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Psychology in the Pub: Who’s stressed?

25 April 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event is free and open to everyone. No registration required.
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We all know that stress can lead to negative outcomes in terms of psychological and physical health; however, what is less clear is why these effects don’t occur in everyone.

In order understand these individual differences, we must firstly, understand the biological and psychological mechanisms that may lead to these negative outcomes.

To do this, it is [unfortunately] necessary to study people while they are experiencing stress, either naturally (e.g., through observing changes during stressful situations they may encounter during their day to day activities) or by bringing them into the laboratory and stressing them out!

Dr Wetherell & Dr Smith will present examples of stress responding in some real life and personal situations, and discuss some of the factors that may determine why people respond differently to these stressors.

Please see the programme tab for further information.

This event is free and open to everyone. There is no need to book so please just turn up on the night.

Duke of York Pub,
Kings Square,


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Dr Mark Wetherell is a reader in Psychobiology and a Registered Practitioner Health Psychologist. Mark’s research involves the psychobiological pathways by which psychological (e.g., stress) and behavioural (e.g., illicit drug use, sleep, diet) factors can have negative effects on health, wellbeing and performance. This research involves developing novel techniques for assessing these pathways in the laboratory and the field.

Dr Michael Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Psychobiology and Health Psychology at Northumbria University. Michael also holds the title of Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Medical School, and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Michael’s ongoing research programmes are investigating psychological functioning in Type 2 diabetes, as well as the interplay between personality and stress, and the role of these factors on physical health.


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