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Attention to eyes and psychopathic traits

Attention to eyes and psychopathic traits
Description
Researchers in the School have published a paper which shows that male individuals with high psychopathic traits have reduced attention to the eye region when looking at faces.
Date:
16/11/2015

Challenging gender bias in schools

Challenging gender bias in schools
Description
Dr Stephanie Burnett Heyes spoke at a London conference on 20 October about what gender differences in the brain can and cannot tell us about gender disparities in education.
Date:
10/11/2015

Doctoral Researcher paper looks at the effect of psychopathy on metacognition in schizophrenia

Doctoral Researcher paper looks at the effect of psychopathy on metacognition in schizophrenia
Description
Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel (pictured right) has had his paper accepted by the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. He has conducted research into the effect on metacognition, of comorbid psychopathy in schizophrenic patients with a history of criminal offending.
Date:
28/10/2015

Student summer placements in Sri Lanka

Student summer placements in Sri Lanka
Description
Over the summer, six undergraduate students in the School of Psychology took part in mental health, teaching and special needs placements in Sri Lanka. They shared their skills at psychiatric hospitals and ran therapeutic activity sessions at centres for individuals with various specific needs.
Date:
26/10/2015

Paper investigates teenage social behaviour in real-world networks

Paper investigates teenage social behaviour in real-world networks
Description
A recent paper published by Stephanie Burnett Heyes et al. in Child Development uses a combination of social network mapping and experimental social cognition tasks to investigate teenage social behaviour in real-world networks.
Date:
22/10/2015

Awareness in a vegetative state

Awareness in a vegetative state
Description
New insight into a vital cerebral pathway has explained how some patients in a vegetative state are aware despite appearing to be unconscious and being behaviourally unresponsive.
Date:
21/10/2015

New members of staff welcomed to the School

New members of staff welcomed to the School
Description
The School welcomes three new members of staff who joined the School in September 2015.
Date:
19/10/2015

Mapping the adolescent mind: The Birmingham Perspective

Mapping the adolescent mind: The Birmingham Perspective
Description
How understanding developments in the brain can give young people a better platform.
Date:
15/10/2015
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