Personality profile of child synaesthetes
Rinaldi, L., Smees, R., Carmichael, D., & Simner, J. (2020)
Personality profile of child synaesthetes. Frontiers in Bioscience, 12, 162-182
Previous research into personality and synaesthesia has focused on adult populations and yielded mixed results. One particular challenge has been to distinguish traits associa...
The Rivers Centre in Scotland: An Attachment‐Based Service Model for People With Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Fyvie, C., Easton, P., Moreton, G., McKeever, J., & Karatzias, T. (2019)
The Rivers Centre in Scotland: An Attachment‐Based Service Model for People With Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 32(6), 864-869. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22458
The Rivers Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom) operated for nearly 20 years as a traditional specialist trauma service, delivering psychological therapies to an adu...
Learning in colour: children with grapheme-colour synaesthesia show cognitive benefits in vocabulary and self-evaluated reading
Smees, R., Hughes, J., Carmichael, D. A., & Simner, J. (2019)
Learning in colour: children with grapheme-colour synaesthesia show cognitive benefits in vocabulary and self-evaluated reading. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 374(1787), https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0348
Cognitive benefits associated with grapheme-colour synaesthesia in adults are well documented, but far less is known about whether such benefits might arise in synaesthetes as...
The relationship between creativity and attention in adults
Carruthers, L., MacLean, R., & Willis, A. (2018)
The relationship between creativity and attention in adults. Creativity Research Journal, 30(4), 370-379
Creativity is a valuable attribute that involves the generation of original ideas; attention is a vital function that facilitates information selection. There is some evidence...
The impact of external facial features on the construction of facial composites
Brown, C., Portch, E., Skelton, F. C., Fodarella, C., Kuivaniemi-Smith, H., Herold, K., …Frowd, C. D. (2019)
The impact of external facial features on the construction of facial composites. Ergonomics, 62(4), 575-592. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2018.1556816
Witnesses may construct a composite face of a perpetrator using a computerised interface. Police practitioners guide witnesses through this unusual process, the goal being to ...
Worry is associated with inefficient functional activity and connectivity in prefrontal and cingulate cortices during emotional interference.
Barker, H., Munro, J., Orlov, N., Morgenroth, E., Moser, J., Eysenck, M. W., & Allen, P. (2018)
Worry is associated with inefficient functional activity and connectivity in prefrontal and cingulate cortices during emotional interference. Brain and Behavior, 8(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1137
Anxiety is known to impair attentional control particularly when Task demands are high. Neuroimaging studies generally support these behavioral findings, reportin...
Hyper and hypo-activation affective dysregulation symptoms are integral in complex PTSD (CPTSD): Results from a non-clinical Israeli sample
Karatzias, T., Hyland, P., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shevlin, M. (2018)
Hyper and hypo-activation affective dysregulation symptoms are integral in complex PTSD (CPTSD): Results from a non-clinical Israeli sample. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 27(4), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1745
Objectives: The current study sought to further assess the nature of the Affect Dysregulation (AD) cluster of the ICD-11 proposal for Complex PTSD (CPTSD) in a non-clinical sa...
The paranoia as defence model of persecutory delusions: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Murphy, P., Bentall, R. P., Freeman, D., O'Rourke, S., & Hutton, P. (2018)
The paranoia as defence model of persecutory delusions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry, 5(11), 913-929. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366%2818%2930339-0
An influential psychological model of persecutory delusions proposed they are caused by a bias towards holding others responsible for negative events, which serves ...
Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique
Cortazzi, M., Pilcher, N., & Jin, L. (2018)
Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique. Qualitative Report, 23(10),
Qualitative researchers draw on multiple, creative ways to elicit participant narratives. Our previous use of playing researcher-selected music to participants to elicit narra...
Decision science: a new hope
Curley, L. J., Maclean, R., Murray, J., & Laybourn, P. (2019)
Decision science: a new hope. Psychological Reports, 122(6), 2417-2439. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294118797579
Decision science is an area of enquiry that crosses many disciplines, from psychology to economics, each with their own perspective of decision making. Traditionally, mathemat...