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    Researchers discuss their work with the public

Research seminars

These seminars are open to all students, staff, and the public. They run from 1pm - 2pm in room 1L04, Agriculture Building, unless otherwise stated.

Following the seminar, refreshments are available and an opportunity to meet with the speaker in Harry Pitt room GS01, next to Psychology Clinical Language Sciences reception.


Professor Tobias Kalenscher (University of Dusseldorf)

To give or not to take - framing effects boost generosity during social discounting."

Introducer: Dr Dan Jones (


Dr Netta Weinstein (Cardiff University)

Netta's work is grounded in social psychology but very interdisciplinary, pertaining to many applied fields (clinical, environment, health, education, etc.) and very creative. She has just received an ERC starting grant on 'Autonomy in a Relational World'.

Introducer: Professor Kou Murayama (


Associate Professor Henry Yeomans (University of Leeds)

Henry's research focuses on the manner through which certain forms of behavior come to be understood as a problematic and the various means, legal or otherwise, through which attempts are made to regulate these 'problem' behaviours. Much of his work to date has investigated these processes historically and in reference to alcohol.

Introducer: Dr Daniel Lamport (


Associate Professor Sonia Bishop (University of California, Berkeley)

"Dimensions of tuning to real-world emotional faces and emotional natural images within occipital-temporal cortex."

Introducer: Professor Bhisma Chakrabarti(


Dr Michael Smith (Northumbria University)

Michael's current research programmes relate to the investigation of: psychological functioning in Type 2 diabetes, psychosocial predictors of sexual health, and the interplay between personality, stress and physical health.

Introducer: Dr Daniel Lamport (


Professor Azzurra Ruggeri (Max Planck Institute for Human Development; Berlin)

Azzurra's research interests focus on how children and adults actively search for information when making decisions, drawing causal interferences and solving categorization tasks.

Introducer: Professor Kou Murayama (

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