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  Harriet Over    Curriculum Vitae 

Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications and Career History

2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
2009    PhD, Developmental Psychology, Cardiff University: “Social Influence and Social learning in Young Children and Infants”
2006 MSc Social Science Research Methods, Cardiff University – Distinction
2005     Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, Cardiff University – Distinction
2003     BA History and Politics, University of Sheffield – 1st Class


Funding and Awards

2009   Max Planck Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
2005 - 2009   Economic and Social Research Council Studentship
2007 - 2008   Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentship
2008   PhD Prize for Early Promise, Cardiff University
2007 EPS Grindley Grant
2001   Howard Warrender Memorial Prize, University of Sheffield


Selected Media Coverage

All in the mind, by C. Fine and S. Lahan, The New Statesman, November 29th, 2010. Enfants sociaux, La Recherche, January, 2010.

Evidence that priming affiliation increases helping behaviour in infants as young as 18 months, Science Daily, September 3rd, 2009. 

Feeling left out, by Beverly J. Roder and Mabel L. Sgan, Infants to Adolescents: Research Update, April 2009.

How to increase altruism in toddlers, BPS Research Digest, November 5th, 2009.

In infants as young as 18 months, priming affiliation increases helping behaviour, Medical News Today, 4th September, 2009.

Poppetjes helpen peuters, by Ellen de Bruin, NRC Handelsblad, November 3rd, 2009.

Sozial von Anfang an?  Interview with Stephanie Becker, Baby und Familie, November, 2009.

Visual cues make children more helpful, by Tom Jacobs, in Miller-McCune: Turning Research into Solutions, August 16th, 2009.


Teaching and Responsibilities

2011 Co-teaching for the lecture series Origins of Human Cognition, Language, and Languages. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
2011 -    Co-organiser of the Social Cognition Research Seminar Series, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
2008 - 2009   Postgraduate representative on the School of Psychology Research Committee,
Cardiff University
2008 - 2009   Tutor for the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology,
Cardiff  University
2006 - 2007   Statistics tutor for level two psychology students,
Cardiff University
2005 - 2006   Tutor for level one psychology students,
Cardiff University



British Journal of Educational Psychology
British Journal of Psychology
Child Development
Cognitive Development
Developmental Psychology
Developmental Review
Developmental Science
European Journal of Social Psychology
Journal of Cognition and Development
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Psychological Science
Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
Review Editor for Frontiers in Developmental Psychology


Public Awareness of Science

2007, 2009 Participation in National Science and Engineering Week
2009   Participation in National Family Week