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Children's linguistic and compositional processes in writing

Professor Debra Myhill | Education | 01 October 2003

The research will firstly analyse the language features of samples of secondary childrens writing in order to describe qualitative differences according to ability, gender or age. The analysis will focus upon how the writing text is organised in term ...

Diversity training and research: putting theory into practice

Dr Louise Pendry | Psychology | 01 October 2003

There is a large body of theory and empirical research on why we stereotype and are prejudiced, under what conditions we stereotype and are prejudiced, and how to best change stereotypes and prejudice (brown, 1995). There is also a growing literature ...

Individuality and social identity: from small groups to social categories

Professor Tom Postmes | Psychology | 01 October 2003

This proposal seeks funding to round off an existing programme of research, and start a new one. For 10 years, the applicant has studied how members of small groups exert influence on each other in making group decisions, in communicating, in negotia ...

The housewife in early modern rural england: gender, markets and consumption

Dr Jane Whittle | Economic & Social History | 01 October 2003

Women are often characterised in modern and past societies as the primary consumers: the individuals who are responsible for making consumption decisions and acquiring goods and services for the household. The women who fulfilled this role were typic ...

The origins of cooperation and social conventions: experimental evidence

Professor Todd Reuel Kaplan | Economics | 01 October 2003

In our economic and social interactions, we face the decision whether to cooperate with other individuals on a daily basis. Cooperation often requires that one person cede his place to another or else congestion or conflict ensues. The inability to c ...

Cued preparation for a change of cognitive task

Professor Stephen Monsell | Psychology | 09 September 2003

Thousands of times a day we shift, mostly without thinking about it, from one to another of the many cognitive tasks of which we are capable. Sometimes we change tasks without external prompting (eg if i stop writing this to send an email). Often the ...

Urban politics and state-society relations in the middle east

Professor Salwa Ismail | Political Science and International Relations | 01 February 2003

The aim of this research programme is to examine urban forms of social and political organistion and state-society relations in the middle east. This examination will be undertaken in: 1. A book on political life in cairos new urban quarters; 2. Rese ...

Esrc centre for genomics in society (egenis)

Professor John Dupre | Sociology | 01 October 2002

Based at the university of exeter under the directorship of professor john dupré, egenis was established in october 2002 for the study of the meaning and social implications of contemporary genomic science. Egenis aims to improve understanding of, an ...

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