Economic & Social Research Council

Software improves understanding of mobility problems

Mobility challenges facing older people can now be better understood by clinicians, health care practitioners and design professionals, thanks to a new innovative software tool. Initial research findings from a research collaboration ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Software
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Government overseas aid is no bar to individual giving

Overseas development charities are highly dependent on donations from individuals. In this new study, researchers from the Universities of Southampton, Oxford and Cass Business School examined how the level of donations to ...

dateDec 13, 2009 in Other
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Now where was I again?

Although the actual interruption may only last a few moments, the study shows that we then lose more time when we try to find our place and resume the task that was interrupted.

dateDec 07, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Anxiety's hidden cost

The effect of anxiety on academic performance is not always obvious but new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council suggests that there may be hidden costs. The research found that anxious individuals ...

dateJun 23, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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How teenagers cope with inner-city risks

With concerns often expressed about youth crime and violence in the UK, researchers have been investigating what young people really think about living in an inner-city neighbourhood that has high levels of deprivation, crime ...

dateMay 15, 2013 in Social Sciences
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A picture of health in schools

Feeling comfortable and confident in sport, health, or PE can be very difficult for some young people who can be seen as a 'risk' of becoming obese. Young people from ethnic minorities, especially girls, are more likely to ...

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Social Sciences
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