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Grouping by attainment in schools: can psychological interventions help turbo-charge poor students’ performance?

By Ian Hadden Last month I attended the impressive – and buzzy – sell-out researchED 2018 annual conference in London. The highlight for me was a fascinating piece of research presented by Becky Francis and Jeremy Hodgen of the UCL Institute

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An appetite for bringing research into practice at ResearchED

By Ian Hadden ResearchED is getting big. A ‘grassroots movement’ started by a former teacher, it aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in education. Since I’m researching how simple, well-timed social psychological interventions can help kids from low-income

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2017 ATSiP Conference: Technicians, VR and Qualtrics

By Martha Casey At the end of June I attended the ATSiP conference at UCD in Dublin. ATSiP stands for the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology, and is an organisation made up of people like me from universities across

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How storybook illustrations impact word learning

By Zoe Flack My research area is developmental psychology. In particular, I am investigating how different aspects of storybook reading with preschool children can help (or hinder!) word learning.  Luckily, children like hearing stories, and adults enjoy reading them.  But

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Feeling like an Academic Celebrity: Talks, workshops, and constant sunshine for a month in Australia

By Yasin Koc There are times I spent seven days a week in my office, working until late hours, trying to meet my self-induced deadlines to write another paper or do some more data analysis. Although I always say I

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The Bird Lab in the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

By Christiane Oedekoven   In the Episodic Memory Group (also known as the Bird lab, http://www.sussex.ac.uk/psychology/memory), we are interested in how people remember events and how that is reflected in underlying brain functions. During our recent visit to the annual

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