British Journal of Psychology

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

  1. Who can escape the natural number bias in rational number tasks? A study involving students and experts.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):537 (2016) PMID 26566736

    Many learners have difficulties with rational number tasks because they persistently rely on their natural number knowledge, which is not always applicable. Studies show that such a natural number bias can mislead not only children but also educated adults. It is still unclear whether and under ...
  2. Duration and numerical estimation in right brain-damaged patients with and without neglect: Lack of support for a mental time line.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):467 (2016) PMID 26395357

    Previous studies have shown that left neglect patients are impaired when they have to orient their attention leftward relative to a standard in numerical comparison tasks. This finding has been accounted for by the idea that numerical magnitudes are represented along a spatial continuum oriented...
  3. Implicit theories of online trolling: Evidence that attention-seeking conceptions are associated with increased psychological resilience.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):448 (2016) PMID 26403842

    Three studies were conducted to investigate people's conceptions of online trolls, particularly conceptions associated with psychological resilience to trolling. In Study 1, a factor analysis of participants' ratings of characteristics of online trolls found a replicable bifactor model of concep...
  4. Judging trustworthiness from faces: Emotion cues modulate trustworthiness judgments in young children.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):503 (2016) PMID 26493772

    By adulthood, people judge trustworthiness from appearances rapidly and reliably. However, we know little about these judgments in children. This novel study investigates the developmental trajectory of explicit trust judgments from faces, and the contribution made by emotion cues across age gro...
  5. Does retrieval intentionality really matter? Similarities and differences between involuntary memories and directly and generatively retrieved voluntary memories.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):519 (2016) PMID 26514399

    Theories of autobiographical memory distinguish between involuntary and voluntary retrieval as a consequence of conscious intention (i.e., wanting to remember). Another distinction can be made between direct and generative retrieval, which reflects the effort involved (i.e., trying to remember)....
  6. The influence of social and symbolic cues on observers' gaze behaviour.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):484 (2016) PMID 26582135

    Research has shown that social and symbolic cues presented in isolation and at fixation have strong effects on observers, but it is unclear how cues compare when they are presented away from fixation and embedded in natural scenes. We here compare the effects of two types of social cue (gaze and...
  7. Are synesthetes exceptional beyond their synesthetic associations? A systematic comparison of creativity, personality, cognition, and mental imagery in synesthetes and controls.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):397 (2016) PMID 26346432

    Synesthesia has historically been linked with enhanced creativity, but this had never been demonstrated in a systematically recruited sample. The current study offers a broad examination of creativity, personality, cognition, and mental imagery in a small sample of systematically recruited synes...
  8. Happiness increases distraction by auditory deviant stimuli.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):419 (2016) PMID 26302716

    Rare and unexpected changes (deviants) in an otherwise repeated stream of task-irrelevant auditory distractors (standards) capture attention and impair behavioural performance in an ongoing visual task. Recent evidence indicates that this effect is increased by sadness in a task involving neutra...
  9. Masculinities and ethnicities: Ethnic differences in drive for muscularity in British men and the negotiation of masculinity hierarchies.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):577 (2016) PMID 26592864

    Although relatively little is known about ethnic differences in men's drive for muscularity, recent theoretical developments suggest that ethnic minority men may desire greater muscularity to contest their positions of relative subordinate masculinity. This study tested this hypothesis in a samp...
  10. Changes in disengagement coping mediate changes in affect following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in a non-clinical sample.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):434 (2016) PMID 26385256

    Past research has shown that mindfulness-based interventions increase positive affect in non-clinical populations. However, the mechanisms underlying this increase are poorly understood. On the basis of previous empirical and theoretical accounts, we hypothesized that a decreased use of disengag...
  11. 'They will not control us': Ingroup positivity and belief in intergroup conspiracies.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(3):556 (2016) PMID 26511288

    This research examined the role of different forms of positive regard for the ingroup in predicting beliefs in intergroup conspiracies. Collective narcissism reflects a belief in ingroup greatness contingent on others' recognition. We hypothesized that collective narcissism should be especially ...
  12. Not looking yourself: The cost of self-selecting photographs for identity verification.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(2):359 (2016) PMID 26105729

    Photo-identification is based on the premise that photographs are representative of facial appearance. However, previous studies show that ratings of likeness vary across different photographs of the same face, suggesting that some images capture identity better than others. Two experiments were...
  13. Time-of-day variation of visuo-spatial attention.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(2):299 (2016) PMID 26248950

    Time-of-day variation of visuo-spatial attention in relation to body temperature and subjective arousal was assessed. At five different times of day, alertness, covert, and overt orienting of attention were assessed in fifteen healthy subjects. Based on previous studies reporting a tight couplin...
  14. Time and interference: Effects on working memory.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(2):239 (2016) PMID 26085338

    This study tested predictions from the time-based resource-sharing (TBRS) model with a classical verbal working memory (WM) task, where target and non-target information interfere strongly with each other. Different predictions can be formulated according to the dominant perspectives (TBRS and i...
  15. The flip side of the other-race coin: They all look different to me.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(2):374 (2016) PMID 26366460

    Poorer recognition of other-race faces than own-races faces has been attributed to a problem of discrimination (i.e., telling faces apart). The conclusion that 'they all look the same to me' is based on studies measuring the perception/memory of highly controlled stimuli, typically involving onl...
  16. In search of the 'Aha!' experience: Elucidating the emotionality of insight problem-solving.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(2):281 (2016) PMID 26184903

    Although the experience of insight has long been noted, the essence of the 'Aha!' experience, reflecting a sudden change in the brain that accompanies an insight solution, remains largely unknown. This work aimed to uncover the mystery of the 'Aha!' experience through three studies. In Study 1, ...
  17. Best friends and better coping: Facilitating psychological resilience through boys' and girls' closest friendships.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(2):338 (2016) PMID 26110231

    This is a novel investigation of whether, and how, a single close supportive friendship may facilitate psychological resilience in socio-economically vulnerable British adolescents. A total of 409 adolescents (160 boys, 245 girls, four unknown), aged between 11 and 19 years, completed self-repor...
  18. Environment learning using descriptions or navigation: The involvement of working memory in young and older adults.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(2):259 (2016) PMID 26280566

    This study examined age-related differences between young and older adults in the involvement of verbal and visuo-spatial components of working memory (WM) when paths are learned from verbal and visuo-spatial inputs. A sample of 60 young adults (20-30 years old) and 58 older adults (60-75 years ...
  19. Joint attention, shared goals, and social bonding.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(2):322 (2016) PMID 26256821 PMCID PMC4849556

    There has recently been interest in the ways in which coordinated movements encourage coactors to feel socially closer to one another, but this has generally overlooked the importance of necessary precursors to this joint action. Here we target two low-level behaviours involved in social coordin...
  20. Adolescent reading skill and engagement with digital and traditional literacies as predictors of reading comprehension.

    British Journal of Psychology 107(2):209 (2016) PMID 26094956

    This study investigates the concurrent predictors of adolescent reading comprehension (literal, inferential) for fiction and non-fiction texts. Predictors were examined from the cognitive (word identification, reading fluency), psychological (gender), and ecological (print exposure) domains. Pri...