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Psychology lecturer awarded EPS grant

 

Dr Catherine Thompson has been awarded a Small Research GranExperimental Psychology Society grantt from the Experimental Psychology Society to investigate “The effects of emotion and demand on the Attentional Blink”.

Effective allocation of attentional resources is vital to the successful completion of any task and the research will explore how visual attention may be limited under demanding and emotional situations (conditions common to a range of tasks). The study is part of a larger body of work that aims to demonstrate how cognitive performance can be influenced by factors such as work related stress and anxiety. Catherine will be working on the project with her Research Assistant, Danila Ranieri, who previously studied Psychology to post-graduate level at La Sapienza University in Rome.


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Psychology Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship

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Robert Bendall from the Directorate of Psychology & Public Health has recently been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship. The Scholarship aims to develop promising early career researchers and the project – Individual differences in emotional processing and their impact on the relationship between emotion and cognition, will build upon recent work in the area of emotion science. Robert is looking forward to working with his mentor Dr Catherine Thompson and is very grateful for her support. The findings of the project will be presented at the European Society for Cognitive Psychology Conference.

Recent publications can be accessed from the following links –

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Bendall

Frontiers: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00529/full

SEEK: http://www.seek.salford.ac.uk/profiles/RCA%20BENDALL.jsp


The Impact of Emotion on Attentional Processing

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The way in which we allocate attention to our surroundings has a significant impact on our ability to perform well in any given task, and anything that limits attention can have serious consequences. Researchers from Psychology have been investigating the impact of emotion on attention and they have recently been awarded funding from the British Psychological Society (BPS) to pursue this work.

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Constructing the Science of Social Interaction using Virtual Reality

From 12th-13th July 2016 the second Virtual Social Interaction workshop will be held at MediaCity, Manchester.  Co-organised by University of Salford, Goldsmiths University of London and University College London, the workshop will showcase new methods and theories in social interaction, with talks from 8 international speakers and c. 20 Posters.

Attracting an audience of international researchers from the fields of Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience Computer Science and Digital Technologies the workshop will highlight work towards a scientific understanding of how people interact.

Early Bird registration ends on 30th May and entry provides access to talks and posters, full catering on both days and an evening wine and poster reception. Register here: http://shop.salford.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=270&prodvarid=245

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