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'Developmental psychology experts hold annual conference in Scotland
05 September 2012 — 07 September 2012
British Psychological Society (BPS)
How young infants develop humour and the affect of text speak on children's grammar are among the topics to be discussed at the Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference to be held at the University of Strathclyde, from 5-7 September.
Over 200 leading psychologists from all over the world are expected to attend the major event which will explore the psychological, emotional, and perception changes that occur in people throughout life.
Keynote speakers will include:
Professor Marinus Van IJzendoorn (Leiden University) 'Risk genes or susceptibility genes? On genetic differential susceptibility to positive and negative experiences'.
Professor Judy DeLoache (University of Virginia) 'Becoming symbol minded: Young children's understanding and use of symbolic objects.'
Dr. David Coghill (University of Dundee) 'Unravelling the neuropsychology of ADHD'.
Professor Koichi Negayama (Waseda University, Tokyo) 'Kowakare as an adaptive style of negativity: a suggestion from Japanese mother-infant relationship'.
Other topics of interest are:
Six-month-old babies are 'humour detectives'
Kid's use of grammar not affected by 'text speak'
'Worryingly' high levels of homeless youth with mental health problems