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Face for all seasons

Fhionna Moore

Fhionna Moore of the School of Psychology and colleagues published a paper in Frontiers in Neuroscience (A face for all seasons: Searching for context-specific leadership traits and discovering a general preference for perceived health). The study tested the “attractiveness halo effect”, in which attractive individuals are attributed with positive traits, in leadership preferences. While controlling for facial attr...

Psychology Open Day Sat 27th Sept

The School of Psychology will be having an open day on Saturday 27th Sept 2014. Staff and students will be at hand to answer questions and give potential students and their families an insight into the discipline and the degree. This is a great opportunity to visit and find out more about the School and the University. "Psychology is a fantastic degree as it provides students with a wealth of knowledge about human behaviour a...

Nick Hopkins publishes paper - How long was that?

In 2013, Nick Hopkins and his colleagues published a paper in Psychological Science showing a novel effect: estimates for how long a sound lasted were affected by the social meaning attributed to the sound. Nick and his colleagues have just published another paper exploring the mechanisms underlying this effect. Writing in the journal "Timing and Time Perception" (Srinivasan, et al., 2014), they report a study that replicates ...