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The school's Research Seminars take place on Fridays at 4pm in Classroom 02.525, David Keir Building. For further information contact Mihalis Doumas, School of Psychology

Research Seminar Series Semester 1 2014-15





Fri 3 Oct

Clare Carty, QUB

What is typical about social attention?

Mihalis Doumas

Lisa Graham, QUB Improving psychological wellbeing in upper GI cancer survivors

Fri 10 Oct      

Ciara Laverty, QUB

The nature of auditory predictors of early reading ability

Mihalis Doumas

Eoin Travers, QUB Response dynamics reveal conflict during reasoning

Fri 17 Oct      

Anna van Duijvenvoorde, University of Leiden

Risk, rewards, and regret: studying decision-making across development

Kinga Morsanyi

Fri 24 Oct

Kevin Latimer, QUB

Sub-second event timing in the human visual system

Mihalis Doumas

Fri 31 Oct

Dr Mark Elliott, University of Birmingham

Making sense of the beat: How humans use information across the senses to coordinate movements to a beat

Mihalis Doumas

Mon 3 Nov    

Professor Stephen Reicher, University of St Andrews

Why (nearly) everything you thought you knew about Milgram is wrong: A new psychology of toxic obedience (NB Seminar is Monday at 4pm, venue is 02.525) Rhiannon Turner

Fri 14 Nov

Jemma McGourty, QUB

Mental time travel into the past and future: A developmental perspective

Mihalis Doumas

Fri 21 Nov

Dr Dougal Hare, University of Manchester

From behaviour to genetics and back to behavioural phenotypes – the role of psychology in understanding genetic  developmental disorders

Abstract: Until very recently, research and practice in the field of intellectual and developmental disorders [IDDs], including autism, Down’s syndrome and Fragile X syndrome to name the most prevalent, has been guided almost exclusively by behavioural theory with a parallel disinterest and even denunciation of genetic research. However, with the advent of what has been termed the ‘New Genetics’, there has been a proliferation  of research examining the genetic and epigenetic basis of IDDs over the past decade. This seminar will examine how this work has expanded our understanding of and response to IDDs, leading  to significant insights and advances in the fields of behavioural genetics and neurocognitive development.

Kate Woodcock

Fri 28 Nov

Brenda Jansen, University of Amsterdam

Developmental research with Math Garden: A web-based application for practicing math

Kinga Morsanyi

Fri 5 Dec     

Free slot


Fri 12 Dec

Dr Donna Bryce, University of Tübingen

What can introspection tell us about attention and consciousness? Self-reported reaction times in dual-task paradigms."

Tim Fosker


From behaviour to genetics and back to behavioural phenotypes – the role of psychology in understanding genetic  developmental disorders