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Now we know why it's so hard to deceive children

Now we know why it's so hard to deceive children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Daily interactions require bargaining, be it for food, money or even making plans. These situations inevitably lead to a conflict of interest as both parties seek to maximise their gains. To deal with them, we need to understand the other person’s intentions, beliefs and desires and then use that to inform our bargaining strategy.


New research published just in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that this skill develops remarkably early in childhood, as early as age seven.

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Article by Emma Blakey, who receives funding from the ESRC.

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London's Olympics live on while Athens, Sydney struggle with old sites

London's Olympics live on while Athens, Sydney struggle with old sites | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A lime green fence surrounds the future site of a 330-year-old ballet company’s hip-hop academy and a new campus for a university boasting 28 Nobel Prizes.
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The article discusses the legacy of London's Olympic park, quoting Professor Allan Brimicombe who has led an ESRC-funded Olympic Games Impact Study at the University of East London.

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