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How accurately can other people infer your thoughts -- and does culture matter? (2017)
Journal Article
Valanides, C., Sheppard, E., & Mitchell, P. (in press). How accurately can other people infer your thoughts -- and does culture matter?. PLoS ONE, 12(11), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187586

This research investigated how accurately people infer what others are thinking after observing a brief sample of their behaviour and whether culture/similarity is a relevant factor. Target participants (14 British and 14 Mediterraneans) were cued to... Read More about How accurately can other people infer your thoughts -- and does culture matter?.

Judging personality from a brief sample of behaviour: detecting where others stand on trait continua (2017)
Journal Article
Wu, W., Sheppard, E., & Mitchell, P. (in press). Judging personality from a brief sample of behaviour: detecting where others stand on trait continua. European Journal of Personality, 31(6), doi:10.1002/per.2116

Trait inferences occur routinely and rapidly during social interaction, sometimes based on scant or fleeting information. In this research, participants (perceivers) made inferences of targets’ big-five traits after briefly watching or listening to a... Read More about Judging personality from a brief sample of behaviour: detecting where others stand on trait continua.

The effect of lighting conditions and use of headlights on drivers’ perception and appraisal of approaching vehicles at junctions (2017)
Journal Article
Lee, Y. M., & Sheppard, E. (2018). The effect of lighting conditions and use of headlights on drivers’ perception and appraisal of approaching vehicles at junctions. Ergonomics, 61(3), doi:10.1080/00140139.2017.1364790

Use of Daytime Running Lights (DRL) is mandatory in many countries for motorcycles, and in some for cars. However, in developing countries DRLs may be optional or compliance low. The effect of car or motorcycle headlights and lighting conditions on M... Read More about The effect of lighting conditions and use of headlights on drivers’ perception and appraisal of approaching vehicles at junctions.


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