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Significant therapy events with clients with intellectual disabilities (2018)
Journal Article
Wills, S., Ward, T., & Christopher, G. (2018). Significant therapy events with clients with intellectual disabilities. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 12(5-6), 173-183. https://doi.org/10.1108/AMHID-07-2018-0033

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore significant events in psychotherapy with clients with intellectual disabilities (IDs). Design/methodology/approach: Four therapy dyads, each consisting of one client... Read More about Significant therapy events with clients with intellectual disabilities.

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.

The effects of psychotherapy on Multiple Sclerosis symptoms: An IPA exploration of psychotherapy experience and outcome (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fragkiadaki, E., & Anagnostopoulos, F. (2018, September). The effects of psychotherapy on Multiple Sclerosis symptoms: An IPA exploration of psychotherapy experience and outcome. Paper presented at Qualitative Research on Mental Health: Rising to a Global Challenge

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is common among young adults and varies significantly in terms of clinical course and pathophysiology. Depression and anxiety have been associated to the onset of the disease, having a significant impact on coping with the sym... Read More about The effects of psychotherapy on Multiple Sclerosis symptoms: An IPA exploration of psychotherapy experience and outcome.

Does ‘altered consciousness’ mediate the relationship between art-making and wellbeing? An experience sampling study (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. J. (2018, September). Does ‘altered consciousness’ mediate the relationship between art-making and wellbeing? An experience sampling study. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the BPS Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section

Objectives: Previous research suggests that creativity, in the arts in particular, is associated with altered states of consciousness (ASCs) (Holt, 2007). To further understanding of the phenomenology of this, the current study used the experience sa... Read More about Does ‘altered consciousness’ mediate the relationship between art-making and wellbeing? An experience sampling study.

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.

Cognitive defusion versus experiential avoidance in the reduction of smoking behaviour: an experimental and preliminary investigation (2018)
Journal Article
Hooper, N., Dack, C., Karekla, M., Niyazi, A., & McHugh, L. (2018). Cognitive defusion versus experiential avoidance in the reduction of smoking behaviour: an experimental and preliminary investigation. Addiction Research and Theory, 26(5), 414-420. https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2018.1434156

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: Brief procedures that reduce smoking behaviour may be useful in reaching the many people that do not seek help for smoking addiction. Objectives: The current study ai... Read More about Cognitive defusion versus experiential avoidance in the reduction of smoking behaviour: an experimental and preliminary investigation.

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)
Journal Article
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).

Enhanced visual attention in university hockey players (2018)
Journal Article
Clark, K., & Maddocks, M. (2018). Enhanced visual attention in university hockey players. Journal of Vision, 18(10),

Elite athletes exhibit enhanced cognitive abilities related to sport, and athletes' perceptual-cognitive expertise may also transfer to computer-based cognitive tasks in the laboratory (see Voss et al., 2010 for a meta-analysis). The research in this... Read More about Enhanced visual attention in university hockey players.

A weight-related growth mindset increases negative attitudes toward obese people (2018)
Journal Article
Hooper, N., Crumpton, A., Robinson, M., & Meier, B. (2018). A weight-related growth mindset increases negative attitudes toward obese people. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 48(9), 488-493. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12528

© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. In implicit personality theory, people with entity views or a fixed mindset perceive characteristics (e.g., intelligence) as uncontrollable, whereas people with incremental views or a growth mindset perceive characteris... Read More about A weight-related growth mindset increases negative attitudes toward obese people.

Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Bond, F. W., & Lloyd, J. (2019). Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, 243-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.08.004

© 2018 Association for Contextual Behavioral Science This paper provides preliminary data on a new questionnaire known as the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist (EPIC). Contextual Behavioural Science seeks to have application to human beh... Read More about Preliminary psychometric properties of the Everyday Psychological Inflexibility Checklist.

Reliability of computerized eye-tracking reaction time tests in non-athletes, athletes, and individuals with traumatic brain injury (2018)
Journal Article
Lange, B., Hunfalvay, M., Murray, N., Roberts, C., & Bolte, T. (2018). Reliability of computerized eye-tracking reaction time tests in non-athletes, athletes, and individuals with traumatic brain injury. Optometry and Visual Performance, 6(3), 119-129

Background: Eye tracking technologies and methodologies have advanced significantly in recent years. Specifically, the use of eye tracking to quantitatively measure oculomotor and psychophysiological constructs is gaining momentum. Reaction time has... Read More about Reliability of computerized eye-tracking reaction time tests in non-athletes, athletes, and individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults (2018)
Journal Article
Morgan, P. L., Voinescu, A., Alford, C., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2019). Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 786, 591-603. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93885-1_54

Users of Level 4–5 connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) should not need to intervene with the dynamic driving task or monitor the driving environment, as the system will handle all driving functions. CAV human-machine interface (HMI) dashboards for s... Read More about Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults.

Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions (2018)
Journal Article
Morgan, P., Williams, E., Zook, N., & Christopher, G. (2019). Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 782, 56-68. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94782-2_6

© 2019, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature. The proliferation of Internet connectivity and accessibility has been accompanied by an increase in cyber-threats, including fraudulent communications. Fake computer updates, whic... Read More about Exploring Older Adult Susceptibility to Fraudulent Computer Pop-Up Interruptions.

Police liaison officers at football: Challenging orthodoxy through communication and engagement (2018)
Journal Article
Hoggett, J., & West, O. (2018). Police liaison officers at football: Challenging orthodoxy through communication and engagement. Policing, https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pay032

Abstract This paper expands upon research on the use of Police Liaison Teams’ (PLTs) within public order policing operations surrounding football fixtures. Using a Participant Action Research approach, the paper reports on PLT use across multiple ev... Read More about Police liaison officers at football: Challenging orthodoxy through communication and engagement.

A holistic approach to healthy ageing: how can people live longer, healthier lives? (2018)
Journal Article
Calder, P., Carding, S., Christopher, G., Kuh, D., Langley-Evans, S., & McNulty, H. (2018). A holistic approach to healthy ageing: how can people live longer, healthier lives?. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 31, 439-450

Background: Although lifespan is increasing, there is no evidence to suggest that older people are experiencing better health in their later years than previous generations. Nutrition, at all stages of life, plays an important role in determining hea... Read More about A holistic approach to healthy ageing: how can people live longer, healthier lives?.

The expression of schizotypy in the daily lives of artists (2018)
Journal Article
Holt, N. (2019). The expression of schizotypy in the daily lives of artists. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13(3), 359-371. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000176

A considerable amount of research suggests that positive schizotypy (cognitive and perceptual aberrations, such as pseudohallucinations) is associated with creativity in the arts. In order to better understand how positive schizotypy might be express... Read More about The expression of schizotypy in the daily lives of artists.

The therapeutic use of art-making amongst positive schizotypes: An experience sampling study (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. J. (2018, May). The therapeutic use of art-making amongst positive schizotypes: An experience sampling study. Paper presented at British Psychological Society Annual Conference

A considerable amount of research has tested the relationship between creativity and schizotypy, collectively suggesting that positive schizotypy (cognitive and perceptual aberrations, such as pseudo-hallucinations and déjà vu) is associated with cre... Read More about The therapeutic use of art-making amongst positive schizotypes: An experience sampling study.



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