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Much ado about developmental psychology

13 September 2017

The annual conference of our Developmental Psychology Section opens today in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Keynote addresses will be given by Professor Judy Dunn (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London) on ‘Children’s friendships: Open sesame to possible worlds’ and by Professor Kate Nation (University of Oxford) on ‘Nurturing a lexical legacy: language experience and learning’.

The conference will also see addresses by the winners of three Section awards.

Dr Lucy Cragg (University of Nottingham), winner of the Margaret Donaldson Award, will speak on ‘Dealing with distractions: The development of inhibitory control.’

Dr Jessica Hodgson (University of Lincoln), winner of the Neil O’Connor Award, will speak on ‘Handedness and language lateralisation in neurodevelopmental disorders.’

Michael Thomas (Birkbeck, University of London) will speak on behalf of the late Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith, winner of the Distinguished Contributions Award, on ‘From beyond modularity to neuroconstructivism: Annette Karmiloff-Smith’s unique contribution to developmental psychology.’

You can read the full conference programme on the conference website or follow events on Twitter: #dev2017.

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