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Thu 25 Apr, '19
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Guest Seminar: "Transmission of and interference from others' cognitive states: evidence from human children and great apes" Dr Sophie Milward, Portsmouth University
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title: Transmission of and interference from others' cognitive states: evidence from human children and great apes

Human adults automatically co-represent the task of a co-actor online when acting in a minimally joint manner (Sebanz et al., 2003). This mechanism is argued to have evolved to aid prediction of a joint action partner, but it also causes interference on one’s own task performance in certain circumstances. I will present a series of studies looking at the ontogeny and phylogeny of this phenomenon. Study 1 looked at how co-representation develops over childhood, with results suggesting that this is a fairly late-developing phenomenon (around 4 years). Study 2 looked at why co-representation might develop at this age, by measuring individual differences in children's co-representation interference in relation to other developing cognitive skills such as executive functions and Theory of Mind. Study 3 introduces an evolutionary perspective, investigating whether this tendency is a human-specific adaptation (possibly for collaboration) or whether it is shared with great apes. I am currently expanding this investigation of task interference to transmission of/interference from other cognitive or emotional states, and hope to present some preliminary data from a new project on stress transmission from adults to children.


2019-4-25 Milward, Sophie

Dr Sophie Milward, University of Portsmouth

Host: Dr John Michael

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 2 May, '19
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Guest Seminar: Perspective taking is spontaneous but not automatic, Dr Thom Scott-Phillips, Central European University
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title: "Perspective taking is spontaneous but not automatic"

2019-5-2 Thom Scott-Thomas

Dr Thom Scott-Phillips, Central European University

Host: Dr John Michael

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 9 May, '19
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Guest Seminar: Dr Rani Moran, UCL
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title: tba

20190519 Rani Moran

Dr Rani Moran, UCL

Host: Dr Henrik Singmann

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Mon 13 May, '19
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Language & Learning Group Seminar: Ana Ulicheva (University of London)
H203 Humanities

Title: tba

Contact: Marion Coumel

Mon 20 May, '19
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Pint of Science, Listen Carefully: Auditory Illusions and Tricks, Dr Cynthia Siew
Shop Front Theatre, 38 City Arcade, CV12 3HW

20190520 Pint of Science - Cynthia Siew

Tue 21 May, '19
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CAL & Psychology Network Event
Millburn House (IAS Seminar room)

Further details from:

Anu Realo and Katharina Lefringhausen

Fri 24 May, '19
PGR Conference - details tba
OC0.04 Oculus
Fri 5 Jul, '19
Psychology Bring and Share lunch for PGRs and staff
tba
Thu 18 Jul, '19
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Psychology Graduation 2019 followed by Psychology Graduation Reception
Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre then Reception in Chancellor's Suite, Rootes

Graduation:

See Graduation website for details

The Psychology Summer Graduation Ceremonies 2019 will take place on the morning of Thursday 18 July 2019.

All ceremonies will be held in the Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre. The Psychology ceremony is: 11:00 start (to be seated for 10:30)

Psychology Graduation Reception for students and guests. Join us in the Chancellor's Suite of Rootes for afternoon tea to celebrate graduation between 12:30 and 14:30.