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Watch: Dr James Thompson on the Chilean miners’ psychological struggles

1 September 2010

Based on research of patients suffering from severe trauma, Dr James Thompson, senior honorary lecturer in Psychology at UCL, talks through the psychological rollercoaster the Chilean miners will face over the coming months.

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The trapped Chilean miners

The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences undertakes world-leading research and teaching in mind, behaviour, and language. It brings together researchers in a range of disciplines such as cognition, neuroscience, linguistics, education, communication, medicine, health, phonetics and development to understand both basic and applied problems. The Division’s work attracts staff and students from around the world. Together they create an outstanding and vibrant environment for both study and research.

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