Alongside our scientific research, public engagement plays a central role in the SANDPIT Lab. To maximise the potential impact of our work we engage in a two-way dialogue with stakeholders and potential beneficiaries of our research at all stages from planning new projects through to dissemination of results. See below for details of previous public engagement projects.

Some of our findings also featured in Psychology Today blog posts.

The Science of Emotions from the Inside Out

“Do you ever look at someone and wonder: what is going on inside their head?” This event aimed to investigate how we perceive emotions through a screening of Pixar’s Inside Out together with interactive experiments and a live Q&A and discussion with parents and children about the science of emotion recognition.

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Toddlers and Touchscreens

The Toddlers and Touchscreens Public Engagement project aimed to establish a dialogue with parents and early-years practitioners about the latest scientific evidence and guidelines, and learn about their thoughts, feelings and behaviours around touchscreen use. We ran a series of focus groups, and family activities, including science festivals and a science show.

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