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New pre-print: brief review paper on grounded cognitive processes in desire

The pre-print is available here.    

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Chapter Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology available

It was a great pleasure to join an impressive line-up of participants and speakers at the 21st Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology in Visegrad, Hungary, in July!  A wonderful, diverse group of very passionate researchers, all strongly committed to using … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Teya Daneva and Gintare Semyte

Congratulations to Teya and Gintare, who have each received an Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship from the Carnegie Trust, in collaboration with the Barsalou Lab.  Both will join us for 6 weeks in June and July 2019, to study food labels and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Tess Davis and Amy Rodger

Congratulations to Tess Davis (Psychology, University of Edinburgh) and Amy Rodger (University of Glasgow) who have been awarded an SGSSS Scholarship to join our lab for their fully funded PhD studies! Tess will complete a 3-year PhD program to study … Continue reading

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New fully funded PhD studentship on building healthy habits

We are offering a fully funded PhD studentship to begin in October 2019, on a project examining how healthy habits (for drinking water) can be built using goal priming, in collaboration with Danone Research.  You can join us either with … Continue reading

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New fully funded PhD studentship on sustainable food choices

We are offering a fully funded PhD studentship to begin in October 2019, on a project examining how to use language to promote sustainable food choices.  You can join us either with an excellent BSc degree for a 1+3 program … Continue reading

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Pre-print on the portion-size effect for drinks among children

We’ve posted an OSF pre-print of a recent paper which shows that children display a clear portion-size effect for SSB’s and water, and the latter is especially pronounced for children from higher SES families.  You can find it here. Children’s … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic status and the portion size effect

A pre-print is now available from OSF on our research showing that the portion size effect for energy-dense food is especially pronounced among people from more deprived backgrounds.  

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Congratulations to dr Keesman!

On March 16, Mike Keesman defended his dissertation on “Observing the mind instead of acting on it” at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.  Congratulations to Mike on an excellent piece of work and defense!

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Now hiring: Postdoctoral researcher

Research Assistant/Associate We invite applications for a 3-year ESRC-funded Postdoc position with Dr Esther Papies, The Psychology of Sugary Drinks: The role of consumption and reward simulations. The project aims to both establish underlying cognitive mechanisms contributing to the motivation … Continue reading

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