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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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What is the role of shared identities in the aftermath of floods?

By Evangelos Ntontis As a PhD student at the School of Psychology of Sussex University, I recently had the honour of winning the 2016 PhD poster conference. Of course winning is accompanied with writing a blog for the School’s website,

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What’s in a name? A Call to Abandon the Use of the Term ‘Abnormal Psychology’.

By Cassie Hazell Universities have a duty to provide quality education and training to those who want it, and create a community that reflects all the best parts of society.  Consequently, universities and their students have worked hard to stamp

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A busy week

By Dr Sarah King This is a fun but busy week for the Director of Doctoral Studies (DDS), the job I have recently taken over. I have been meeting all the new PhD students and signing their forms to approve

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Reflections of a first year PhD student

By Mateo Leganés Fonteneau Doing a PhD was never my lifetime objective. When I finished college I started studying an engineering degree, but I realised quite soon that it wasn’t what I’d expected. I then went on to study Social

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LA DOLCE VIVA

By Kate Arnold The VIVA… two syllables that fill any PhD student with a whole cocktail of emotions. This was the recipe for mine: Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon of excitement Juice of 3-5 years of tears A generous dash of imposter

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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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It’s not just what you’re saying

By Jordan Raine Have you ever heard of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon? If you haven’t, you’ve definitely experienced it at some time in your life. It’s the term given for when you learn, notice or experience something for the first time,

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My first paper

By Jennifer Mankin This spring, my first paper on synaesthesia and language appears in an upcoming edition of Cognition. While I know that getting a paper published is always a rigorous and difficult process – as indeed it should be

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Horses read human facial expressions of emotion – Sussex Research

By Amy Smith Undeniably, horses have funny faces. Long nose, eyes on the sides of the head, wiggly ears…morphologically they look very different to humans, yet it turns out they are pretty good at looking across the species barrier to

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