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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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