Children can become fearful of harmless things, including a simple flower, just from the facial expression of an adult, according to a new ESRC-funded study.
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British women are increasingly having children at a later age – and longer time in education and training is a major factor, shows research from the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC).
A new ESRC-funded project is improving opportunities for children in London. Project Oracle: Children and Youth Evidence Hub is helping charities evaluate their outreach work, so that money can go towards those projects that have the most impact.
Far from being disadvantaged, babies of blind mothers develop communication and attention skills than their peers, according to research by Dr Atsushi Senju. He found no signs of autistic-like behaviour due to lack of visual communication.
A new online Autism-Research-Policy-Practice Hub aims to connect researchers, practitioners, policymakers and carers by creating a network of expertise, an online infrastructure and a set of communication packages.
Despite more women than men studying at UK medical schools, women are far less likely than male colleagues to pursue a career in surgery. ESRC-funded researchers have partnered with RCS and surgical society Scalpel to encourage women to become surgeons.
A pioneering ESRC study by linguistics researchers has shown that 'story time' in primary schools can be used as a subtle way to introduce complex language structures to young children.
The new Instruments for Research into Second Language Learning (IRIS) database allows any language researcher to upload and download materials free of charge.
Professor David Newberry argues that public investment in the right areas will fuel UK economic growth - with the short-term impact of giving work to domestic private companies who will create jobs.
Investing in human capital, improving the national infrastructure, improving finance provision for private investment and innovation, and the creation of an independent National Growth Council are key recommendations in the final report from the LSE Growth Commission.
A recent ESRC study found that many working-class ethnic minority families are inspiring their children to be high educational achievers – even if the parents have had very little education themselves.
In some areas of England, one in four adults has the maths skills of a seven to nine-year-old or below, according to new Skills for Life survey figures. The Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education, part-funded by ESRC, aims to boost engagement and understanding of maths and science for children and young people.
Having a financial background can greatly enhance the career prospects of women in business - helping them to converse in the 'language of business' and prove their credibility, according to a new study.
ESRC's winning KTP partnership, with KTP Associate Harriet Knowles, was among the eight finalist Best Partnership teams at today's KTP Awards 2012 event. KTP Associates Kate Jones and Katie Flaherty both received a Business Leader of Tomorrow award.
ESRC-funded research shows that feeling anxious can improve the exam result – if the candidate has a good working memory. For candidates with poor memory, however, exam anxiety can have a negative effect.
ESRC-funded research has found that young football players can be at different stages of mental development, affecting their decision-making - with implications for football coaching methods.
More than a quarter of young people are growing up in families that face multiple challenges - with potentially damaging effects on children's development.
Thirty per cent of apprentices in England are over 45 years old, due to the practice of 'converting' existing employees into apprentices. But adult apprentices are more likely to be experiencing a 'restrictive' apprenticeship, with little access to learning new skills and gaining knowledge.
The British Sign Language Corpus Project has collected the first recorded 'corpus' of BSL and is expected to lead to improved services for deaf people. The project includes online video recordings of conversations, interviews, narratives, and signs for 102 key concepts.
A new report by the all-party Parliamentary group on social mobility has identified seven 'key truths' about social mobility, drawing on ESRC-funded research.
An ESRC-funded study investigating the long-term outcomes of babies being fed on schedule versus on demand has revealed that babies who are fed on demand perform academically better during childhood than their schedule-fed peers.
Young people show little interest in science careers, and many children rarely take part in science-related activities, according to findings.
A tooth drilling simulator part-funded by the ESRC has been awarded the prestigious BETT award for Innovation in ICT. The simulator enables dentist students to practice on virtual 3D teeth - without the pain of real patients.
Universities have a significant impact on local regions - from increasing local employment, to students moving into residential areas, to boosting nightlife, to altering the whole image of a town, according to ESRC-funded research.
Higher education in Africa has expanded massively over the past decade - but inequalities remain for the poor, women, older and disabled students, according to a new study.