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Tue 21 Jan, '20
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Language and Learning Group Seminar: Insights on The Evolutionary Origins of Language from Chimpanzees and Human Infants, Dr Edmund Donnellan
H5.45 Humanities

Speaker: Dr Edmund Donnellan

Abstract: Recent theories of language evolution posit that the human capacity for language emerged in the gestural domain. Proponents of this theory offer two supporting arguments: (1) that great ape gestures resemble aspects of human communication more closely than their vocalisations do; (2) that infants’ gestures are the fundamental intentionally communicative precursors to language. In this talk I present work that prompts re-evaluation of these arguments. Regarding (1), I present data from studies of chimpanzee pant-hooting that suggest that these vocalisations more closely resemble human communication than previously thought. From this, I argue that detailed comparative study of both vocalisations and gestures is necessary and present an example of this approach applied to chimpanzees. Regarding (2), I present our recent study that suggests that infants’ intentionally communicative prelinguistic vocalisations are the most important predictor of early spoken language (when compared to a comprehensive range of early communicative behaviours). Finally, I discuss to what extent this research should influence theories of how language has evolved.

Thu 23 Jan, '20
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Departmental Seminar: Personality-environment transactions across the lifespan: A complex interface, Professor Jaap Denissen, Tilburg University
H1.48 Humanities Annex
Tue 28 Jan, '20
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Internal Seminar: Title tba Robert Eves
H5.45

Title: tba

Speaker: Rob Eves

Please contact Internal Seminar co-ordinator, Dr Jesse Preston to arrange a slot: j.preston@warwick.ac.uk

Thu 30 Jan, '20
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Departmental Seminar: "The reversibility of memory distortion", Dr Hartmut Blank, Portsmouth University
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Dr Hartmut Blank, Portsmouth University

"The reversibility of memory distortion"

Host: Dr Kimberley Wade

Tue 4 Feb, '20
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Language and Learning Group Seminar: Marion Coumel
H5.45 Humanities

Speaker: Marion Coumel

Thu 6 Feb, '20
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Departmental Seminar: Dr Bodo Winter, Birmingham University
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Dr Bodo Winter

Host: Professor Thomas Hills

Tue 11 Feb, '20
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Internal Seminar: tba, Marion Coumel and Dr Joakim Sundh
H5.45

Title: tba

Speakers: Marion Coumel and Joakim Sundh

Please contact Internal Seminar co-ordinator, Dr Jesse Preston to arrange a slot: j.preston@warwick.ac.uk

Thu 13 Feb, '20
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Athena Swan Talk and Networking lunch: "Addressing gender equality in Psychology: What we have learned from the Athena SWAN process", Professor Teresa McCormack, Queen's University Belfast
12:15 Networking Lunch The Street followed by talks in MS0.5 Maths and Stats

12:45 Professor Kate Seers, Director WMS

13:00 Professor Teresa McCormack, Queen's University Belfast

Hosts: Dr Kate Messenger and Dr Michaela Gummerum (Psychology Athena Swan Working Group Chairs)

Title: Addressing gender equality in Psychology: What we have learned from the Athena SWAN process

Joint event with the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team and Athena Swan network 

Full details of how to sign up:

Thu 13 Feb, '20
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Special Departmental Seminar - "inspiring women": "Future thinking and delay discounting in children and adolescents", Professor Teresa McCormack, Queen's University Belfast
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Professor Teresa McCormack, Queen's University Belfast

Host: Dr Michaela Gummerum

Title: Future thinking and delay discounting in children and adolescents

Abstract:

The difficulties that children and adolescents have with delaying gratification is well-documented. Recent research with adults has suggested that episodic future thinking skills – the ability to imagine future personal events - may play a role in facilitating prudent choice. However, there is almost no developmental evidence linking episodic future thinking skills to children’s performance on delay discounting tasks. In this talk I will present a series of correlational studies examining whether there is such a link, with a wide age range of participants (from 4-year-olds to adolescents and adults). I will also describe a parallel set of studies that have examined whether priming future thinking can affect discounting of future rewards in this age range. The findings suggest that a link between episodic future thinking and delay discounting emerges only in adolescence when future thinking skills are well-established. However, we found some evidence to suggest that delay discounting in children is linked to their judgments about how far away points in time in the future feel to them. These findings have implications for how the role of future thinking in facilitating prudent choice is conceptualized.

Tue 18 Feb, '20
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Language and Learning Group Seminar: Sophie Hardy
H5.45 Humanities

Speaker: Sophie Hardy

Thu 20 Feb, '20
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Departmental Seminar: ‘Touching’ the Developing Brain, Professor Francis McGlone
H1.48 Humanities Annex (Refreshments in Common Room 15:45)

Professor Francis McGlone, Liverpool JM University

Host: Professor Dieter Wolke and Dr Marina Goulart de Mendonca

Tue 25 Feb, '20
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Internal Seminar: tba, Dr Nicole Bauman
H5.45

Title: tba

Speaker: Dr Nicole Bauman

Please contact Internal Seminar co-ordinator, Dr Jesse Preston to arrange a slot: j.preston@warwick.ac.uk

Thu 27 Feb, '20
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Bookable workshop: Parliament for Researchers
Wolfson Research Exchange

Organised by Lesley Chikoore.

This workshop gives an overview of the UK Parliament and how Parliament uses research, and covers ways to work with the institution including details on Select Committees, legislative scrutiny, the House of Commons and House of Lords libraries, and POST. It also includes discussion of how to communicate research in a policy context. The session will be interactive and practical. You will leave with an understanding of how research is used in the UK Parliament, and able to identify opportunities to feed your research into Parliament’s work. This training is delivered by UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange unit.

To register: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/staffintranet/rss/impact/events/parliament

Mon 2 Mar, '20 - Sun 8 Mar, '20
00:00 - 00:00
GREEN WEEK 2020

Runs from Monday, March 02 to Sunday, March 08.

Green Week 2020 takes place from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th March. The event will be taking place across the University and SU as well as at (1) Coventry University and SU, (2) in Leamington Spa, and (3) in Coventry. The aim is for 2020’s event is for it to be bigger and better than ever before in advance of the City of Culture year in 2021. In addition to University departments and societies, businesses, schools and community groups are all encouraged to get involved.

See Green Team pages for more details of what's happening in Psychology.

Tue 3 Mar, '20
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Language and Learning Group Seminar: Suzanne Aussems
H5.45 Humanities

Speaker: Suzanne Aussems

Tue 10 Mar, '20
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Internal Seminar: tba, Melissa Reddy and Sara Morales Izquierdo
H5.45

Title: tba

Speakers: Melissa Reddy and Sara Morales Izquierdo

Please contact Internal Seminar co-ordinator, Dr Jesse Preston to arrange a slot: j.preston@warwick.ac.uk

Tue 21 Apr, '20
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Language and Learning Group Seminar: Katherine Messenger
H5.45 Humanities

Speaker: Katherine Messenger

Thu 23 Apr, '20
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Departmental Seminar: “tba” Dr Adam Baimel, Oxford University
H1.48 Humanities Annex (refreshments Common Room 15:45)

Dr Adam Baimel, Oxford University

Title: tba

Host: Dr Jesse Preston

Tue 5 May, '20
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Language and Learning Group Seminar: Noorin Rodenhurst
H5.45 Humanities

Speaker:

Noorin Rodenhurst

Fri 10 Jul, '20 - Sat 11 Jul, '20
All-day
Grant Writing Days - Wednesday and Thursday
H149a Humanities Annex

Runs from Friday, July 10 to Saturday, July 11.

Contact: Sotaro Kita and Adam Sanborn