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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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Stan Lee: Heroes for all

Wed 14 November 2018

In the week that Stan Lee died, Julian Schmid, a doctoral researcher in Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies, looks at his legacy from a cultural and political perspective.

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From Munitionettes to Citizens – Women in 1918

Tue 06 November 2018

The experience of the Great War helped to radically change notions of citizenship in Britain. 100 years after the end of the First World War, Dr Sarah Richardson from the Department of History at the University of Warwick, examines how life changed for British women after 1918.

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A Zoological Education

Fri 16 February 2018

Thinking of taking the children to the zoo? You may come home with the next Sir David Attenborough or Jane Goodall. Research by Dr Eric Jensen, from the Department of Sociology, has shown that a day out at the zoo is more than fun. It can help to boost children's science and conservation education.

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Sustainability starts with self

Mon 08 January 2018

There are 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN for the world to try and reach by 2030. From the day they came into force at the beginning of 2016, it gives us 15 years to sort a few things out. But the things that need sorting out are not small matters – among them are feeding the world, solving social injustice, ending poverty and combatting climate change. Surely big issues like these are jobs for scientists and governments - the average person can’t do much - can they?

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Hurricane: Natural phenomenon. Manmade disaster

Fri 01 September 2017

It’s tropical storm season in the Atlantic. The world has watched as Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their counterpart tropical storms have roared around the Caribbean leaving disaster in their wake. But the devastation these events leave behind have as much to do with humans and history as it does with the actual weather, according to Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins, a sociologist teaching on the University of Warwick’s Global Sustainable Development programme.

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Part of the family - pets and the emergence of post-human family

Fri 16 June 2017

We are famously a nation of animal lovers. There’s no doubt the British public has a strong affinity with its pets – whether they are dogs, cats, hamsters or lizards. Professor Nickie Charles has been studying that relationship for more than ten years and asking whether we are seeing the emergence of post-human families.

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