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Animal Cognition: I am broadly interested in the evolution of cognitive abilities in humans and non-human animals. Over the past decade I have studied the cognitive abilities of a range of animals, including Eurasian jays, rufous hummingbirds, Goffin cockatoos, and both human children and adults. The majority of my work has focussed on the New Caledonian crow, a remarkable species of bird which manufactures complex tools in the wild and performs exceptionally well on cognitive tasks in captivity.
Science of Happiness: In addition, since joining the University of Bristol in 2019, I have transitioned towards applied psychological research. This is a move I made largely in response to the student mental health crisis and a desire to tackle well-being concerns among young adults. Here, I am investigating the effects of positive psychology interventions on student well-being, delivered as part of the teaching curriculum.
- Science of Happiness
- Developmental Psychology
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Animal Cognition
- Animal Behaviour
- Positive Psychology
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A systematic review of the effect of university positive psychology courses on student psychological wellbeingHobbs, C., Armitage, J., Hood, B. & Jelbert, S., 15 Nov 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 13, 1023140.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen Access
Evaluation of a credit-bearing online administered happiness course on undergraduates' mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemicHobbs, C., Jelbert, S., Santos, L. R. & Hood, B., 16 Feb 2022, In: PLoS ONE. 17, 2 February, e0263514.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen Access7 Citations (Scopus)
Benefits of a psychoeducational happiness course on university student mental well-being both before and during a COVID-19 lockdownHood, B., Jelbert, S. & Santos, L. R., 3 Apr 2021, In: Health Psychology Open. 8, 1
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile21 Citations (Scopus)163 Downloads (Pure)
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Amodio, P. (Creator), Boeckle, M. (Creator), Jelbert, S. (Creator), Ostojic, L. (Creator) & Clayton, N. S. (Creator), Zenodo, 3 Oct 2019