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Taking a new look at chimpanzees and bonobos

Taking a new look at chimpanzees and bonobos
Description
Dr Zanna Clay, Marie Curie Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, and Thibaud Gruber (University of Neuchâtel) have published a paper which updates existing knowledge of chimpanzees and bonobos, and assesses their major similarities and differences.
Date:
06/01/2017

Exploring shape perception and step climbing in older adults

Exploring shape perception and step climbing in older adults
Description
A recently published paper has shown that a loss of visual information in older adults can affect the perception of surfaces.
Date:
04/01/2017

Researchers discuss unique human culture on BBC radio

Researchers discuss unique human culture on BBC radio
Description
Researchers from the Comparative Cognition Research Group (CCRG) recently presented their research on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'Origins of Human Culture', which aired on Tuesday 6 December.
Date:
22/12/2016

Clinical psychology trainers conference success

Clinical psychology trainers conference success
Description
The School's Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme team recently hosted the 2016 National Group of trainers conference which was held in Stratford over three days.
Date:
21/12/2016

Chimpanzees are 'indifferent' when it comes to altruism

Chimpanzees are 'indifferent' when it comes to altruism
Description
New research into chimpanzees suggests that, when it comes to altruistically helping a fellow chimpanzee, they are 'indifferent'.
Date:
20/12/2016

New book explores treatment of sexual offenders

New book explores treatment of sexual offenders
Description
Professor Leam Craig and Professor Anthony Beech have recently published a major new reference book across three volumes on the theories, assessment and treatment of sexual offenders.
Date:
12/12/2016

Doctoral trainee publishes research into care-leavers mental health

Doctoral trainee publishes research into care-leavers mental health
Description
Sarah Butterworth, second-year trainee on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate course in the School of Psychology, has published a paper looking at the perspectives of young people transitioning out of social care services in the West Midlands.
Date:
07/12/2016

Leam Craig appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Leam Craig appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Description
In October Professor Leam Craig was appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) in recognition of his contributions to the social sciences.
Date:
30/11/2016
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Innovation in cultural systems – an interdisciplinary meeting

Date
25 - 26/05/2017
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
Two doctoral researchers from the School of Psychology - PhD students Elisa Bandini and Eva Reindl, will be hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Birmingham on the 25th and 26th of May 2017 on the topic 'Innovation in cultural systems – an interdisciplinary meeting'.
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