Family, food and IQ – Why are some children smarter than others?

Award winning researcher to give talk at London Metropolitan University

Date: 9 December 2015

London Metropolitan University’s School of Psychology will be hosting a talk today about why some children’s IQ is higher than others and what can cause this.

The talk will be led by Dr Sophie von Stumm, a senior lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths University.

The talk will look into how a child’s social status can affect their IQ growth as well as the role that nutrition can play in driving IQ. Sophie will use real life case studies alongside her original research to demonstrate her findings.

Dr von Stumm’s research is focussed on developing pioneering assessment methods to study individual differences in cognitive development. She is lab director at the Hungry Mind Lab, an independent research centre studying the causes and consequences of individual differences in human behaviour.

Recently Dr von Stumm has been focusing her research on cognitive differences across the lifespan; studying how children behave differently to adults, her research portfolio also includes imagination. In 2013 she won the Early Career Award from the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.

The School of Psychology is one of three schools within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing.

The talk will be held in the Graduate Centre at the Holloway campus on Wednesday 9 December at 4:30pm.

You can book your place on the Eventbrite page.


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Wednesday 9 December, 4:30pm.

GC1-08, Graduate Centre
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB