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Department of Psychology


SDP AS Level Essay Competition 2012 winners

1 August 2012

Over 100 entries were received for this year’s AS Level Essay Competition, sent from schools across the country. This year we asked students to answer one of two questions, “Are gender differences fact or fiction? Discuss with respect to at least two distinct measures or traits.” or “What is meant by the term 'good-enough...

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Centre for Family Research: Wellcome Trust award announced

1 August 2012

Professor Susan Golombok awarded major research grant

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Mathematics anxiety affects girls more than boys

11 July 2012

Research led by Dr Dénes Szűcs finds gender differences in mathematics anxiety

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Professor Nicola Clayton to deliver RI Discourse

26 June 2012

Professor Nicola Clayton has been invited to deliver a Friday Evening Discourse (FED) at the Royal Institution this autumn. FEDs, which are intended to promote science and facilitate the dissemination of useful knowledge, were introduced by Michael Faraday (pictured) 186 years ago and, in the intervening period, have been...

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On this day, one hundred years ago

3 June 2012

The centenary of an historic moment in the establishment of psychology in Cambridge

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Reading between the Lines

29 May 2012

Tuesday 29th May 2012: "Reading between the Lines: Beyond the Reading Wars ". In the second of two programmes looking at how children learn to read, presenter and former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo explores how the contemporary debate has been informed by teaching methods of the recent past. In the programme...

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Qualitative psychology: A new satiric onslaught

10 May 2012

Our Reader in Cognitive Development James Russell has recently published a satirical poem about so-called 'qualitative' psychology entitled 'Properly Nuanced: The Spirit of Raymond Roussel falls upon the New Psychology'. The publisher is the Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. It is purchasable from their website . Copies...

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Early- & Mid-Career Awards news

9 May 2012

The department is delighted to announce that Professor Nicky Clayton has been selected to receive the Mid-Career Award of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS). This award follows on from Dr Jon Simons being awarded the Early-Career Award. You can watch Dr Simons's award lecture on Memory and the Brain here . Or view...

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Abnormal brain structures - implications for stimulant drug addiction

4 March 2012

New paper on stimulant drug addiction excites media interest.

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Professor Nicky Clayton on 'The Science Show' on Australia's ABC Radio.

22 November 2011

Professor Nicky Clayton appears on 'The Science Show' discussing her role as the scientist in residence at the Rambert Dance Company.

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