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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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Prof Usha Goswami has been awarded the BERA John Nisbet Fellowship 2020

8 June 2020

prof-usha-goswami.jpg Prof Usha Goswami has been awarded the John Nisbet Fellowship 2020 for making an outstanding contribution to educational research over her career. The British Education Research Association (BERA) award John Nisbet Fellowship, is named in honour of the first President of BERA. The award recognises the...

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Dr Rebecca Lawson leads study on how the lockdown measures are affecting the autism community

2 June 2020

screenshot_2020-06-02_at_17.58.23.png Dr Rebecca Lawson is working with PhD student (Claudia Lage) and PaL Lab Research Assistant (Timothy Sandhu) to build a picture of how the lockdown measures put in force to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting the autism community. For more information see: https://www.lawsonlab...

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Schematic image by Arne Meyer, John O'Keefe and Jasper Poort

New paper in Current Biology by Dr Jasper Poort shows that mouse and human eye movements share some important similarities

15 May 2020

New paper in Current Biology by Dr Jasper Poort shows that mouse and human eye movements share some important similarities How do mice use eye and head movements during vision? In a study published in Current Biology , Arne Meyer, John O'Keefe and Jasper Poort used a lightweight tracking system to measure eye and head...

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Read more at: Dr Sander van der Linden focuses on research to support COVID-19 pandemic response

Dr Sander van der Linden focuses on research to support COVID-19 pandemic response

14 May 2020

With expertise in psychological and behavioural sciences, Dr Sander van der Linden is focusing on research that will be useful for how policy-makers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The article Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response , published in the journal Nature Human...

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Paper published by Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore says that Public health bodies should consider campaign with influencers to promote social distance between adolescents

13 May 2020

texting-1490691_1280.jpg Adolescents, on the whole, find it particularly difficult to adhere to social exclusion and in some incidences break these rules in order to see their peers face-to-face. Campaigns led by adults have mixed success in influencing this behaviour. It is suggested in research lead by Sarah-Jayne...

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IBE UNESCO published Denes Szucs's booklet about mathematics anxiety

12 May 2020

screenshot_2020-05-12_at_10.48.37.png The United Nations International Bureau of Education and the International Academy of Education published a booklet on Mathematics Anxiety from Denes Szucs and Irene Mammarella (University of Padova, Italy). The booklet is a practical resource for educators and parents to help them...

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Today, 7th May, marks the 75th anniversary of a fatal accident that changed the course of Psychology in Cambridge

7 May 2020

craik_photo_-_photographers_ramsey_and_muspratt.png On This Day.... 7th May Kenneth Craik (1914–1945) By Professor John Mollon Today, 7th May, marks the 75th anniversary of a fatal accident that changed the course of Psychology in Cambridge. It was the eve of V.E. Day and the centre of Cambridge was filled with celebrating...

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Prof Claire Hughes study on parent-children interaction

6 May 2020

Prof Claire Hughes with Devine, R., Mesman, J. and Blair, C. , uncovered how parental autonomy supports and reduces behavioural problems. Research published in the journal Developmental Science . 5cropto885x432.jpg The research studies children's temper, known as 'terrible twos', a combination of tantrums and frustration...

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