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Giving peace a chance: Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel has paper accepted by Psychoneuroendocrinology
Giving peace a chance: Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel has paper accepted by Psychoneuroendocrinology
Description
Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel has had his paper accepted by Psychoneuroendocrinology. He has conducted research into the effect of the hormone oxytocin on the empathic responses of Israeli Jews to pain experienced by Palestinians, in collaboration with the University of Haifa in Israel and the University of Chicago in the USA.
Date:
07/10/2013
Leam Craig receives £90K grant to conduct Ministry of Justice research study in partnership with Coventry University
Description
Leam Craig has been selected by the Ministry of Justice to conduct a research study into Expert Witnesses in the Family Courts, in partnership with Coventry University. A research grant of £90k has been awarded for this study.
Date:
07/10/2013
Successful 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) hosted at Birmingham
Successful 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) hosted at Birmingham
Description
Staff from the School of Psychology recently hosted the 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) at the University of Birmingham. RPPW is the primary international research conference for dissemination of time perception and movement timing related research and has been established for nearly thirty years.
Date:
27/09/2013
£333K grant awarded to research a social norms approach to encourage healthier eating
£333K grant awarded to research a social norms approach to encourage healthier eating
Description
Dr Suzanne Higgs (Reader in the Psychobiology of Appetite) has been awarded £333,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund research on the use of social norms to promote healthy eating.
Date:
27/09/2013
Stephen Mayhew and Andy Bagshaw have paper accepted by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Stephen Mayhew and Andy Bagshaw have paper accepted by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Description
This paper is the product of a collaboration between Birmingham's School of Psychology and Nottingham's Physics department using novel multimodal brain imaging techniques to better understand an often overlooked phase of brain function.
Date:
10/09/2013
£300K grant awarded for project to study the origins of cumulative culture in humans and great apes
Description
Dr Claudio Tennie (a recent Birmingham Fellow) has been awarded £300,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to carry out a three year project which will evaluate the origins of cumulative culture in human children and great apes.
Date:
10/09/2013
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
Description
The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013
Psychology achieves best ever NSS results
Description
The School of Psychology are very pleased to have achieved their best ever results in the National Student Survey this year including 'personal best' scores in four of the six main assessment areas and their highest overall satisfaction rating ever.
Date:
06/09/2013
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