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Examining the psychosocial effects of molecular genetic diagnosis

01 Sep 2007

What does it mean to be a member of a family that is affected by a genetic disease? What is it like for a woman at risk of being a carrier of a faulty gene? These are some of the questions that concern Helen Statham, Deputy Director of the Centre for Family Research (CFR) within the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

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happiness

In pursuit of happiness

01 Apr 2007

Analysis of the results of a Europe-wide social survey is providing clues as to why some Europeans are happier than others.

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Changing Luck for the Better

The psychology of gambling

01 Apr 2007

Gambling is a thriving form of entertainment in the UK, but may also become a form of addiction for some individuals. Just why do people gamble when ‘the house always wins’? Advances in brain imaging techniques are helping Cambridge scientists find out.

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Dr Chris Smith

Dr Chris Smith

01 Apr 2007

Public engagement with science is top of Dr Chris Smith's agenda. His trailblazing approach to making scientific issues interesting, interactive and informative to the general public has gained recognition within the University of Cambridge and beyond.

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