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Dr Debra Spencer, Research Associate and Affiliated Lecturer in the GDRC, appeared in BBC Radio 4's 'Bringing Up Britain' programme, discussing aggression in children.

Dr Debra Spencer can be heard with Mariella Frostup and guests discussing furious toddlers, warring siblings, school exclusions and serious harm. Questions for discussion include why some children are more aggressive than others, whether parents respond differently to aggression in boys and girls, whether violence is addictive, how parents can best deal with meltdowns and intimidation, and where to draw the line between normal sibling rough-and-tumble and unacceptable attacks. The contributors also explore possible links between children's aggression at home and school, and rising violent crime among teenagers.

Other guests on the programme include Child Psychologist Laverne Antrobus, author Tim Samuels, Seamus Oates from the TBAP Multi-Academy Trust of Alternative Provision schools and Jane Griffiths from Break4Change.

You can listen to the programme via the BBC website here.

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Members of the GDRC attend workshop on 'Sex Differences, Dimorphisms and Divergences' in Erice, Sicily

10 June 2019

Prof Melissa Hines, Dr Debra Spencer, Prof Marcia Collaer and Dr Vickie Pasterski of the GDRC attended the workshop in May 2019, and Prof Hines gave a presentation on 'Human Gender Development'.

Ellen Robertson's talk at University of Marin Barleti, Albania

25 March 2019

Ellen Robertson gave a talk at the University of Marin Barleti, Albania, entitled 'Social Representations and the Sworn Virgins of Northern Albania', reflecting her PhD interests. More information on this topic can be found in a reference entry Ellen wrote for UCL's Encyclopedia of Informality.

Presentation by Ellen Robertson at Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN)

15 November 2018

Ellen Robertson, PhD candidate in the GDRC, will be giving a seminar entitled 'Dressing the Self/Other in Greek Drama, Italian Opera and Rural Albania' as part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN) Series (CIPN) fortnightly Tuesday seminar series on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

Welcome to Professor Marcia Collaer

6 November 2018

The GDRC is very pleased to welcome Prof Marcia Collaer to Cambridge! Marcia is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Affiliate at Middlebury College, VT, USA. She is currently a Visiting Scholar in the GDRC, Department of Psychology and Overseas Fellow at Churchill College for 2018-19.

Group members at Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco

1 November 2018

Prof Melissa Hines, Dr Debra Spencer and PhD candidate Marta Beneda went to the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco. This event is held every two years in San Francisco and hosts many of the world’s leading researchers of gender development from interdisciplinary fields. Prof Hines gave a talk and the group also presented two posters.