Steve Rathje and Rob Henderson Appointed as PhD Gates Scholars

February 2018. Two students who applied to the lab were appointed as Gates Scholars to do their PhD degrees. This is a great success for the lab given that from over 800 applications only 35 such awards were given across entirely university! Rob Henderson will join from Yale, where he works with Paul Bloom. Rob … More Steve Rathje and Rob Henderson Appointed as PhD Gates Scholars

New Chapter in Atlas of Moral Psychology

January 2018. Our latest theoretical perspective on morality, entitled ‘The moralization of the body: Protecting and expanding the boundaries of the self’, appeared in the Atlas of Moral Psychology, edited by Jesse Graham and Kurt Grey. The book pulls together most contemporary perspectives on the topic, including those involving debates and controversies. Order your copy … More New Chapter in Atlas of Moral Psychology

Simone Schnall elected APS Fellow

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

New Paper: Spatial Learning in the Digital Fulldome

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

New Papers: Social and Contextual Constraints on Perception

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

New Paper: Predicting Candy Consumption from Distance Estimates

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