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Does running around more help children at school? Dr Josie Booth reviews recent evidence.

This week The Conversation invited Dr Josie Booth to review results of recent research showing that physical activity can improve children's school performance. The review published on the 21st October discusses the current figures around physical activity and why this is important to parents and those involved in education. To find out more please read Dr Booth's article. The Conversation is a collaboration between academics ...

Face for all seasons

Fhionna Moore

Fhionna Moore of the School of Psychology and colleagues published a paper in Frontiers in Neuroscience (A face for all seasons: Searching for context-specific leadership traits and discovering a general preference for perceived health). The study tested the “attractiveness halo effect”, in which attractive individuals are attributed with positive traits, in leadership preferences. While controlling for facial attr...

Psychology Open Day Sat 27th Sept

The School of Psychology will be having an open day on Saturday 27th Sept 2014. Staff and students will be at hand to answer questions and give potential students and their families an insight into the discipline and the degree. This is a great opportunity to visit and find out more about the School and the University. "Psychology is a fantastic degree as it provides students with a wealth of knowledge about human behaviour a...