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G. H03
G. H04
1. H021
1. H030

9:20 AM

Lecture Theatre: Welcome Talk

9:30 AM

Lecture Theatre: Developmental Section Impact Award Talk - Dr Josie Booth

10:00 AM

Lecture Theatre: Cognitive Section Prize winner - Dr Matthew Buckley

10:50 AM


11:15 AM

The Role of the Object in Joint Attention: How Triadic Interactions Differ Across Play with Traditional Toys and Touchscreen Tablets


Foundational and Developmental Mechanisms of Creative Thinking

Chair: Wendy Ross


Linguistic characteristics of creative childhood writing

Birsu Kandemirci

The creativity in developmental dyslexia

Cristina Izura

Do creativity training programs enhance creative thinking?

Ut Na Sio

The effect of natural and urban virtual reality environments on convergent and divergent thinking: a work in progress.

George Georgiou


Neurodiversity at the Cognitive Level

Chair: Punit Shah


Neural Heterogeneity in Inattention and Hyperactivity

Natalia Zdorovtsova

Mapping neurodevelopmental diversity in executive function

Silvana Mareva

Dimensional associations between executive function processes and symptoms of ADHD, ASD, oppositional defiance and anxiety in young school-referred children

Kate Anning

Autism and ADHD in Adulthood: A Multi-Method Study

Lucy Waldren

Developmental Regression in Children: Current and Future Directions 

Kirsten Furley

No evidence that playing a number line game improves numerical skills: a randomised controlled trial.

Inconstant Vigilance: Adolescent Selective Trust in Online Information

The development of executive control and its influence on the understanding of cardinality and ordinality: a longitudinal study of kindergarten students

Students’ self-disclosure and impression management behaviours via online educational platforms

The development of causal action sequence learning in young children

Give the people what they want: Motivations into fake news susceptibility.

Assessing the impact of LEGO® construction training on spatial and mathematical skills

A systematic review of school-based interventions to promote digital resilience in children aged 18 and under (Lightning Talk)

The conflict adaptation effect: Retrieving multiplication facts requires inhibitory control

12:55 PM

Lunch - (ECR Research Blitz & Three Minute Thesis in G. H03)

1:45 PM

Posters, Coffee & Desert (see Posters page for more details)

2:45 PM


What’s so great about the “great outdoors”? Understanding the benefits of the outdoors for children’s mental health and the factors linked to successful implementation of outdoor play programmes in childcare and school settings.

Chair: Rachel Nesbit


Impact of physical activity on mental health and wellbeing of young people

Josie Booth

Benefits to children spending time in nature: links between nature connectedness, wellbeing, and mental health.

Dawn Watling

“That’s probably not high up on the priority list”: School staff perceptions of outdoor adventurous play in schools.

Rachel Nesbit

Outdoor nature-based play in Early Learning and Childcare: Mapping the systemic factors linked to successful implementation in Scotland

Anne Martin

Gender differences in task switching: Female advantage for mixing cost and implications for conflict resolution

Associations between autistic traits and behavioral measures of executive functions amongst two- and three-year-olds with a family history of autism or ADHD

Developing a parental self-efficacy measure that is inclusive of neurodiversity

Does task-switching enhance creative problem-solving performance?

Mapping the differential impact of genuine versus social laughter on brain and mind: Autistic versus non-autistic adults

The Development of an Observational Parent-Child Interaction Measure That is Inclusive of Neurodiversity

New measures for attentional set shifting with minimal verbal demands

Enhanced Creativity in Autism is Due to Co-occurring ADHD

Parents' mentalising abilities and the role of autistic traits and emotion talk

Giving languages a fair chance: How can we eliminate language advantage when measuring evidentiality cross-linguistically?

Attention switching paradigm with repeating images: comparison between Autism and ADHD traits (Lightning Talk)

Distraction is tuned on relevant information since the first year of life (Lightning Talk)

4:05 PM


4:30 PM

Chinese Parents' Marital and Coparenting Relationships, Parental Differential Treatment of Siblings, and Adolescents' Sibling Relationships: A Developmental Cascade Model of Family Influence


Insight Problem Solving

Chair: Wendy Ross


Insightful integration: Identifying the brain's optimal receptive state for Aha! moments

Joydeep Bhattacharya

“Don’t start from there, even though it’s the right place to start”: How reducing the search space can impair idea discovery.

Thomas Ormerod

On the poverty of creative ideas

Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau

The relationship between creativity and insight: A case of the wrong answer?

Wendy Ross

Partial Metacognitive Awareness of the Disruption to Insight Problem Solving Caused by Task-Irrelevant Sound

Linden J. Ball


Early Language Development

Chair: Jessica Massonnié


Examining the components underlying oral narrative production upon school entry in English-speaking children

Anna Llaurado

Comparing practitioner-child language interactions across three small group activities in nursery classrooms in economically disadvantaged areas of England: initial findings and next steps

Keeley Dobinson

Comparing parent-child interaction during wordless book reading, print book reading and imaginative play

Sandra Mathers

Examining the relationships between reading and spelling over time: A 5-year longitudinal study in French-speaking children

Laurent Lima

Examining the relationship between age of diagnosis and quality of life in autistic adults from a generational perspective

Mothers' and fathers' happiness and young children's positive and negative affect: Testing mindful parenting as a mediating process

Examining the relative contributions of autism and ADHD to internalising problems in adulthood (Lightning Talk)

Internalizing behaviors in early childhood years: Do mothers' and fathers' humour matter?

The role of binding in facilitating the enactment effect

The Emergence of Collaborative Behaviour: Insights from Kinematics