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Child Psychology – Intelligence, Moral Development and Social Cognition

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About the Course

In this course, Dr Ashok Jansari (Goldsmiths, University of London) explores the concepts of intelligence, moral development and social cognition. In the first lecture, we think about what intelligence is. In the second lecture, we think about the reasons for individual differences in intelligence. In the third lecture, we think about the environmental factors which can impact intelligence. Next, we think about what can be done to improve outcomes for individuals whose upbringing has resulted in them falling behind in their development. In the fifth and final lecture, we think about the stages of moral development and the significance of social cognition.

About the Lecturer

Dr Ashok Jansari is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Jansari’s research interests include memory disorders, prosopagnosia, executive functions, and synaesthesia. Dr Jansari is most famous for his research into prosopagnosia, having made numerous TV appearances, including on BBC1’s The One Show, as well as hosting his own ‘Neuro Talk’ YouTube channel:

Some of Dr Jansari's recent publications include 'Acquired synaesthesia following 2C-B use' (2019), 'Using virtual reality to investigate multitasking ability in individuals with frontal lobe lesions' (2019), and 'Identification from CCTV: Assessing police super-recogniser ability to spot faces in a crown and susceptibility to change blindness' (2018).

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