Psychology seminars

Research Seminar Series, Spring 2020-21

Welcome to our Spring Seminar Series 2020-21

All seminars will take place on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 7, The Diamond, starting at 12.00pm and concluding by 12.50pm or shortly afterwards unless otherwise indicated.

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The seminar programme found below can be downloaded from this page (please see the 'Downloads' box to the right hand side) or by contacting the psychology administration office on

Speaker Institution Title Host

Dr Daniel Baker

University of York, UK How many trials should I run? Taking measurement precision into account when designing high-powered experiments Dr Tom Stafford
28/02/20 Dr Benjamin Vincent University of Dundee, UK Does delay discounting really relate to Body Mass Index? Dr Tom Stafford
28/02/20 Professor Elizabeth Milne University of Sheffield, UK

Inaugural Lecture: Sensory Issues and Variability in the Autism Spectrum

Firth Hall, University of Sheffield

This is a free ticketed event. You can register to attend at:

06/03/20 Dr Martin Smith York St John University, UK Understanding the destructiveness of perfectionism Dr Fuschia Sirios
13/03/20 Dr Jenny Paterson Northumbria University, UK When Harry met Meghan (got married and had a baby): how hypodescent moderates the intergroup impacts of high profile multiracial events Dr Chantelle Wood
20/03/20 Dr Maria Herrojo Ruiz Goldsmiths University of London, UK Neuro-computational mechanisms underlying the effects of anxiety on biased decision-making and motor learning processes Dr Robert Schmidt
27/03/20 Dr Nicholas Troop University of Hertfordshire, UK To be confirmed Dr Fuschia Sirios
03/04/20 Dr Candice Morey Cardiff University, UK A proactive shift in memory development? Dr Claudia von Bastian
01/05/20 Professor Ingmar Franken Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands The role of cognitive control in substance use and aggressive behaviour Professor Matt Field
15/05/20 Dr Meesha Warmington University of Sheffield, UK

The Bilingual Advantage: Does it Exist?               Dr Kirsten Bartlett