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Psychology of Education Research Group


The members of the Psychology of Education Research group, co-ordinated by Donald Ridley, carry out applied research, scholarly activity and knowledge exchange in the areas of pedagogy, the development of employability and the impact of technology on both education and modern living.  See a full list of our group members.

Current Projects

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Recent Publications

Dancey, C.P., Attree, E.A., Painter, J., Arroll, M., Pawson, C., & McLean, G. (under review). Real benefits of a Second Life: development and evaluation of a virtual psychology conference centre and tutorial rooms. Psychology Learning and Teaching Review.

Edmonds, C.J. (in press). Does having a drink of water help children think? A summary of some recent findings. School Health.

Dancey, C.P., Attree, E.A., & McLean, G. (2010). Second Life Conferencing for students. HEA Psychology. Learning and Teaching Conference, 2010.

Dell, P., Burton, E., & Ram du Sautoy, S. (2010). Investigating Psychology Students Engagement and Achievement. Presentation at the UEL Learning and Teaching Conference, 2010.

Coogan, J., & Pawson, C.J. (2009). The use of debating as an aid to effective widening participation in psychology. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 7(1), 23–27.

Edmonds, C.J., & Jeffes, B. (2009). Does having a drink help you think? 6–7-year-old children show improvements in cognitive performance from baseline to test after having a drink of water. Appetite, 53, 469–472. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2009.10.002

Edmonds, C.J., & Burford, D. (2009). Should children drink more water? The effects of drinking water on cognition in children. Appetite, 52, 776–779. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2009.02.010

Pawson, C.J., & Cherniavsky, K.I. (2009). Weapons of mass deception: an active learning demonstration of attitudes, persuasion and the value of critical thinking skills. Psychology Teaching Review, 15(2), 62–73.