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Being born very preterm or very low birthweight is associated with continued lower IQ performance into adulthood

The average IQ of adults who were born very preterm (VP) or at a very low birth weight (VLBW) has been compared to adults born full term by researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick. Researchers have found VP/VLBW children may require special support in their education to boost their learning throughout childhood.

Fri 28 May 2021, 23:02 | Tags: psychology, preterm babies, Sciences

Warning labels for online gambling ‘ineffective and too difficult to find’ new study concludes

The manner that UK online gambling operators present information about the risk of play, required by the industry regulator, is ‘ineffective and too difficult to find’ researchers from the University of Warwick and CQUniversity in Australia have concluded.

Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10:43 | Tags: research, psychology, gambling

Warwick student sets up the Black Mind Initiative

The Black Mind Initiative aims to reform the current mental health system nationally, by encouraging young Black people to take up a degree related to the mental health profession, the initiative will then support them in their studies and encourage them to work in senior roles in mental healthcare.

Thu 07 Jan 2021, 09:31 | Tags: higher education, psychology, Employment, undergraduates, Sciences

Building blocks of language evolved 30-40 million years ago

The capacity for language is built upon our ability to understand combinations of words and the relationships between them, but the evolutionary history of this ability is little understood. Now, researchers from the University of Warwick have managed to date this capacity to at least 30-40 million years ago, the last common ancestor of monkeys, apes and humans.

Thu 22 Oct 2020, 09:24 | Tags: psychology, linguistics, Evolution, language, Sciences

Warwick researcher to investigate the link between apes and the evolution of human language

Dr Adriano R. Lameira, from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick, has been awarded a prestigious UKRI Future Leader Fellowship, for his project: The ape and the first word: Understanding the origins and evolution of the first linguistic structures in the human clade through comparative research.

Thu 15 Oct 2020, 10:56 | Tags: psychology, linguistics, UKRI, Evolution, speech, Sciences

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