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Social interactions and intergenerational social mobility

Professor Dan Anderberg | Economics | 01 September 2003

The recent decades have seen an increased participation in education in many countries. However, the increase has not been uniform across socio-economic groups. In the uk the participation rate in higher education has more than doubled over the last ...

Multinational retailers in the asia pacific

Professor Jos Gamble | Management & Business Studies | 01 April 2003

Rising prosperity and a rapidly commercialising economy have transformed china into the world's most important emerging market. Multinational retailers have rapidly built up their presence since foreign participation in the sector was permitted in 19 ...

Anxiety, processing efficiency, and cognitive performance

Dr MICHAEL EYSENCK | Psychology | 13 January 2003

The research project is concerned with the effects of anxiety on cognitive performance in the laboratory and in student academic study. The context of the research is provided by the processing efficiency theory. Which was put forward by eysenck and ...

Experts on the line: the case of nhs direct

Professor Chris Smith | Sociology | 01 October 2002

Nhs direct is a nurse-led telephone service providing health information and advice on a 24-hour basis from dedicated call centres. This research project will investigate the work experience and views of nurses providing the service and will compare ...

Testing a new hypothesis of age-of-acquisition effects

Professor Elaine Funnell | Psychology | 01 November 2003

We have collected a set of data on the naming and knowing of a set of 72 objects from 288 children aged 3y7m to 11y6m (supported by the mrc and, currently, by the esrc ). These data have revealed unexpected discrepancies between naming and knowing ag ...

Characterising emotion regulation development in adolescence

Catherine Sebastian | Developmental psychology | 01 November 2013

The ability to control emotions is crucial to mental health and wellbeing: evidence shows that poor emotion regulation (er) is associated with symptoms of depression, anxiety and aggressive behaviour. Research suggests that er is still developing in ...

Creative experiments in making worlds

Dr Anja Kanngieser | 30 June 2012

The postdoctoral fellowship has been awarded for the dissemination of dissertation research into academic publications and forums. The research investigates an experimental mode of politics, defined as a “performative encounter”. The perf ...

Eyewitness testimony by adults with autism spectrum disorder

Dr Katie Maras | 02 April 2012

People with autism spectrum disorder (asd) may be over-represented in the criminal justice system, as a victim, witness, or even perpetrator of a crime. They have well-documented and specific memory difficulties, yet scarcely any research has examine ...

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