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Which circumstances make us better perspective-takers?

Which circumstances make us better perspective-takers?
Description
Recent PhD graduate from the School of Psychology Brad Mattan is the lead author on two new papers published in the journals Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience on the role that age and empathy play in visual perspective taking.
Date:
16/02/2016

Attachment in children living in alternative care

Attachment in children living in alternative care
Description
Manuela Garcia Quiroga, PhD student in the School of Psychology, has recently published a paper which suggests that the attachment bond which children in alternative care establish for their carers, differs from that of the attachment established by family-raised children.
Date:
11/02/2016

The brain mechanisms that facilitate episodic memory

The brain mechanisms that facilitate episodic memory
Description
A new study paper, co-authored by Dr Simon Hanslmayr, has suggested how opposing brain mechanisms might facilitate episodic memory. 
Date:
08/02/2016

Professor Glyn Humphreys, 1954-2016

Professor Glyn Humphreys, 1954-2016
Description
Professor Glyn Humphreys died unexpectedly on 14 January 2016. Glyn was the Head of the School of Psychology at Birmingham for 15 years during a very formative time for the School and University. Most recently he was the Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.
Date:
02/02/2016

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Description
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day Wednesday 13 January 2016 from 10am, School of Psychology - designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School
Date:
11/01/2016

Remembering past events quicker than we thought

Remembering past events quicker than we thought
Description
Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that retrieving memories of events from our past may take place quicker than we previously thought – and it is possible to interfere with that process.
Date:
06/01/2016

Human decision-making in using objects

Human decision-making in using objects
Description
A recently published research paper has provided further insight into how humans decide how to use an object, a question which has long been of interest to psychologists.
Date:
21/12/2015

Offender strategies in online sexual exploitation

Offender strategies in online sexual exploitation
Description
A recently published paper has looked at the strategies that sexual offenders use when communicating with victims via Internet platforms.
Date:
21/12/2015
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Cumulative Culture Conference

Cumulative Culture Conference
Date
09 - 10/06/2016
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
Three researchers from the School of Psychology – PhD students Elisa Bandini and Eva Reindl, and Birmingham Fellow Dr Claudio Tennie – will be hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Birmingham on 9 and 10 June 2016 on the topic 'When and How does Cumulative Culture Emerge?'
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