Latest Economic and Social Research Council Stories
New research into the different ways that English and Polish people use language in everyday family situations can help members of each community to understand each other better and avoid cultural misunderstandings.
Cultural differences between the West and East are well documented, but a study shows that concrete differences also exist in how British and Chinese people recognize people and the world around them.
New software has significant benefits for primary school children and their understanding of elementary physics, research shows.
Preparing to act in a particular way can improve the way we process information, and this has potential implications for those with learning disabilities.
Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.
Innovative software to help teachers stay at the forefront of the digital revolution in education has been developed by researchers funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Many disabled children fail to reach their full potential because they continue to be marginalized in schools, health and social care.
The Government's commitment to 'localism' is likely to fail unless Whitehall departments can shed a deep-rooted culture of centralism.
Most migrants working in the London sex industry do not feel they are forced to sell sex.
Parents who joke and pretend with their toddlers are giving their children a head start in terms of life skills.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.