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Thu 26 May, '22
Warwick Turing Fellow Hosted Catch Up Series

Warwick Data are hosting a series of catchups to showcase the latest developments in data science and artificial intelligence, with talks from Turing Fellows and leading researchers at The Alan Turing Institute. May 9, May 26, June 13 The event is also designed to facilitate connections between Warwick Turing Fellows and the broader University community. For more information, please use this linkLink opens in a new window.  

Thu 26 May, '22
University Strategy Summit
PLT room Physics
Wed 1 Jun, '22
Language and Learning Group Seminar: "The link between early meanings of object words and object-specific actions in toddlerhood development" Hiromichi Hagihara
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Hiromichi Hagihara from the International Research Center for Neurointelligence (WPI-IRCN), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study will be giving a talk titled The link between early meanings of object words and object-specific actions in toddlerhood development (abstract below).


Nouns referring to objects are dominant in young children’s vocabulary compared with verbs referring to actions. However, some researchers have argued that early object-words mean undifferentiated concepts in which both objects and their specific actions are fused (e.g., Werner & Kaplan, 1963). In this talk, I will present our work that experimentally investigated this theoretical hypothesis. Both the cross-sectional and longitudinal results showed that, unlike older toddlers, younger ones failed to understand object-word referents correctly when objects and object-specific actions were presented separately (e.g., "doing a meaningless action with shoes"), while both toddlers succeeded in understanding them when both objects and actions were matched (e.g., "putting shoes on"). This result suggested that early object-word meanings constitute the undifferentiated concepts of both objects and actions, and they subsequently differentiate into specific object categories independent of actions. I will also present ongoing related topics we have been working on. Our work will elucidate the uniqueness of young children’s lexical development.

Organised by: Marta Wesierska

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Forthcoming talks:

15-6-22 Jiahao Yang

Wed 15 Jun, '22
Language and Learning Group Seminar: tba
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Details to follow.

Organised by: Marta Wesierska

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Mon 27 Jun, '22 - Thu 30 Jun, '22
Summer School on the Behavioural Science of Diversity & Inclusion
Deadline for applications 23 March

Runs from Monday, June 27 to Thursday, June 30.

Wed 6 Jul, '22 - Fri 8 Jul, '22
Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Annual Conference 2022

Runs from Wednesday, July 06 to Friday, July 08.

Wed 5 Jul, '23 - Fri 7 Jul, '23
European Congress of Psychology

Runs from Wednesday, July 05 to Friday, July 07.

Statement of Interest

Scientific member role spec

The BPS is hosting the ECP 2023 on behalf of the European Federation of Psychology Associations in Brighton on 5-7 July 2023.

The theme for the event is Psychology Uniting Communities for a Sustainable World.

We are looking for a group of practitioners and researchers united by their energy and passion for psychology. We appeal to people from across all domains of psychology to come together in ensuring a dynamic, innovative and far-reaching scientific programme that reflects a blend of knowledge and experience representing the best of psychology. The theme of uniting communities requires psychology to build strong collaborations across borders between academics and practitioners alike. ·

The role of the Committee includes:

  • The responsibility for managing the scientific programme, including call for submissions, and decision making on selection of submitted abstracts and presenters.
  • Ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects relating to the scientific programme, including consideration of technology, accessibility for submissions, presentations and participation.
  • Encouraging wide participation from psychologists from different domains and regions Ensuring that the type and form of the congress programme promotes sustainability. For example, the call for submissions for an e-poster system which will replace hard copy and, that participation in the conference is possible virtually to its greatest extent. Applications are welcomed from across the membership – including academics, teachers, researchers and practitioners.

Applications are welcomed from across the membership - including academics, teachers, researchers and practitioners. We are also seeking undergraduate, postgraduate and early career members to ensure representation at all stages of the career pathway. The Society welcomes encourages applications from the following groups of people who are under-represented within our committees. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people. People with disabilities and, people who identify as LGBTQ+. We welcome all people who have the potential to help humanity in solving the problems that our world faces today. A statement of interest form and member role spec are no later than Friday 15th October.


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