Monthly Archives: November 2015

Can meditation make you less prejudiced?

By Xander Stell Although meditation and related practices once were considered too ‘esoteric’ to study scientifically, research on these topics has burgeoned within psychology and neuroscience. This is, in part, because meditation has been linked to a raft of positive outcomes such as greater

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The Undergraduate Student Mentor Scheme

Hi!,  We’re the new Psychology Undergraduate Student Mentors. We are second and third year undergraduate students who have been trained to provide information and support to other students in the School of Psychology. We can offer information and support on

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Apes Point from a Distance

By David Leavens Recently, van der Goot, Tomasello, and Liszkowski (2014) reported that human infants, but not great apes, pointed to desirable objects from a distance. The 10 apes in their study all moved as close as possible to desirable

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Experience with the JRA scheme

By Ruihan Wu   In the spring term of the second year of my undergraduate degree, I applied to the Junior Research Associate (JRA) scheme, with Nicola Yuill of the Children and Technology Lab (insert link) as my supervisor. This

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Unexpected

By Hause Lin   Many assigned readings for most modules seemed uninteresting at best. Two papers in particular—White’s (1967) “The historical roots of our ecologic crisis” and Hardin’s (1968) “The tragedy of the commons”—come instantly to mind. These titles just

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