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

Dario Krpan Appointed Assistant Professor at LSE

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

Sabbatical Visitor: Professor Bogdan Wojciszke

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

Edge Question 2017

January 2017. Each year the website invites a number of scientists to respond to a specific question. This year’s question was: “What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?” Simone Schnall gave the example of Spatial Agency Bias, which suggests that people looking toward the right (relative to the observer) are … More Edge Question 2017

Book Published: “Purity and Danger: New Perspectives”

December 2016. Together with Robbie Duschinsky and Daniel Weiss, Simone Schnall completed an edited book entitled “Purity and Danger: New Perspectives.” Written to mark the 50th anniversary of Mary Douglas’s classic published in 1966, the book draws on recent developments in the social sciences and humanities, including research conducted in psychology, cognitive science, sociology, religious … More Book Published: “Purity and Danger: New Perspectives”

Lennart Schulze receives Studienstiftung Fellowship

November 2016. Lennart Schulze, an MPhil student in the lab doing the degree in Social and Developmental Psychology, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation). The funding will cover the MPhil and a living stipend. Lennart studies the psychological implications of social status and social background, … More Lennart Schulze receives Studienstiftung Fellowship