Psychology Research Talk

On Monday 4th November, we were visited by Shannon Francis, a second year PhD student at the University of Birmingham. She talked about her research into cognitive and social development in children, specifically focusing on the Theory of Mind, and how parental talk can influence a child’s cognitive development.

On Monday 4th November, we were visited by Shannon Francis, a second year PhD student at the University of Birmingham. She talked about her research into cognitive and social development in children, specifically focusing on the Theory of Mind, and how parental talk can influence a child’s cognitive development. Students also learnt more about the day to day life of a Psychology PhD researcher including the varied nature of the role and the challenges of recruiting participants, conducting research and analysing the subsequent data. It was a fantastic opportunity for A Level students to broaden their knowledge of Psychology beyond the requirements of the specification and gave an interesting insight into current psychological research. The Psychology Department would like to thank Shannon Francis for taking the time to visit the Psychology Department and sharing her experiences with our students.

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