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Gale, Ingenta, Proquest, CSA, and Wiley from 1999

  1. Beliefs in moral luck: When and why blame hinges on luck.

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):272 (2015) PMID 24738953

    Belief in moral luck is represented in judgements that offenders should be held accountable for intent to cause harm as well as whether or not harm occurred. Scores on a measure of moral luck beliefs predicted judgements of offenders who varied in intent and the outcomes of their actions, althou...
  2. Face gender and stereotypicality influence facial trait evaluation: Counter-stereotypical female faces are negatively evaluated.

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):186 (2015) PMID 25168952

    The facial first impressions literature has focused on trait dimensions, with less research on how social categories (like gender) may influence first impressions of faces. Yet, social psychological studies have shown the importance of categories like gender in the evaluation of behaviour. We in...
  3. On the persuadability of memory: Is changing people's memories no more than changing their minds?

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):308 (2015) PMID 24898340

    The observation of parallels between the memory distortion and persuasion literatures leads, quite logically, to the appealing notion that people can be 'persuaded' to change their memories. Indeed, numerous studies show that memory can be influenced and distorted by a variety of persuasive tact...
  4. Reflections on impact issues.

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):183 (2015) PMID 25850857

  5. Serial killers, spiders and cybersex: Social and survival information bias in the transmission of urban legends.

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):288 (2015) PMID 24975479

    This study uses urban legends to examine the effects of the social information bias and survival information bias on cultural transmission across three phases of transmission: the choose-to-receive phase, the encode-and-retrieve phase, and the choose-to-transmit phase. In line with previous rese...
  6. The magic of collective emotional intelligence in learning groups: No guys needed for the spell!

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):217 (2015) PMID 24905387

    Using a cross-lagged design, the present study tests an integrative model of emergent collective emotions in learning groups. Our results indicate that the percentage of women in the group fosters the emergence of collective emotional intelligence, which in turn stimulates social integration wit...
  7. Examining the relationships between self-efficacy, task-relevant attentional control , and task performance: Evidence from event-related brain potentials.

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):253 (2015) PMID 25220736

    Self-efficacy (SE) is a modifiable psychosocial factor related to individuals' beliefs in their capabilities to successfully complete courses of action and has been shown to be positively associated with task performance. The authors hypothesized that one means through which SE is related with i...
  8. Attention and ageing: Measuring effects of involuntary and voluntary orienting in isolation and in combination.

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):235 (2015) PMID 25040206

    The cueing paradigm provides an established method for eliciting involuntary and voluntary attention shifts. Involuntary orienting is traditionally measured with non-predictive peripheral cues and voluntary orienting with predictive central arrows. Recent studies with young adults have establish...
  9. Musical ability and non-native speech-sound processing are linked through sensitivity to pitch and spectral information.

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):349 (2015) PMID 25220831

    Is the observed link between musical ability and non-native speech-sound processing due to enhanced sensitivity to acoustic features underlying both musical and linguistic processing? To address this question, native English speakers (N = 118) discriminated Norwegian tonal contrasts and Norwegia...
  10. Wearable computing: Will it make people prosocial?

    British Journal of Psychology 106(2):209 (2015) PMID 25040108

    We recently reported that people who wear an eye tracker modify their natural looking behaviour in a prosocial manner. This change in looking behaviour represents a potential concern for researchers who wish to use eye trackers to understand the functioning of human attention. On the other hand,...