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News & Events

This page gives details of some of our latest news and successes, as well as recent publications by the team. Additionally you can find out about our previous and forthcoming events.


We run regular events and conferences, seminars, workshops and talks. We also host a seminar series in which internal and invited external speakers present their latest research findings. Find out more about these events here. 

Latest news

  • Is Killing Eve's Villanelle a believable psychopath? - Dr Chelsea Slater talks about psychopathy in the NY Times and Daily Express.

  • E-mail alerts trigger heightened brain responses, new study shows. - Professor Maria Uther, of the department of Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton teamed up with former colleagues at the University of Winchester to investigate the effect of email messaging on the brain. Read in full here.

  • Dean Petters has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Bowlby-Ainsworth Award. The selection committee was impressed by his early and mid-career "Explorations into the history, requirements, and prospects for computational modelling of human attachment". The Bowlby-Ainsworth award program was initiated fifteen years ago to recognise and promote contributions to John Bowlby's and Mary Ainsworth's groundbreaking work on the nature of human attachment relationships. Previous winners have included renowned senior scholars and young scientists from North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia who have pursued attachment study in the tradition of rigor, creativity, relevance to clinical applications, and mentoring that define and sustain the Bowlby-Ainsworth legacy.

  • What's the point of laughter? - CrowdScience recently discussed the topic: 'What's the point of laughter?', where they explored positive aspects of laughter and what happens in our brains when we differentiate between real and fake laughter. Dr Tracey Platt, of the department of Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton features in this episode. Listen in full here