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Articles from previous copies of the University of Leeds Reporter featuring research in the Institute of Psychological Sciences.
- Finding the best route to healthy eating and wellbeing
- Professor Louise Dye, Dr Clare Lawton and a multi-disciplinary research team including a Research Dietician and a Nutritionist from the Institute of Psychological Sciences are looking for women who want to improve their diet.
- Internet 'addiction' linked to depression
- People who spend a lot of time browsing the net are more likely to show depressive symptoms, according to research carried out by the University's Institute of Psychological Sciences.
- Lighting up the brain
- An experiment run by the Leeds Institute of Psychological Sciences suggests that exposing people to short bursts of bright light might trick the brain into becoming more alert in the afternoon.
- Study tips the scales in favour of exercise
- People who are overweight or obese shouldn't give up exercise even if they fail to lose much weight, according to a new study from the University of Leeds, which found the health benefits of exercise go well beyond dropping a dress size.
- Double-take on déjà vu
- Think twice before making any assumptions about déjà vu - the Institute of Psychological Sciences has a new theory about what causes this unsettling phenomenon.
- Where do risk-takers draw the line?
- Risk-takers are often considered more optimistic and impulsive people but Leeds researchers are using an online survey to find out whether risk-taking is a general personality trait.
- How much is too much? - from the pub to the web
- The country's first interactive website to help students cut down on alcohol has launched at Leeds. If successful, it could be rolled out across the UK and beyond.
- Giving déjà vu a second look
- Psychologists from Leeds memory group are working with sufferers of chronic déjà vu on the world's first study of the condition.
- 'Sound icons' to warn drivers of hazards
- Researchers have subjected volunteers to the sounds of cockerels, bells, babies crying and footsteps to find out how people perceive urgency and pleasantness.
- Diet, exercise, genes, culture or reflexes? Leeds research into why we're putting on the pounds
- Research at Leeds is looking at a range of possible causes [of obesity], bringing together dieticians, psychologists, health professionals, neuroscientists and nutritionists to improve both prevention and treatment.
- Feeling hungry? Leeds psychologists pose the 64,000 calorie question
- A team of psychologists, led by Professor John Blundell, are exploring the tastes and appetites of Leeds people.
- Seeing the light
- Industry and the emergency services rely on night workers who represent an estimated 20 percent of the UK work force. A unique 'light lab' is tackling the problems faced by the country's night shift.
- Bright light is the clue to a good night's sleep
- Pioneering research by a Leeds psychologist is demonstrating how exposure to bright light while working at night can improve the concentration of shift workers and help them sleep better during the day.