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Dr. Simone Schnall serves as Co-Investigator on £32 million Productivity Institute

21 August 2020

The Productivity Institute is a £32 million investment, made possible by a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), focusing on improving productivity and living standards across the whole of the UK economy. It is the largest single economic and social research investment ever made in the UK, and was...

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Psychology Undergraduate Awards 2020

11 August 2020

Department of Psychology Undergraduates Prizes 2020 Many congratulations to all the students below, who were awarded prizes in the 2020 examinations. The British Psychological Society Prize for Best Performance across Accredited Programmes, 2020, was awarded to: S. P. Patel, DOW. The Cambridge University Press Prize for...

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Read more at: Dr Rebecca Lawson is awarded the 2020 Lister Institute Research Prize

Dr Rebecca Lawson is awarded the 2020 Lister Institute Research Prize

10 August 2020

The prestigious Lister Institute Research Prize is awarded annually to outstanding scientists in the biomedical sciences, and is presented to Dr Rebecca Lawson for her research in the field of computational psychiatry. Dr Lawson joined the Department of Psychology in 2018 as a Royal Society Wellcome Trust Henry Dale Fellow...

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Professor Barry Everitt awarded Croonian Medal and Lecture 2021

4 August 2020

Professor Barry Everitt has been awarded the 2021 Croonian Medal and Lecture of the Royal Society for research which has elucidated brain mechanisms of motivation and applied them to important societal issues such as drug addiction. barry-everitt.jpg The lectureship was conceived by William Croone FRS (PDF) , one of the...

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Read more at: A special issue of Canadian Audiologist is devoted to the life and work of Professor Brian Moore.

A special issue of Canadian Audiologist is devoted to the life and work of Professor Brian Moore.

9 July 2020

A special issue of Canadian Audiologist is devoted to the life and work of Professor Brian Moore . The tribute article had PhD students, friends and colleagues helping to express the work, life and character of Prof Moore and after many compliments, they added: "we have run out of adjectives; a most delightful person." -...

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Read more at: Dr Dénes Szücs' lab led a large scale multi-lab replication study on the att-SNARC effect

Dr Dénes Szücs' lab led a large scale multi-lab replication study on the att-SNARC effect

7 July 2020

The lab of Dénes Szücs has lead a large scale multi-lab replication study of the so-called attentional SNARC ( The attentional spatial-numerical association of response codes) effect . This effect is considered crucial evidence suggesting that humans have an automatically activating spatial mental number line. The...

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Congratulations to the academics receiving promotion on the 1st of October 2020

1 July 2020

We are delighted to inform the Department of the following Senior Academic Promotion success taking place from the 1st of October 2020 aew69@cam.ac.uk.jpg van-der-linden-sander-250x250.jpg Andrew Welchman , promoted to Professor Sander van der Linden , promoted to Reader The Department of Psychology would like to...

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Research conduct by Dr S. Foley, Dr B. Bland, Dr L. Blake and Dr. S. Imrie investigates family estrangement during COVID-19

19 June 2020

"Lockdown restrictions have not brought estranged family members closer together" - Research press, University of Cambridge. The Research, Family estrangement and the COVID-19 Crisis , led by Dr Sarah Foley,​ Dr Lucy Blake, Dr Becca Bland and Dr Susan Imrie at the Centre for Family Research , found that 55% of the...

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Read more at: Dr Simone Schnall has been appointed as Editor for the book series by Routledge 'Essays in Social Psychology'

Dr Simone Schnall has been appointed as Editor for the book series by Routledge 'Essays in Social Psychology'

18 June 2020

Dr. Simone Schnall , Reader in Experimental Social Psychology, has been appointed as Editor of the prestigious Essays in Social Psychology book series, by Routledge. The titles previously published included topics such as social cognition, interpersonal relationships, group processes, and intergroup relations, written by...

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Tamasha Theatre company, who spent a few months at the Centre for Family Research, has new Play streamed online

10 June 2020

In 2017, the Centre for Family Research worked with Tamasha Theatre Company on a public engagement project to produce a new play ' Half of Me ' about a teenager who discovers she is donor conceived. The play toured alongside Tamasha's main play 'Made in India' about a Londoner who travels to India for Surrogacy which will...

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