Lab

Research Centre For Psychology, Education & Emotional Intelligence

About the lab

The Research Centre For Psychology, Education and Emotional Intelligence (www.peei.ie)

Featured projects (1)

Project
This research focuses on determining the specific personality traits (e.g. extraversion, agreeableness, openness to new experiences) associated with susceptibility to undue influence by social media influencers. Once this is known, a workshop will be developed to help young people enhance skills that will enable them to avoid negative consequences associated with exposure to potentially harmful content posted by social media influencers. A mixed-method approach will be employed, relying on both quantitative and qualitative methods following a fixed mixed-methods design in which the use of quantitative and qualitative procedures is fixed and planned at the start of the research process and the measures are implemented as planned (Creswell, 2018).

Featured research (16)

Many ethical questions have been raised regarding the use of social media and the internet, mainly related to the protection of young people in the digital environment. In order to critically address the research question "who is responsible for ethically protecting minors in the digital environment?", this paper will review the main literature available to understand the role of parents, the government, and companies in protecting young people within the digital environment. We employed a holistic process that covers a state-of-the-art review and desk research. The article is divided into four sessions; (1) Government Policies from the European Union (EU) Perspective; (2) Parental Control; (3) An Overview of Companies and the Private and Self-Regulation Sectors; and (4) the Ethical Dilemma. Throughout, we reviewed specific topics regarding the potentially harmful content for young people within the digital environment, questioned how ethical concerns shape content and interactions online and discussed how internet parenting styles impact risks and opportunities for young people in the digital world. Finally, we analysed the research question contrasting it with the main findings in this review and offered recommendations.
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many college courses have pivoted to complete online delivery and colleges are also tasked with providing student supports online. It is likely this transition will last beyond any COVID-19 specific restrictions, therefore this small-scale, exploratory study examined the efficacy and impact of the provision of a 5 week online emotional intelligence (EI) coaching programme to a cohort of Irish university students (n = 19) studying at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). Results revealed that the average overall level of EI increased for participants following the coaching programme. Students reported that they believed the programme provided emotional support and that it also enabled them to manage academic stress more effectively and ultimately that engagement with the programme had a positive impact on their academic engagement. Taken collectively, the results of this study suggest that whilst EI coaching can be successfully delivered online, where possible, a blended approach may be optimal. However, as this is a novel and exploratory study, further confirmatory research is recommended.
This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of social media influencers (SMIs), namely their impact on adolescents' lives from a consumer behaviour perspective. Therefore, the main objective of this review is to present valuable information regarding social media influencers as critical players in influencing young people during their purchase decision-making process. The major finding is that marketers must consider online marketing strategies using social media influencers as crucial components to reach the attention of younger generations, such as generation Z. Moreover, research suggests that social media influencers have been efficiently promoting both brands and products, using target audiences to effectively enhance communication among peers. In addition, this review offers insights on the importance of encouraging SMIs to promote environmentally friendly products to reduce waste and pollution, as well as to seek to promote awareness to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, helping to achieve the United Nations sustainable development goals, and in particular SDG-13, as per the 2030 climate action agenda.
The annual EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Research & Practice showcase is a platform for researchers and practitioners at TU Dublin to present and discuss their work on EDI related issues. Supported by the AIB Research Centre on Inclusive and Equitable Cultures (RINCE), this event aims to provide a forum for exchanging knowledge and experiences of EDI in research and in higher education institutions, to promote interdisciplinarity and to encourage future collaborations.
Disrupting Thinking organised by the School of Accounting and Finance at TU Dublin. Disrupting Thinking endeavours to offer a forum that encourages innovative and disruptive studies that help us to gain a better understanding of our economy and its new dynamics. We seek to challenge the status quo and bring new insights into existing economic and financial theories and the way that our global economy interacts with our social, cultural, and political systems. We will host an exciting conference on the theme Covid-19 Global Challenges – The Economic and Financial Dimensions. https://arrow.tudublin.ie/dt/#:~:text=Join%20us%20at%20our%20first,economy%20and%20its%20new%20dynamics.

Lab head

Aiden Carthy
Department
  • Humanities

Members (12)

Charles Alves de Castro
  • Technological University Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus
Geraldine Gray
  • Technological University Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus
Colm McGuinness
  • Technological University Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus
Miriam O'Regan
  • Dublin City Childcare Commitee
David Byrne
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
David Gaul
  • Technological University Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus
Isobel O'Reilly
  • Technological University Dublin - Blanchardstown Campus
David Byrne
David Byrne
  • Not confirmed yet
Sinead McGilloway
Sinead McGilloway
  • Not confirmed yet