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"i don't want to play with you": young children's use of social exclusion

Dr Harriet Over | Developmental psychology | 31 December 2013

Ostracism, or being ignored and excluded by others, is part of our daily lives. It has been documented across historical time and diverse cultural contexts and is reported with striking regularity when people are asked to describe their social relati ...

Toward a theoretical model of behavioural synchrony

Dr Kimberly Quinn | 25 April 2014

"behavioural synchrony" occurs when two or more people move together in time and space. The importance of behavioural synchrony lies in its ability to support the formation and maintenance of social bonds: being "in synch" with others boosts interper ...

Integrating research and practice in autism spectrum disorders

Professor Susan Leekam | Psychology | 04 July 2011

Autism spectrum disorders (asd) are diagnosed when a child or adult has impairments in social interaction, communication and imagination accompanied by a narrow, repetitive pattern of activities and interests. This project has supported a range of kn ...

Complex working memory: beyond the retention of list sequences

Dr John Towse | Psychology | 09 January 2008

This seminar series project involved four interconnected workshops in 2008-2009 revolving around the psychological themes of working memory and cognition. Each meeting had a different focus and involved both state-of-the-art scientific presentations, ...

Attention and perceptual grouping in infants with williams syndrome

Dr Emily Farran | Psychology | 01 November 2004

Individuals with williams syndrome (ws) have an atypical cognitive profile. Two cognitive processes, attention (stimulus orienting, attention disengagement) and perception grouping, will be examined in infants with ws and typically developing (td) in ...

Mechanisms of forgetting in implicit and explicit memory

Dr Richard Tunney | Psychology | 01 August 2004

A common intuition about memory is that recollection declines rapidly while familiarity persists over long periods. Despite this, experimental data have produced decidedly equivocal results. The majority of experiments have compared performance on im ...

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