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Prof. Usha explains language development in the Radio 4 - BBC

13 August 2019

prof-usha-goswami-in-interview-to-bbc-radio-explains-the-way-the-brain-records-and-retains.jpg Prof Usha Goswami in the interview by Stephen Fry for the Fry's English Delight Fry's English Delight​ - Series 10 - You Must Remember This "When it comes to language that scans and rhymes, our memories are much more likely to...

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Prof Susan Golombok elected Fellow of the British Academy

9 August 2019 Prof Susan Golombok has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy, in recognition of her achievements in the social sciences. Susan Golombok is Professor of Family Research, Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at Newnham College. Her...

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Psychology Undergraduate Awards 2019

1 August 2019

Psychology Undergraduate Awards 2019 British Psychological Society Prize The British Psychological Society Prize for best performance across accredited programmes was awarded to Rhys Proud (Emmanuel) Cambridge University Press Prizes The Cambridge University Press Prize for best performance in PBS Part IA was awarded to...

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Professor Usha Goswami talks about "How nursery rhymes can tackle dyslexia"

5 July 2019

prof-usha-goswami.jpg Professor Usha Goswami latest interview has just came out on TES magazine In the interview, Prof Usha describes how rhythmic language, such as nursery rhymes, helps to kick-start children's developing language systems and the vast benefits this research could have for pupils with dyslexia". A copy of...

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Dr Sander van der Linden talks about "psychological vaccine" against misinformation on TV for BBC World News

24 June 2019

Dr Sander van der Linden of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory joins BBC World News Live 21/6/2019 to talk about the Psychology of Vaccine Hesitancy. The recent Wellcome Trust report surveying 140,000 individuals in over 140 countries finds relatively low trust in vaccines in Western Europe. Read more Dr van...

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Risk and Uncertainty in a Post-Truth Society. New book edited by Sander van der Linden and Ragnar E. Löfstedt

21 June 2019

risk_and_uncertainty_in_a_post-truth_world.png The new book is called “ Risk and Uncertainty in a Post-Truth Society ” as part of the Earthscan Risk in Society Series and covers public trust in numbers and science and how to communicate uncertainty about contested facts under the looming spectre of a post-truth society...

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Prof Susan Golombok has been appointed to the International Commission on Human Germline Genome Editing

3 June 2019

Prof Susan Golombok has been appointed to the new International Commission on Human Germline Genome Editing. Following the report that the first genetically edited babies were born in 2018, this international commission will develop principles, criteria and standards for the clinical use of genome editing of the human...

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Dr Simone Schnall was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

3 June 2019

Dr Simone Schnall was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, which will help build links to economics and the POLIS department, and comes with a research allowance of £10,000. The Fellowship is to support scholars, from within the University of Cambridge, who are seeking to develop the...

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Job Opportunity! Coordinator: Institute for Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

30 May 2019

Great opportunity in the Institute for Neuroscience, which is a new Institute and is interdepartmental ( Department of Psychology and Department of Physiology) . institute_for_neuroscience.jpg We are looking for someone to coordinate the activities of the newly established Institute for Neuroscience ( IfN ). We require...

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Congratulations to Dr Will Skylark who has been elected as a Fellow by the Governing Board of Psychonomic Society.

24 May 2019

william-j-matthews.jpg Dr Will Skylark has been elected as a fellow of the Psychonomic Society Established by the Psychonomic Society Governing Board in 2014, the Fellows program recognizes members who demonstrate clear evidence of independent scholarship, active engagement in methodologically rigorous and theoretically...

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