Economic & Social Research Council

The Economic & Social Research Council, (ESRC) was founded in 1965. ESRC is funded by the UK Department of Trade & Industry. The mission of the ESRC is to provide information about social science and to advance the field of all matters relating to social science. ESRC provides training seminars, publications and the latest news about social science and related matters effecting the discipline.

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Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1UJ
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danielle.moore@esrc.ac.uk
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Finding Murray's magic

Research suggests that it is Andy Murray's ability to manage his goals, as well as his skill, determination and motivation that makes him such a successful athlete. Murray dropped out of the French Open after a back injury ...

Jun 24, 2013
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How family conflict affects children

(Medical Xpress)—New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) reveals why some children are badly affected by negative family conflicts while other children survive without significant problems.

May 08, 2013
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Help in reading foreign languages

Recent research into how we learn is set to help people in their efforts to read a second or foreign language (SFL) more effectively. This will be good news for those struggling to develop linguistic skills in preparation ...

Mar 06, 2013
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Research improves social care training in Cornwall

With reports of abuse in care settings rising, it has never been more vital that staff are trained to provide the highest standards of care to vulnerable people. In Cornwall there were instances where vulnerable adults had ...

Jan 14, 2013
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Researchers explore benefits of 'social medicines'

'Social medicines' are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of individuals and the population. By combining social and biological information from UK Longitudinal studies (life-course studies) researchers have identified ...

Nov 06, 2012
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Trained NHS therapists can help insomniacs

Insomnia sufferers in England could have greater access to successful treatment, thanks to a training programme developed as part of trials of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), funded by the Economic and Social ...

Aug 17, 2012
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Getting your message across

Far from processing every word we read or hear, our brains often do not even notice key words that can change the whole meaning of a sentence, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Jul 16, 2012
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