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Venue: Edward Muybridge building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
We are excited to announce our annual Young Scientists Event for children aged 4-11 will be on Thursday 1st June and Friday 2nd June, run by the Developing Minds Lab within the Department of Psychology at Kingston University London.
Parents are invited to bring their children along to learn about psychology and gain first-hand experience of psychological research. A variety of research activities are available ranging from how we perceive emotions to how we solve puzzles.
Please click here to register your child(ren).
Please note that each form will need to be filled out for each child participating.
What is it?
An exciting opportunity for children to take part in age-appropriate psychology games/research, learn about psychology, and discover what psychologists do.
What would I do on the day?
Parents can either stay with their children or leave them to play games and do research with our team while grabbing a coffee on campus (parents need to stay in the building).
When is it?
During half term - so a great, free opportunity for your budding little scientists during their holiday! Each session is three hours long: you and your child(ren) can either come to the morning session (9.30am - 12.30pm) or the afternoon session (1.30pm – 4.30pm) on either day.
When you book, please ensure you carefully read the Information Sheet before signing your child up. Thank you.
Examples of studies
How do children solve puzzles?
In this study we show children a pattern that has one piece missing and children are asked to find the missing piece out of six options. A better understanding of how children solve puzzles, especially those who perform better compared to those who do not, will allow us to develop better educational intervention programmes.
How do children recognise emotions?
This study aims to investigate the recognition of briefly presented facial expressions that vary in intensity. It investigates whether higher intensity displays of emotion are easier for children to identify. Children take part in a computer task where they are presented with short video-clips of facial expressions and children are asked to match them with emotion labels. This can help us develop better informed interventions related to social interactions.
Participation is voluntary, and you will have the right to withdraw at any given time with no questions asked. All data collected will be kept confidential and anonymised for the purpose of our research. Unfortunately, we will not be able to give you specific information about how your child has performed on the tasks. We will however send you a newsletter outlining our findings and the important work your child has done by becoming a young scientist for the day.
This event is run by Dr Elisa Back and the Developing Minds Lab within the Department of Psychology at Kingston University London.
Booking is essential to attend this event.
For further information about this event:
Contact: Dr Elisa Back
Directions to Edward Muybridge building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:
Dr Elisa Back