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Book release event 

On Wednesday 18th October, 6.30pm - 8.00pm in an event chaired by Dame Shirley Pearce, Professor Saadi Lahlou will discuss themes from new and soon to be released book Installation Theory: The Societal Construction and Regulation of Behaviour.

The event is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Book here.

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Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch to speak on importance of schools and parents in childhood and adolescent learning

On 4th October 2017, LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host the conference Skills for Development in a Changing World. Prof. Sandra Jovchelovitch will speak as part of a panel discussion on learning during childhood and adolescence, drawing on years of fascinating research. 

Find out about the conference.

Read (free e-book) Underground Sociabilities by Sandra Jovchelovitch.

Look through 'Bottom-up social development toolkit'.

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Recent publication in nature human behaviour

Dr. Michael Muthukrishna has recently published research on the dynamics of corruption, Corrupting Cooperation and How Anti-Corruption Strategies May Backfire Data. This research demonstrates that transparency only reduces corruption in certain circumstances: if economic opportunities exist or if the state has the strength and resources to punish law-breakers. If neither of these circumstances is present, transparency is ineffective—or can even make things worse.

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Important study on autistic perspectives published in the international journal Autism

In the first study of its kind, Brett Heasman (PBS PhD student) and Dr. Alex Gillespie used a two-way measure of perspective-taking to show that 'neurotypical' people struggle to imagine autistic perspectives, bringing attention to the many activities, such as job interviews, that rely on how autistic people are seen by others. 

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Dr Jana Uher speaking at an LSE public lecture on personality

Dr. Jana Uher presents research in public lecture

How do we judge others? Are people judged differently for the same things?

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Dr. Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine honoured as ISBS Fellow and Life Member

Congratulations to PBS research student Dr. Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine who has been honoured as ISBS Fellow and Life Member, the highest honour bestowed by the International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS) for his work on the mental stress of teams operating complex systems such as nuclear reactors & aircrafts.


Congratulations to our teaching award winners

We're so proud of everyone in our department who was recognised on Wednesday evening for their exceptional teaching and student mentorship. Winners included graduate teaching assistants, Brett Heasman and Sandra Obradovic, as well as faculty members, Ilka Gleibs and Frederic Basso, and visiting fellow, Cathy Nicholson. Congratulations to you all!


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