Professor David Clark-Carter, Professor of Psychological Research Methods at Staffordshire University, was featured on BBC Radio Stoke commenting on recent media discussions about parental competitiveness and the pressures that children may encounter to perform well (in school, in sports or various domains of life). David discusses some of the psychological explanations behind parental competitive behaviours, including birth order effects as well as the ‘nature versus nurture’ debate.
To listen to David’s interview click on the below link to the BBC iPlayer website (the link to the programmes will expire in mid-October 2016):
- BBC Radio Stoke – Liz Ellis and Perry Spiller Show (from 2 hours, 18 minutes in)
Professor Clark-Carter is a Health Psychologist and supervises a range of Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology students as part of the Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research and the Centre for Health Psychology at Staffordshire University. The Centre for Health Psychology provides Stage 1 (MSc in Health Psychology) and Stage 2 (Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology) training for students in Health Psychology.
David was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society for his role in teaching psychological research methods to thousands of students over his career (read more here).
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