+44 (0)20 7919 7874
+44 (0)20 7919 7873
Room 200/4 Whitehead Building,
Department of Psychology,
Goldsmiths, University of London,
New Cross, SE14 6NW
Personality theory; psychometrics and personality assessment; mood induction and cognition; emotion regulation; decision-making; problem gambling.
Programme Director for the MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology and Health Services
For more information visit: http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/msc-clinical-psychology-health-services/
My research interests are broadly located within the areas of personality and emotion. My research in personality has primarily focused on developing an understanding of the biological basis of primary personality traits and using advanced measurement models, namely Item Response Theory, to develop and improve self-report measures of these personality traits. I have also been interested in the interaction between personality traits and mood states in effects on the processing of affect-laden stimuli and creative problem solving.
Some examples of current projects include the following:
1) In collaboration with others at Goldsmiths, we are examining the neural and genetic basis of reward processing and how this relates to personality traits such as extraversion and impulsivity. We are also focusing on how these measures correlate with existing psychometric and behavioural measures of these relevant personality traits.
2) In collaboration with a group at Swansea University, I am currently working on developing a new self-report tool for personality traits relevant to Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST). This measurement tool is currently in the pilot stages.
3) I have a series of ongoing projects examining how personality traits such as extraversion and neuroticism interact with mood states to influence various measures of executive functioning and problem solving. For example, a series of projects are currently investigating how mood and personality influence performance on insight versus incremental problem solving tasks.
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7919 7171
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