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Forthcoming EPS Research Workshops

For information about conferences organised by EPS, see Meetings.

 Invitation to attend an EPS-funded workshop: “The reflexive self”

Abertay University, Dundee, Wednesday 17th September 2014.

 

Members and colleagues are invited to attend an EPS-funded workshop on “The reflexive self” to be held at Abertay University, Dundee on Wednesday 17th September 2014. The workshop is being organised by Dr Sheila Cunningham of Abertay University.

  

The workshop will bring together multiple streams of research on self-referential cognition. A series of international experts will present data on processing biases such as perceptual salience and self-referential memory systems, neuropsychological case-studies and neuroimaging research. A poster session will provide opportunity for further research dissemination. The aims of the workshop are to integrate ideas from divergent lines of research and to promote collaborative projects.


40 places are available. There is no registration fee but places must be booked due to limited numbers. To book a place, please email Dr Sheila Cunningham at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

   

QJEP Announcements

 

Call for papers: QJEP Special Issue on episodic future thinking

 

We invite papers for a special issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology on recent advances in the study of Episodic Future Thinking, edited by Gabriel Radvansky (University of Notre Dame) and Karl Szpunar (Harvard University). The issue will address both important theoretical issues and advances as well as new insightful data that lends to the understanding and breadth of application of this phenomenon. Members interested in participating are invited to contact the guest editors. More information, including the time line, can be found on http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/pqjecfp1.pdf

  

Comments and Book Reviews


Listed below are the books that are currently available for review in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Expressions of interest regarding reviewing should be directed to Philip Quinlan (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

 

Reisberg, D. (Ed.). (2013). The Oxford handbook of cognitive psychology. Oxford, UK: OUP.

Sanz, M., Laka, I., & Tanenhaus, M. (Eds.). (2013). Language down the garden path: The cognitive and biological basis of linguistic structures. Oxford, UK: OUP.

Sarkissian, H., & Cole Wright, J. (Eds.). (2014). Advances in experimental moral psychology. Bloomsbury, London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Shook, J. R., & Solymosi, T. (Eds.). (2014). Pragmatist neurophilosophy. American philosophy and the brain. Bloomsbury, London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Sytsma, J. (Ed.). (2014). Advances in experimental philosophy of mind. Bloomsbury, London: Bloomsbury Academic.


Update to policy 

QJEP has made two changes to the existing policies. First, comments will be allowed to alleviate the problem that readers have few options to raise their concerns (or support) about an article published in QJEP. Comments are short (1000 words at most), deal with articles published in QJEP or with general issues faced by psychological researchers, and will be published at the end of an issue. Normally they will not go to reviewers but be decided upon at the Editorial level. Given our experiences at the Meetings of the Experimental Psychology Society, it is our conviction that such commentaries can become a vital and very informative part of the journal.

 

We also discovered that many readers miss the Book Reviews section, which had to be dropped a few years ago because the publication lag was becoming too long. Now that the journal has many more pages (and could further extend if needed), there is an opportunity to revitalise that part. Philip Quinlan kindly accepted to be the new Book Review Editor of the journal and readers are invited to send him suggestion of must-be-reviewed books. More importantly, readers who want to help making this section a success, are invited to send in their names as possible reviewers (please also include your subjects of expertise/interest).

 

 

Other Conference and Workshop Announcements

 

ICCM 2015

This is the second emailing for ICCM 2015 http://acs.ist.psu.edu/iccm2015/iccm-mailing-may2014.html]

 

The Third European Summer School on

'Computational Modeling of Cognition with Applications to Society' (27 July - 10 August 2014, Laufen, Germany)

This summer school is dedicated to introducing researchers to the basic techniques of computational and mathematical modelling from the ground up and in a hands-on manner.  The instructors represent a broad range of expertise and are all research leaders in their field with extensive experience in teaching of modelling.

Thanks to generous funding from the Volkswagen Foundation, the complete cost is only €150 including (a) twin share accommodation at the conference hotel from 27 July - 10 August; (b) breakfast and dinner (but not lunch).

We invite applicants from researchers at all levels (graduate students, post-docs and faculty) from anywhere in the world.  Visit http://cmss2014.org for further details and to submit an application.  Application deadline is 30 April 2014.  Enquiries can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

 

International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation (July 10-12th, 2014, San Sebastian)

As part of its wider scientific and knowledge-transfer activities, the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is delighted to announce a workshop dedicated to the mechanisms of learning and memory consolidation.

Our aim is to provide a multidisciplinary platform to discuss the processes of memory formation, with a strong emphasis on the offline neural changes leading to memory stabilization and enhancement. Our hope is to bring together researchers working on these issues at various levels of analysis, i.e., cellular, systemic and behavioural, and with data coming from humans as well as other species.

The International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation is to take place from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th of July 2014, at the Palacio Miramar in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.

Invited speakers include:

Prof. Jan Born - Universität Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Michael Hasselmo - Boston University, Massachusetts, USA

Prof. Daniel Margoliash - University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Prof. Matthew Wilson - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA

Prof. John Wixted - University of California, San Diego, USA

Important dates:

Abstract deadline (March 2nd, 2014)

Notification of abstract acceptance (March 17th, 2014)

Early registration deadline (April 9th, 2014)

Online registration deadline (June 22nd, 2014)

Conference dates (July 10-12th, 2014)

For more information, please visit our website:

http://www.bcbl.eu/events/learning/en/

We look forward to seeing you in July!

Nicolas Dumay and Doug Davidson, as organizers

 

Members' Announcements

EPS makes no representations or warranties in relation to Members' announcements

 

Invitation from the ESRC to comment on an open consultation from BIS.

 

The ESRC welcome the open consultation by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on Science and Research: proposals for long-term capital investment. Specific mentions of social science have been made in the document including references to the UK Data Service, the new Administrative Data Service and Big Data in the Social Sciences.

EPS Members may wish to ensure that their needs, including protected provision for responsive mode funding, are reflected in responses to the consultation which is of course widely addressed to the social science community.

About the consultation: The Government’s ambition is to make the UK the best place in the world to do science and research. This is why the government is making a long-term commitment to invest in science and research infrastructure. They are increasing capital investment in real terms to £1.1 billion in 2015 to 2016, growing in line with inflation each year to 2020 to 2021. This consultation seeks views on how the UK makes the most of this opportunity. The government will publish a ‘Science capital roadmap’. It will set out the long-term plan for a world-leading science and research infrastructure in the autumn and they are seeking evidence to help inform the development of this plan.

You can respond online or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

New text from Royal Society Publishing - Language in developmental and acquired disorders

Royal Society Publishing has just published Language in developmental and acquired disorders, organized and edited by Dorothy VM Bishop, Kate Nation and Karalyn Patterson. The contents can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/1eVtxla A print version is also available at the special price of £35.00. You can order online via the above web page (enter special code TB 1634 when prompted) or, alternatively, you can contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


28th International Congress of Applied Psychology

The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology will be held at The Palais des Congrès de Paris – France, from 8 to 13 July 2014. Main information:

 

Venue : Palais des congrès de Paris - France

Dates : July 8 to 13, 2014

Number of attendees : 5000

Website : www.icap2014.com

Contact : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it