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Professor Bruce Hood

Professor Bruce Hood

Professor Bruce Hood
M.A., M.Phil.(Dund.), Ph.D.(Cantab.)

Professor of Developmental Psychology in Society

Area of research

Cognitive Development

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Research summary

My research interests include:

  • Cognitive development from a neuroscience perspective.
  • Inhibitory control of thoughts and actions.
  • Spatial representation and action.
  • Naïve theories.
  • The origin of adult magical reasoning from children’s natural intuitions.

Current grants

  • ESRC (2015-2018) The Endowment Effect and "Self" in Children

PHD students supervised

  • Sandra Weltzien

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Bruce Hood is the Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre in the School of Psychological Science. He undertook his Ph.D. at Cambridge University followed by appointments at University College London, MIT and a faculty professor at Harvard. He has been awarded an Alfred Sloan Fellowship in neuroscience, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Infancy Researchers, the Robert Fantz memorial award and the 2014 Award for Media and Public Engagement by the British Psychological Society. In 2016, he was awarded the inaugural B.P.S. Distinguished Contribution to British Developmental Psychology. He is a Fellow of ...

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Selected publications

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Recent publications

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