Research project concluded

I recently concluded a quantitative psychology dissertation which aimed to identify the strongest predictors of strength exercise frequency between perceived knowledge, actual knowledge, and self-efficacy. Once marking is completed, the final dissertation will be published here to share with research participants anyone else interested in the research. My considerable thanks again for all those who participated. Hopefully, this paper is just my opening salvo in a broad academic career ahead.

Psychology portfolio

1 June 2020

A two-way street: aligned progress in theories of cognition and neuroimaging

In the 30-year history of neuroimaging research, a reciprocal relationship between techniques – most prominently, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) – and cognitive theories has matured. These techniques test predictions on real-time neural brain activity.
1 June 2020

Human perception has a bandwidth problem

Human perception and attention are intrinsically linked cognitive processes. Perception is the process of stimuli recognition and interpretation through the five senses, while attention is the selection process of these perceptual systems (Broadbent, 1958). Mediator classifiers include psychological, cognitive and interaction effects as well as neurological impairments.
1 June 2020

Operations of cognition: understanding the Stroop effect

Almost a century ago, John Ridley Stroop, a pioneering American psychologist, identified an innate feature of human visual processing which provided breakthrough insight into how brains functions.
2 February 2020

Time to demote monoamine hypotheses of depression to a historical footnote

The monoamine hypothesis of major depressive disorder fails to account for the disorder’s complex aetiology.
29 January 2020

Evidence for individual differences in stress response

Individual stress reactivity is complex and not easily disentangled. Individual differences emerge within and across the interplay of physiological, environmental and genetic factors.