October 2017. On the occasion of the formal opening of West Court, a new addition to Jesus College, HRH Prinz Edward, Earl of Wessex visited the University. He showed great interest when Simone Schnall, a Fellow of the College, explained to him that we do psychological experiments on people!
June 2017. Simone Schnall has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions to the advancement of psychological science. APS has approximately 33,000 members and includes the leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators. 52 Fellows were selected this year. A list … More Simone Schnall elected APS Fellow
April 2017. Together with former colleagues at the University of Plymouth, Ruth Weaver and Craig Hedge (now a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cardiff University) we just published a paper on social learning in the Digital Fulldome, which is an immersive virtual environment. The Dome we used was similar to a digital planetarium, with participants seated while … More New Paper: Spatial Learning in the Digital Fulldome
March 2017. This month’s issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science features Simone Schnall’s article “Social and Contextual Constraints on Embodied Perception” which makes the case that because perception and judgment cannot be separated, misattribution and discounting processes need to be considered when studying the influence of bodily and experiential factors on perception. Furthermore, many recent … More New Papers: Social and Contextual Constraints on Perception
February 2017. We just had a paper accepted at Acta Psychologica, with the title: A dual systems account of visual perception: Predicting candy consumption from distance estimates. This was one line of research that Dario Kpran (now Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics) completed during his PhD in the lab. Our research generally … More New Paper: Predicting Candy Consumption from Distance Estimates
February 2017. Former PhD Student Dr Dario Krpan, who recently completed his thesis on “Approach and avoidance motivations and the perception of valenced stimuli” in the lab, has been appointed as Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. He will be joining the newly formed Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science … More Dario Krpan Appointed Assistant Professor at LSE
February 2017. Professor Bogdan Wojciszke from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Sopot (Poland) is currently spending six months in the lab, for a sabbatical funded by a Fellowship from the Foundation for Polish Science. Together with Andrea Ablele-Brehm he was recently awarded one of the most important awards in the field, namely … More Sabbatical Visitor: Professor Bogdan Wojciszke