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What about the Male Victims? Exploring the Impact of Gender Stereotyping on Implicit Attitudes and Behavioural Intentions Associated with Intimate Partner Violence (2019)
Journal Article
Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K., Pennington, C. R., & Hamlin, I. (2019). What about the Male Victims? Exploring the Impact of Gender Stereotyping on Implicit Attitudes and Behavioural Intentions Associated with Intimate Partner Violence. Sex Roles, 81(1-2), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-018-0949-x

© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Although intimate partner violence (IPV) is considered stereotypically as a gendered phenomenon, empirical evidence contradicts such gender asymmetry in reported rates of victimis... Read More about What about the Male Victims? Exploring the Impact of Gender Stereotyping on Implicit Attitudes and Behavioural Intentions Associated with Intimate Partner Violence.

Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task (2019)
Journal Article
Pennington, C. R., Qureshi, A. W., Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2019). Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task. Psychopharmacology, 236(12), 3465-3476. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-019-05313-0

© 2019, The Author(s). Rationale: Experimental tasks that demonstrate alcohol-related attentional bias typically expose participants to single-stimulus targets (e.g. addiction Stroop, visual probe, anti-saccade task), which may not correspond fully w... Read More about Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task.

Alcohol belongs here: Assessing alcohol-related inhibitory control with a contextual Go/No-Go Task (2019)
Journal Article
Pennington, C. R., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W., & Heim, D. (2019). Alcohol belongs here: Assessing alcohol-related inhibitory control with a contextual Go/No-Go Task. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 27(5), 455-465. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000256

There is a growing awareness of the need to explore the social and environmental milieus that drive alcohol consumption and related cognitions. The current study examined the extent to which alcoholcongruent and incongruent drinking contexts modulate... Read More about Alcohol belongs here: Assessing alcohol-related inhibitory control with a contextual Go/No-Go Task.

Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Clark, K., Pennington, C. R., Hedge, C., Lee, J. T., & Petrie, A. C. P. (2019, May). Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science. Poster presented at Vision Sciences Society

Historically, research in cognitive psychology has sought to evaluate cognitive mechanisms according to the average response to a manipulation. Differences between individuals have been dismissed as “noise” with an aim toward characterising an overal... Read More about Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science.

The impact of gendered stereotypes on perceptions of violence: A commentary (2019)
Journal Article
Bates, E. A., Klement, K. R., Kaye, L. K., & Pennington, C. R. (2019). The impact of gendered stereotypes on perceptions of violence: A commentary. Sex Roles, 81(1-2), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-019-01029-9

The present commentary explores the impact of gender role stereotypes on perceptions of both intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence. Two papers published in this issue of Sex Roles explored the influence of gender stereotypes on both IPV... Read More about The impact of gendered stereotypes on perceptions of violence: A commentary.

Visual and auditory contextual cues differentially influence alcohol-related inhibitory control (2018)
Journal Article
Qureshi, A., Monk, R. L., Pennington, C. R., Li, X., Leatherbarrow, T., & Oulton, J. R. (in press). Visual and auditory contextual cues differentially influence alcohol-related inhibitory control. Adicciones -Palma de Mallorca-, https://doi.org/10.20882/adicciones.1091

Introduction: Representing a more immersive testing environment, the current study exposed individuals to both alcohol-related visual and auditory cues to assess their respective impact on alcohol-related inhibitory control. It examined further wheth... Read More about Visual and auditory contextual cues differentially influence alcohol-related inhibitory control.

Moving beyond “Us” versus “Them”: Social identities in digital gaming (2018)
Journal Article
Kaye, L. K., & Pennington, C. R. (2018). Moving beyond “Us” versus “Them”: Social identities in digital gaming. Psychology of Women Section Review,

This was an invited submission for a special focus issue on gender and gaming for the Psychology of Women Section Review (British Psychological Society).

Alcohol-related attentional bias in a gaze contingency task: Comparing appetitive and non-appetitive cues (2018)
Journal Article
Qureshi, A., Monk, R. L., Pennington, C. R., Wilcockson, T. D., & Heim, D. (2019). Alcohol-related attentional bias in a gaze contingency task: Comparing appetitive and non-appetitive cues. Addictive Behaviors, 90, 312-317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.11.034

© 2018 Background: Non-problem drinkers attend automatically to alcohol-related cues compared to non-alcohol related cues on tests of inhibitory control. Moreover, attentional bias for alcohol-related cues varies between problem and non-problem drink... Read More about Alcohol-related attentional bias in a gaze contingency task: Comparing appetitive and non-appetitive cues.

You ≠ me: individual differences in the structure of social cognition (2018)
Journal Article
Shaw, D. J., Czekóová, K., Pennington, C. R., Qureshi, A. W., Špiláková, B., Salazar, M., …Urbánek, T. (2020). You ≠ me: individual differences in the structure of social cognition. Psychological Research, 84, 1139-1156. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-018-1107-3

© 2018, The Author(s). This study investigated the structure of social cognition, and how it is influenced by personality; specifically, how various socio-cognitive capabilities, and the pattern of inter-relationships and co-dependencies among them d... Read More about You ≠ me: individual differences in the structure of social cognition.

Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcohol in a visual search eye-tracking task (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Pennington, C. R., Qureshi, A. W., Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2018, October). Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcohol in a visual search eye-tracking task. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) Annual Meeting

A wealth of research indicates that heavy social drinkers demonstrate attentional bias towards alcohol-related stimuli. Many studies, however, employ experimental tasks that expose drinkers to single-stimulus targets (e.g., anti-saccade task), which... Read More about Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcohol in a visual search eye-tracking task.

Stereotype threat may not impact women's inhibitory control or mathematical performance: Providing support for the null hypothesis (2018)
Journal Article
Pennington, C. R., Litchfield, D., McLatchie, N. M., & Heim, D. (2019). Stereotype threat may not impact women's inhibitory control or mathematical performance: Providing support for the null hypothesis. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49(4), 717-734. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2540

© 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Underpinned by the findings of Jamieson and Harkins (2007; Experiment 3), the current study pits the mere effort motivational account of stereotype threat against a working memory interference account. In Experiment 1... Read More about Stereotype threat may not impact women's inhibitory control or mathematical performance: Providing support for the null hypothesis.

Registered replication report on Mazar, Amir, and Ariely (2008) (2018)
Journal Article
Verschuere, B., Meijer, E. H., Jim, A., Hoogesteyn, K., Orthey, R., McCarthy, R. J., …Yıldız, E. (2018). Registered replication report on Mazar, Amir, and Ariely (2008). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 299-317. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245918781032

The self-concept maintenance theory holds that many people will cheat in order to maximize self-profit, but only to the extent that they can do so while maintaining a positive self-concept. Mazar, Amir, and Ariely (2008, Experiment 1) gave participan... Read More about Registered replication report on Mazar, Amir, and Ariely (2008).

Registered replication report on Srull and Wyer (1979) (2018)
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McCarthy, R. J., Skowronski, J. J., Verschuere, B., Meijer, E. H., Jim, A., Hoogesteyn, K., …Yıldız, E. (2018). Registered replication report on Srull and Wyer (1979). Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 1660-1672. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245918777487

Srull and Wyer (1979) demonstrated that exposing participants to more hostility-related stimuli caused them subsequently to interpret ambiguous behaviors as more hostile. In their Experiment 1, participants descrambled sets of words to form sentences... Read More about Registered replication report on Srull and Wyer (1979).

Controlling for Prior Attainment Reduces the Positive Influence that Single-Gender Classroom Initiatives Exert on High School Students’ Scholastic Achievements (2018)
Journal Article
Pennington, C. R., Pennington, C., Kaye, L. K., Qureshi, A. W., & Heim, D. (2018). Controlling for Prior Attainment Reduces the Positive Influence that Single-Gender Classroom Initiatives Exert on High School Students’ Scholastic Achievements. Sex Roles, 78(5-6), 385-393. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-017-0799-y

© 2017, The Author(s). Research points to the positive impact that gender-segregated schooling and classroom initiatives exert on academic attainment. An evaluation of these studies which reveal positive effects highlights, however, that students are... Read More about Controlling for Prior Attainment Reduces the Positive Influence that Single-Gender Classroom Initiatives Exert on High School Students’ Scholastic Achievements.

Applying the multi-Threat framework of stereotype threat in the context of digital gaming (2018)
Journal Article
Pennington, C., Kaye, L. K., & McCann, J. J. (2018). Applying the multi-Threat framework of stereotype threat in the context of digital gaming. PLoS ONE, 13(2), e0192137. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192137

© 2018 Pennington et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are... Read More about Applying the multi-Threat framework of stereotype threat in the context of digital gaming.

Do casual gaming environments evoke stereotype threat? Examining the effects of explicit priming and avatar gender (2017)
Journal Article
Kaye, L. K., Pennington, C., & McCann, J. J. (2018). Do casual gaming environments evoke stereotype threat? Examining the effects of explicit priming and avatar gender. Computers in Human Behavior, 78, 142-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.09.031

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Despite relatively equal participation rates between females and males in casual gaming, females often report stigmatisation and prejudice towards their gaming competency within this sub-domain. Applying the theoretical framework... Read More about Do casual gaming environments evoke stereotype threat? Examining the effects of explicit priming and avatar gender.

Generalised inhibitory impairment to appetitive cues: From alcoholic to non-alcoholic visual stimuli (2017)
Journal Article
Pennington, C. R., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A., Pennington, C., & Hamlin, I. (2017). Generalised inhibitory impairment to appetitive cues: From alcoholic to non-alcoholic visual stimuli. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 180, 26-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.07.038

© 2017 Background Prior research demonstrates that individuals who consume alcohol show diminished inhibitory control towards alcohol-related cues. However, such research contrasts predominantly alcoholic appetitive cues with non-alcoholic, non-appet... Read More about Generalised inhibitory impairment to appetitive cues: From alcoholic to non-alcoholic visual stimuli.

Context and alcohol consumption behaviors affect inhibitory control (2017)
Journal Article
Qureshi, A. W., Monk, R. L., Pennington, C., Li, X., & Leatherbarrow, T. (2017). Context and alcohol consumption behaviors affect inhibitory control. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47(11), 625-633. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12465

© 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Contrasting the traditional focus on alcohol-related visual images, this study examined the impact of both alcohol-related auditory cues and visual stimuli on inhibitory control (IC). Fifty-eight participants completed... Read More about Context and alcohol consumption behaviors affect inhibitory control.

Transitioning in higher education: An exploration of psychological and contextual factors affecting student satisfaction (2017)
Journal Article
Pennington, C. R., Pennington, C., Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K., & Bolam, L. T. (2018). Transitioning in higher education: An exploration of psychological and contextual factors affecting student satisfaction. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 42(5), 596-607. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2017.1302563

© 2017 UCU. In view of recent changes in the higher education sector, such as increased tuition fees, a greater focus has been placed on widening participation initiatives and monitoring student satisfaction. The aims of the current study were twofol... Read More about Transitioning in higher education: An exploration of psychological and contextual factors affecting student satisfaction.

Implicit alcohol-related expectancies and the effect of context (2016)
Journal Article
Monk, R. L., Pennington, C., Campbell, C., Price, A., & Heim, D. (2016). Implicit alcohol-related expectancies and the effect of context. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77(5), 819-827. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2016.77.819

Objective: The current study examined the impact of varying pictorial cues and testing contexts on implicit alcohol-related expectancies. Method: Seventy-six participants were assigned randomly to complete an Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure... Read More about Implicit alcohol-related expectancies and the effect of context.


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