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Altruistic and Warm-Glow Motivations: Differentiating First Time From Repeat Donors (2019)
Journal Article
Ferguson, E., & Lawrence, C. (2019). Altruistic and Warm-Glow Motivations: Differentiating First Time From Repeat Donors. TPM: Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 26(4), 639-651. https://doi.org/10.4473/TPM26.4.10

The conversion rate of 1st time donors to their 2nd and 3rd donation is low creating a significant problem to transfusion services. We hypothesise that feelings of warm-glow associated with donating blood, contribute to the differentiation between 1... Read More about Altruistic and Warm-Glow Motivations: Differentiating First Time From Repeat Donors.

A Behaviour Sequence Analysis of Young People and Gambling-Related Harm (2019)
Journal Article
Keatley, D., Parke, A., Townsend, E., Markham, C., & Clarke, D. (2019). A Behaviour Sequence Analysis of Young People and Gambling-Related Harm. Journal of Gambling Issues, 43,

Gambling is a worldwide issue that requires continued, extensive investigation. Most people have gambled at some point in their lives, and many do so without incurring problems. However, a number of individuals do experience gambling-related harm, an... Read More about A Behaviour Sequence Analysis of Young People and Gambling-Related Harm.

Frequency- and state-dependent effects of hippocampal neural disinhibition on hippocampal local field potential oscillations in anaesthetised rats (2019)
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Gwilt, M., Bauer, M., & Bast, T. (2019). Frequency- and state-dependent effects of hippocampal neural disinhibition on hippocampal local field potential oscillations in anaesthetised rats

Reduced inhibitory GABA function, so-called neural disinhibition, has been implicated in cognitive disorders, including schizophrenia and age-related cognitive decline. We previously showed in rats that hippocampal disinhibition by local microinfusio... Read More about Frequency- and state-dependent effects of hippocampal neural disinhibition on hippocampal local field potential oscillations in anaesthetised rats.

Interpreting signals in other people’s behavior to sense things about them and to infer things about their world (2019)
Journal Article
Wu, W., Sheppard, E., & Mitchell, P. (2019). Interpreting signals in other people’s behavior to sense things about them and to infer things about their world. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12513

In this article we propose a new framework for investigating how accurately and by what process people read others' minds-a process that requires perceivers to make a retrodictive inference. In this context, we discuss the value of a novel methodolog... Read More about Interpreting signals in other people’s behavior to sense things about them and to infer things about their world.

Can cartoons which depict autistic characters improve attitudes towards autistic peers? (2019)
Journal Article
Engel, C. S., & Sheppard, E. (2019). Can cartoons which depict autistic characters improve attitudes towards autistic peers?. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04318-0

This study aimed to assess the efficacy of two cartoons which depict autistic characters in improving attitudes towards autistic peers in two separate studies. Forty-six children participated in study 1 (4–7 years), and 47 children participated in st... Read More about Can cartoons which depict autistic characters improve attitudes towards autistic peers?.

Is Camouflaging Autistic Traits Associated with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours? Expanding the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide in an Undergraduate Student Sample (2019)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. A., Gould, K., Townsend, E., Pelton, M., Robertson, A. E., & Rodgers, J. (2019). Is Camouflaging Autistic Traits Associated with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours? Expanding the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide in an Undergraduate Student Sample. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04323-3

The current study explored whether people who camouflage autistic traits are more likely to experience thwarted belongingness and suicidality, as predicted by the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide (IPTS). 160 undergraduate students (86.9%... Read More about Is Camouflaging Autistic Traits Associated with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours? Expanding the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide in an Undergraduate Student Sample.

Secondary Benefits to Attentional Processing Through Intervention with an Interactive Maths App (2019)
Journal Article
Pitchford, N. J., & Outhwaite, L. A. (2019). Secondary Benefits to Attentional Processing Through Intervention with an Interactive Maths App. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02633

Previous research has shown that a specific interactive app, designed to support the development of early mathematical skills and delivered on hand-held tablets, is effective at raising mathematical attainment in young children in low-and high-income... Read More about Secondary Benefits to Attentional Processing Through Intervention with an Interactive Maths App.

Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedents and sequelae (2019)
Journal Article
McWilliams, D. F., Rahman, S., James, R., Ferguson, E., Kiely, P., Young, A., & Walsh, D. (2019). Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedents and sequelae. BMC Rheumatology, 3, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41927-019-0100-9

Background RA flares are common and disabling. They are described in terms of worsening inflammation but pain and inflammation are often discordant. To inform treatment decisions, we investigated whether inflammatory and pain flares are discrete ent... Read More about Disease Activity Flares and Pain Flares in an early rheumatoid arthritis inception cohort; characteristics, antecedents and sequelae.

Data showing regional differences in rat brain monoaminergic function (2019)
Journal Article
Nelson, A. .., & Cassaday, H. (2019). Data showing regional differences in rat brain monoaminergic function. Data in Brief, 27, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104814

Chemical neurotransmitters (such as dopamine) modulate cognitive function via ascending projections to various cortical and sub-cortical brain regions. This report describes and links to a relatively large dataset (up to N=112) compiled from control... Read More about Data showing regional differences in rat brain monoaminergic function.

Cultivating virtue in postgraduates: An empirical study of the Oxford Global Leadership Initiative (2019)
Journal Article
Brant, J., Lamb, M., Burdett, E., & Brooks, E. (2019). Cultivating virtue in postgraduates: An empirical study of the Oxford Global Leadership Initiative. Journal of Moral Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03057240.2019.1682977

Although virtue ethics has emerged as an influential ethical theory within the academy, universities have not generally taken up the practical task of virtue cultivation. Some academics even resist the effort altogether. In response, this article pre... Read More about Cultivating virtue in postgraduates: An empirical study of the Oxford Global Leadership Initiative.

A Systematic and Methodological Review of Attentional Biases in Eating Disorders: Food, Body, and Perfectionism (2019)
Journal Article
Ralph-Nearman, C., Achee, M., Lapidus, R., Stewart, J. L., & Filik, R. (2019). A Systematic and Methodological Review of Attentional Biases in Eating Disorders: Food, Body, and Perfectionism. Brain and Behavior, 9(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1458

Objective: The current systematic and methodological review aimed to critically review existing literature utilizing implicit processing, or automatic approach- and/or avoidance-related attentional biases between eating disorder (ED) and nonclinical... Read More about A Systematic and Methodological Review of Attentional Biases in Eating Disorders: Food, Body, and Perfectionism.

Dynamic Facial Models for Video-based Dimensional Affect Estimation (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Song, S., Sánchez-Lozano, E., Kumar Tellamekala, M., Shen, L., Johnston, A., & Valstar, M. (2019). Dynamic Facial Models for Video-based Dimensional Affect Estimation

Dimensional affect estimation from a face video is a challenging task, mainly due to the large number of possible facial displays made up of a set of behaviour primitives including facial muscle actions. The displays vary not only in composition but... Read More about Dynamic Facial Models for Video-based Dimensional Affect Estimation.

Effects of childhood trauma, daily stress, and emotions on daily cortisol levels in individuals vulnerable to suicide. (2019)
Journal Article
O'Connor, R. C., O'Carroll, R. E., O'Connor, D. B., Branley-Bell, D., Green, J. A., & Ferguson, E. (2019). Effects of childhood trauma, daily stress, and emotions on daily cortisol levels in individuals vulnerable to suicide. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(1), 92-107. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000482

Objectives: Suicide is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity, as measured by cortisol levels, has been identified as one potential risk factor. Evidence has indicated that childhood trauma i... Read More about Effects of childhood trauma, daily stress, and emotions on daily cortisol levels in individuals vulnerable to suicide..

Mortality in children and adolescents who present to hospital following non-fatal self-harm: an observational cohort study based on the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England (2019)
Journal Article
Hawton, K., Bale, L., Brand, F., Townsend, E., Ness, J., Waters, K., …Geulayov, G. (in press). Mortality in children and adolescents who present to hospital following non-fatal self-harm: an observational cohort study based on the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health,

Background Self-harm and suicide in children and adolescents are both growing problems, with self-harm associated with a significant risk of subsequent death, particularly suicide. Long-term follow-up studies are necessary to examine the extent and... Read More about Mortality in children and adolescents who present to hospital following non-fatal self-harm: an observational cohort study based on the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England.

Intraperitoneal 8-OH-DPAT reduces competition from contextual but not discrete conditioning cues (2019)
Journal Article
Cassaday, H., & Thur, K. (2019). Intraperitoneal 8-OH-DPAT reduces competition from contextual but not discrete conditioning cues. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 187, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbb.2019.172797

The effects of the serotonergic (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) agonist 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT; 0.2 and 0.4 mg/kg i.p.) were examined in trace conditioning (Experiment 1) and overshadowing (Experiment 2) procedures. Both experi... Read More about Intraperitoneal 8-OH-DPAT reduces competition from contextual but not discrete conditioning cues.

EMD386088 (5 mg/kg) has no effect on latent inhibition shown to both light and noise stimuli (2019)
Journal Article
Cassaday, H. J., & Thur, K. E. (2019). EMD386088 (5 mg/kg) has no effect on latent inhibition shown to both light and noise stimuli. Journal of Psychopharmacology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881119882855

Activation of 5-HT6 receptors stimulates attentional switching and 5-HT6 receptor antagonists are putative drugs for psychosis. Latent inhibition (LI) provides a pre-clinical model of attentional switching and ‘antipsychotic-like’ action and is known... Read More about EMD386088 (5 mg/kg) has no effect on latent inhibition shown to both light and noise stimuli.