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PALS wins third Athena SWAN silver award

The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences has been awarded its third Athena SWAN silver medal in recognition of its initiatives to address the gender imbalance in academia and in providing a supportive environment for all staff.

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New book on research in the wild

Yvonne Rogers and Paul Marshall of UCL PALS have published a new ebook entitled ‘Research in the Wild’ .

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Clean sweep of green ratings for MSc Speech and Language Sciences

The MSc Speech and Language Sciences course has achieved Green RAG ratings in all 22 of the contract performance indicators in the Health Education England Quality Contract Performance Monitoring (QCPM) process (for the academic year 2015-16).  

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Most effective vocabulary-learning technique revealed

UCL and language learning app Memrise have announced the winner of the first 'Memprize', a competition to find the world’s most efficient and effective vocabulary learning technique.

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PALS Green Day- watch this space!



PALS Green Impact Activities #PALSGREENDAY17 Green Day is fast approaching (Thursday, March 16th) and PALS have a lot of activities in store for the occasion. Here are some of ways that you can get involved:

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Navigating Dementia

Researchers at UCL are casting a new light on dementia through a mobile phone game with 2.7 million players

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British queuing and the rule of six


British queuing habits are governed by ‘the rule of six’, according to a new study by a Professor at UCL PALS. The report found that that we are prepared to wait for six minutes before giving up and are reluctant to join a queue of more than six people.

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PALS teams shortlisted for Professional Services Awards



Two Psychology and Language Sciences teams have been shortlisted for a Professional Services Award this year. The PALS Teaching and Learning Team have been shortlisted for the Service Excellence to Staff award and the Discover UCL Summer School for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Team have been shortlisted for the Brand Ambassador Award.

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New Model Predicts When Consumers are Willing to Try New Products

A new model that predicts when shoppers are most likely to try different products has been developed by scientists in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, and could aid public health initiatives encouraging healthier product choices.

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Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault Awarded MQ Transforming Mental Health Fellowship

Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault, lecturer in the department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, has been awarded an ‘MQ Transforming Mental Health’ Fellowship for his three year project on peer victimisation and mental health. The project is investigating whether improving our understanding of mental health and bullying can lead to more targeted and effective support for young people.

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