University of Bath

Department of Psychology seminars 2017-18

See the schedule of seminars taking place in the Department of Psychology.

Exterior view of the new Psychology Building in 10 West
Seminars cover a wide range of psychology topics

October 2017

Wednesday 4 October

Genetic, behavioural and cognitive mechanisms underpinning the association between mother and offspring mental health problems

Speaker: Dr Rebecca Pearson (University of Bristol)

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 8 West 2.20

Wednesday 18 October

Instilling scientific rigour at the grassroots: A Consortium approach for student projects

Speaker: Dr Kate Button

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 10 West 2.47

Friday 20 October

Workshop: Changing attitudes in public discourse

Speakers: Professor Greg Maio (University of Bath) and Professor Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University)

Time: 1.15 to 3.20pm

Venue: 10 West 2.47

November 2017

Wednesday 1 November

Inaugural Lecture: Are friends electric? Autism in a digital world

Speaker: Professor Mark Brosnan

Time: 4.00 to 5.15pm

Venue: 10 West 2.47

Wednesday 15 November

Where is my pain? Neuropsychological investigations of the spatial perception of pain

Speaker: Professor Valéry Legrain (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Time: 12.15 to 2.15pm

Venue: 8 West 2.20

Friday 24 November

Audiobrush: a new way to study and improve spatial memory through sounds

Speaker: Walter Setti (Italian Institute of Technology)

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 10 West 2.47

Wednesday 29 November

Self-other mergence: the influence that others exert on our brains

Speaker: Professor Matthew Rushworth (University of Oxford)

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 8 West 2.20

December 2017

Wednesday 13 November

The autism gift? Cognitive skills and their practical application in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Speaker: Dr Anna Remington (University College London)

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 10 West 2.45/46

February 2018

Wednesday 7 February

Not just a poke: Pediatric procedural pain and fear

Speaker: Dr Meghan McMurtry (University of Guelph in Canada)

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 10 West 2.45/46

Wednesday 21 February

MVO (materialistic value orientation): A psychological, social, and environmental toxin?

Speaker: Dr Helga Dittmar (University of Sussex)

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 10 West 2.47

Wednesday 28 February

Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR) annual lecture: Are two heads better than one?

Speakers: Dame Uta Frith and Professor Christopher Frith

Time: 5.00 to 6.00pm

Venue: 10 West 2.47

March 2018

Wednesday 7 March

Perception, action and decision making

Speaker: Dr Petra Vetter (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 10 West 2.45/46

Wednesday 21 March

Loss of control and heavy drinking

Speaker: Dr Andy Jones (University of Liverpool)

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 10 West 2.47

April 2018

Wednesday 18 April

What is it about me? The power of self-relevance

Speaker: Professor Neil MacCrae (University of Aberdeen)

Time: 12.05 to 2.05pm

Venue: 10 West 2.47

May 2018

Wednesday 2 May

Long term outcomes associated with atypical language

Speaker: Professor Nicola Botting (City, University of London)

Time: 12.15 to 2.05pm

Venue: 10 West 2.47

Wednesday 16 May

Habit persistence

Speaker: Professor Wendy Wood (University of Southern California)

Time: 2.15 to 3.00pm

Venue: 10 West 2.45/6

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June 2018

Wednesday 13 June

Passion in American politics: What happens when citizens become deeply committed to pressuring Government on a policy issue

Speaker: Jon Krosnick (Stanford University)

Time: 12.45 to 13.45pm

Venue: 10 West 2.45/6

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Wednesday 27 June

Socio-temporal appraisal: How police and protest divide opinion and feeling

Speaker: Professor Colin Wayne Leach (University of Connecticut)

Time: 12.15pm

Venue: 8 West 2.11