Craig

Craig Jackson

About Craig Jackson

Head of Psychology Division at Birmingham City University
2603, 2015

Boy Band Breakups: Let’s not be so cavalier to the “Directioners”

By |March 26th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off

Professor Craig Jackson, Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University

In February 1996 when Take That announced their split, press reports were feverish about the prospect of fans, distraught at the news of the band’s demise, threatening to commit suicide, and being mournful. While we may look back on this with some joyful glee, it might […]

411, 2014

Why are university students so stressed?

By |November 4th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

By Professor Craig Jackson – Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University
One difference between this generation of students and the ones before them concerns the massive amount of responsibilities they have. These differences cannot be ignored as they are pervasive and ever-present.
When higher education was free and viewed as a privilege, students were encouraged to […]

2409, 2014

National Work-Life Week

By |September 24th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

By Professor Craig Jackson – Professor of Occupational Health Psychology 

Aristotle once observed that “All work distracts and absorbs the mind”. He had a point. Like it or not, our job is the single biggest occupier of our time on this planet, after sleeping. So it makes sense then to try and get this whole work-thing sorted.

National […]

1206, 2014

The virgin spree-killer and beyond: acting under the influence

By |June 12th, 2014|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off

Professor Craig Jackson – Head of Psychology

It is a fact of journalism that we all know: when a spree-killer shoots or stabs multiple victims and secures a large number of fatalities, the story receives serious news coverage, and such coverage is exacerbated if the shooter remains at large and local police are issuing ‘active shooter’ […]

204, 2014

What good will it do us to deny Anders Breivik enjoyment in prison?

By |April 2nd, 2014|In The News|Comments Off

Professor Craig Jackson, Head of Psychology

“You have put me through hell . . . and I won’t be able to survive it much longer. You are killing me” – Anders Breivik, February 2014.

Breivik was found guilty of 77 counts of murder, terrorism, and causing a fatal explosion on July 22nd 2011 following his bomb attack near […]

3107, 2013

Are TV dramas glorifying spree-killings?

By |July 31st, 2013|In The News|Comments Off

Professor Craig Jackson asks if real spree-killing incidents are often copied by some individuals who are inspired by news coverage, does it not stand to reason that the dramatisation of spree-killings may also have this power?

Sunday 4 August at 9pm will see Channel 4 broadcast the first episode of a four-part drama, Southcliffe, about an […]

2406, 2013

Hypnotherapy – a ‘stage gimmick’ that could be the secret to a happier workplace?

By |June 24th, 2013|Opinion|1 Comment

Craig A. Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at Birmingham City University, asks if there is any scope for using clinical hypnosis in the modern workplace.

“For the past hundred years there has been an abundance of evidence that psychological and physiological changes could be produced by hypnotism which were worth study on their own account, […]

3107, 2012

Working at Home during the Olympics and Paralympics: Tens of thousands of Londoners to get Fatter

By |July 31st, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology

The tabloids have been quick to label as “skivers” those ten thousand civil servants who have been given permission to work from home when suitable over the Olympic and Paralympic games. Can our understanding of human behaviour in the workplace help us to predict what may happen to […]

902, 2012

MOTHERTRUCKERS – A fly on the windscreen documentary

By |February 9th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology

Channel 4 will screen a new documentary on Thursday 9th February at 10pm; “an amusing film covering the lives of a group of female truck drivers, working in a male-dominated profession, while juggling family life, domestic responsibilities and trying to stay feminine”. One sentence in and it feels […]

509, 2011

Riots and Morals

By |September 5th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

The five days of rioting and incidents that occurred in the UK provide many with evidence that our cultural morals are at a low point. And why should it not – when large groups of people take part in positive acts, we are quick to reassure ourselves that […]