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Early emotions and concepts about nature arising from play in outdoor settings

A connection between a child’s early language development and the learning environment is well established. What is less clear is the manner in which specific environments affect the linguistic skills of young children with resulting effects on their emotional and conceptual growth. Read more

Testing a dynamic model of radicalisation in individual and society

The project seeks to address radicalisation, an important societal issue which undermines public safety, wellbeing, and the effective functioning of a society. Read more

Scaffolding recovery from alcohol and drug addiction through systematic engagement with pro-recovery online communities

Substance use disorders exact a huge toll on individuals, their families and the community at large. This manifests as increased physical and psychological morbidity and mortality, and greater involvement in crime. Read more

Bilingualism and multilingualism in young children: Exploring the impact on learning, literacy and communication

Early development in a bilingual or multilingual context presents both opportunities and challenges for a young child. Much of the research on this issue adopts a general perspective on multilingual learners but this project aims to examine issues specific to the particular languages that the child is learning. Read more

Understanding Cultural Legal Studies: Interrogating Legal Meanings in Artistic and Popular Culture

Emerging out of traditions of law and literature, critical legal studies, and law and popular culture, cultural legal studies is an international field that has recently emerged at the cutting edge of the interdisciplinary study of law. Read more

The role of far-right narratives in mobilising support for violent political action

The project aims to examine how different types of narratives might energise the supporters of the far-right movement and drive them to engage in political violence. Read more

Exploring intra-group social equality and resource cooperation across human cultures

Supervisory team. Main.   Dr Rebecca Koomen, Psychology, School of Social Sciences, rkoomen001@dundee.ac.uk. Second. Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc, Psychology, School of Social Sciences, abliuc001@dundee.ac.uk. Read more

Understanding multilingualism: Cognitive, linguistic or social aspects of coordinating knowledge about multiple languages

PLEASE NOTE. This project is for self-funded or externally sponsored students only. We invite applications from strong and motivated candidates to our highly interdisciplinary PhD project on language processing in multilingual contexts. Read more

Language, self, and society: Linguistic inequality and beyond

Language is said to be a uniquely human property which constitutes many aspects of our lives. It serves as a fundamental medium for interactions between people in the society. Read more

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