learning preferences.

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