NCI Blog

Dr Amanda Kracen: Improving Cancer Care while Working at NCI

Posted by Amanda Kracen on 05 March 2024
This is a guest blog post written by Dr Amanda Kracen, Associate Professor of Psychology at National College of Ireland. Unfortunately, cancer is still a leading cause of death in Ireland; the good news is that many people live with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. However, it may not surprise you that people are often affected by receiving a cancer diagnosis, coping with treatment, and learning to live as a “survivor.” People can feel scared and vulnerable. In addition to excellent medical care, it is now recognised that people with cancer benefit from excellent psychological treatment and social support.
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Insight into Psychology Research at NCI From Dr David Mothersill

Posted by Dr David Mothersill on 09 December 2021
The word psychology stems from Greek roots: “psyche” means soul or spirit; “logia” means “study of”. Psychology is the academic discipline that studies the mind and behaviour. At NCI, many different facets of psychology are explored, including biological, clinical, developmental, educational, comparative, evolutionary, and social and industrial psychology. The lecturers are all active researchers across these disciplines. We will share insight into some of this research in coming blogposts.
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Is Psychology The Right Choice for You? Read Leanne's Advice

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 June 2020
After completing her Leaving Certificate in 2015, Leanne Kelly felt that going straight to college was the right thing for her. However, she soon realised that joining a course she was unsure of in a big college wasn't working for her so she took a break from studying before starting her psychology journey at NCI in 2017. At that stage, she knew she had made a step in the right direction.
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The BA Hons in Psychology at NCI: is it funded under SUSI? All you need to know.

Posted by Gerard McQuillan on 23 August 2016
The BA Hons in Psychology at NCI is a psychology degree that is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and an approved course under SUSI’s tuition fees and grant award scheme.
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NCI Psychology Lecturer secures €3.3 million for trauma research

Posted by Emma Henderson on 09 June 2016
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Loneliness and the Heart: Social Disadvantage, Social Isolation and Cardiovascular Health.

Posted by Emma Henderson on 24 April 2015
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Politics, Power and the Brain with Professor Ian Robertson

Posted by Owen Barnes on 18 April 2015
At the most recent event in NCI's series, In the Psychologist's Chair, scientist, psychologist and writer Professor Ian Robertson expanded on the Actonian aphorism: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." His insights, and the mountain of data that he had to support it, were really quite impressive.
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In the Psychologist's Chair - Robert Ward's Account

Posted by Robert Ward on 09 April 2015
NCI was delighted to host Dr. Conor McGuckin of Trinity College Dublin today as part of the In the Psychologists’ Chair series in association with the Irish Times. Dr McGuckin spoke on the topic of applying psychology to education.
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Psychology, Autism & Symbols Discussed at Latest NCI Event

Posted by Emma Henderson on 27 March 2015
The NCI psychology department was delighted to host an international guest speaker at the college today with Dr Melissa Allen from Lancaster University giving a talk entitled Symbolic understanding of pictures in typical development and autism: divergent pathways? (Download the slides from the event
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Autism and the Foundations of Language and Communication Interdisciplinary Conference

Posted by Emily Ferns on 10 March 2015
27th – 29th March Trinity Long Room Hub With a Guest Lecture by Keynote Speaker Melissa Allen in NCI on Friday 27th March at 11am. This international and interdisciplinary conference will bring together researchers in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Speakers from psychology, linguistics and philosophy will discuss the nature of language and thought with regard to Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The conference is hosted by Trinity College Dublin’s Arts & Humanities Research Institute, and is a collaboration between National College of Ireland, and different departments and schools within TCD (The School of Psychology, The School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy).
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