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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 ...

Extraordinary wartime exploits of Dundee psychologist

Details of the extraordinary wartime exploits of a Dundee psychologist unearthed by Alan Kennedy recently made headlines in the Scottish Press. In 1940, South African-born Dr Oscar Oeser, a psychology lecturer working in Dundee, was recruited to work as a code breaker at Bletchley Park where he became Section Head concerned with translating and interpreting deciphered Luftwaffe Enigma messages. A child prodigy, Oeser had gaine...

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...