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New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Description
A group of Psychologists and a Biologist from University of Birmingham, led by Dr Sarah Beck, have been investigating tool making in children, and in particular whether children can make novel tools to solve a problem, without having seen an example of the tool they need before they try it.
Date:
06/11/2013
Anthony Beech invited to speak at the Council of Europe about alternatives to imprisonment
Description
Professor Anthony Beech was invited to speak as one of the small number of scientific experts at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, in France, on 25-27th September 2013, about alternatives to imprisonment.
Date:
05/11/2013
£70K NSPCC grant awarded to explore The Impact of Online Sexual Abuse on the Victim
Description
The sexual abuse of children online has exploded in recent years and the psychological repercussions can be detrimental to the development and wellbeing of young people. However, whilst the risk posed to young people online is an ever increasing cause for concern, the research in this field is extremely limited.
Date:
14/10/2013
Crime Linkage International Network launches website
Description
After a successful application to the Leverhulme Trust by Dr Woodhams, a Senior Lecturer in the School, a collaborative research network has been set up. The network encompasses researchers and practitioners with a professional interest in crime linkage, which is a psychological process whereby practitioners seek to identify crime series through the analysis of crime scene behaviour.
Date:
14/10/2013
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
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