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Time for parents to power down: Why coddling children can harm them

Mon 14 January 2019

When it comes to success and wellbeing, most parents want the best for their children, right? But the kind of parenting where you try to ensure your child’s success could be their downfall, according to Dieter Wolke, Professor of developmental psychology and individual differences at the University of Warwick.

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Fear: Friend or Foe?

Wed 31 October 2018

Night falls, and darkness creeps into every corner of the room. As the wind howls louder, shaking the branches of the tree that looms against your window, an unfamiliar creak on the stairs makes you turn slowly with rising terror, an icy chill in your veins…It's not real! It's just a Halloween horror film - but why do we love scaring ourselves and what is the purpose of fear?

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Why most people follow routines

Fri 17 August 2018

We all have different experiences of the value of routine. Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, explores how to strike a good balance between routine and variety.

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Future Female

Fri 09 February 2018

It’s the UN’s International Day for Women and Girls in Science on February 11. We hear from four of Warwick’s young women research scientists, who share their hopes for their research and the future.

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Is happiness in our genes?

Thu 16 October 2014

Between 2011 and 2014, Claire Haworth led the Twins Wellbeing Intervention Study, investigating the influence of environment and genetics on our state of wellbeing, and methods to improve our levels of happiness. Claire spoke to Gareth Jenkins about her interest in the science of happiness.

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