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Italian PhD student visiting the Language and Learning Lab (School of Psychology)

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Donatella Di Tucci, a PhD student from Experimental Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Neurosciences at the University of Milan-Bicocca in Italy is spending part of her PhD program in the Language and Learning Lab (School of Psychology) under the supervision of Dr Lynne Duncan. Donatella describes her main research interests as lying in the area of psycholinguistics: "I’ll be working on the issue of how morphologicall...

New publication on adolescent reading

Exploring the relationship between adolescent’s reading skills, reading motivation and reading habits The present study examines the extent to which adolescents’ reading affect (reading motivation) and behaviour (reading habits) predict different components of reading (word reading, comprehension, summarisation and text reading speed) and also adds to the limited research examining group differences (gender, age, a...

New publication by Fionna Moore

Resource availability as a proxy for terminal investment in a beetle Terminal investment hypothesis is a longstanding theoretical idea that organisms should increase their reproductive effort as their prospects for survival and reproduction decline. However, numerous attempts to test the terminal investment in reproduction have yielded contradictory results. This study reports an experimental confirmation of the terminal inves...