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ACSENT group presents at International Convention for Psychological Science in Paris

25 Mar 2019 - 14:45

The social-emotion ACSENT group in the Department of Psychology presented a symposium on social-cognitive development in SA at the International Convention for Psychological Science in Paris, the international meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.  Dr Nadine Lindinger, who is doing a post-doc at the Child Development Research Center, chaired the symposium, and presented follow-up work on her PhD findings on Theory of Mind in FASD.  A/Prof. Susan Malcolm-Smith presented on early developing Theory of Mind and Self-Regulation in the Drakenstein Child Health Study birth cohort.  Dr Lea-Ann Pileggi presented her PhD work on the role of empathy in aggressive behavior in SA children and adolescents.  PhD student Gaironeesa Hendricks was unable to attend but co-supervisor A/Prof Malcolm-Smith presented Gaironeesa’s findings on early conversational turn-taking subsequent to Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.