News archive - 2008

How stereotypes can lead to success

Stereotypes can boost as well as hinder our chances of success, according to psychologists from the University of Exeter and St Andrews University.

Equal pay still eludes women in the boardroom

New research by academics at the University of Exeter has discovered that female executives earn smaller performance-related bonuses than their male counterparts.

How industrial revolutions lead to cultural revolutions

Research by the University of Exeter (UK) and University of California Davis (US) suggests why our ideas about sex, marriage and parenting have changed so much over the last century.

New £3.6 million research facility for Exeter

The South West is set to benefit from a new research facility aimed at improving psychological interventions for mood and personality disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.

New treatment hope for people with recurring depression

Research shows for the first time that a group-based psychological treatment, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), could be a viable alternative to prescription drugs for people suffering from long-term depression.