Surrey Psychology Blog

The blog of the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey

New paper by Dr Harriet Tenenbaum

Parent-Child Talk About the Origins of Living Things For the first time, the National Curriculum released in May 2015 includes evolutionary theory as part of science education for year 6 students. Given that children’s misconceptions and naïve theories often hinder understanding of evolutionary theory, teachers must know what children believe about the origins of species […]


News: Dr Katherine Hubbard wins the BPS Psychology of Women Postgraduate Student Prize 2016

Dr Katherine Hubbard wins the BPS Psychology of Women Postgraduate Student Prize 2016 for her short paper on “Treading on delicate ground: Comparing the Lesbian and Gay Affirmative Rorschach Research of June Hopkins and Evelyn Hooker“ Abstract ‘An old Victorian oil lamp. The shape of the lamp. Two girls – at each side going to […]


Research Seminar: 10th May 2016

Constructing the Cognitive Map In order to experience and take action in the ‘external’ world, the brain constructs an internal world to help us navigate, form memories, and interact with our surroundings. Amongst other factors, this process is guided and influenced by architecture. One may not actively focus on the built environment constantly, however architecture […]


News: Prof Martyn Barrett “Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture”

Dear all, I just wanted to let you know about a really positive impact that our very own Prof Martyn Barrett has had in influencing the education of children in Europe. He has written as the main author the Council of Europe’s “Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture” that was recently accepted unanimously at a […]


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