Forthcoming EPS Research Workshops
Multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding social communication development and disorder www.socialcommunicationworkshop.com. To be held at University College London, 13 - 14 February 2017 - organiser Professor Courtenay Norbury
Recent developments in the neuroscience of symmetry perception. To be held at University of Liverpool, 9 June 2017 (with half day workshop ' Visual properties driving visual aesthetics' preceding this on 8 June 2017) - organisers Alexis Makin and Marco Bertamini
Forgetting: A forgotten issue? To be held at University of Edinburgh, 14 June 2017 - organisers Alan Baddeley and Robert Logie
Forthcoming EPS Postgraduate/Postdoctoral Workshops
Contemporary and future research into Alexithymia. To be held at King's College London, September 2017 (date to be confirmed) - organisers Hannah Hobson, Geoff Bird and Caroline Catmur
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
For information about conferences organised by EPS, see Meetings.
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:
Barker Bausell, R. (2015). The design and conduct of meaningful experiments involving human participants. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
Damon, W., & Colby, A. (2015). The power of ideals. The real story of moral choice. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
Haukioja, J. (Ed). (2015). Advances in experimental philosophy of language. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic
Hess-Biber, S. N., & Johnson, R. B. (Eds). (2015). The Oxford handbook of multimethod and mixed methods research inquiry. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
Jensen, L. A. (Ed). (2015). The Oxford handbook of human development and culture. An interdisciplinary perspective. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press
Overgaard, M. (Ed). (2015). Behavioral methods in consciousness research. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
Wagemans, J. (Ed). (2015). The Oxford handbook of perceptual organization. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
Whitney, S. N. (2016). Balanced ethics review. A guide for institutional review board members. Heidelberg, Switzerland: Springer
Willis, G. B. (2015). Analysis of the cognitive interview in questionnaire design. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press
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).
The EPS makes no representations or warranties in relation to Members' announcements.
Society for Improving Psychological Science (SIPS)
If you want to join the mailing list for the Society for Improving Psychological Science (SIPS) , you can follow this link: http://goo.gl/forms/LTYa3fI0Xjctdh2S2 by copying and pasting into your browser.
Cabinet announcement marks the end of the anti-lobbying clause (2nd December 2016), see website for full details: http://www.sciencecampaign.org.uk/news-media/press-releases.html
Readers interested in cognitive modelling might be interested in the following notes with news about ICCM16 / upcoming conferences, announcements and jobs: http://acs.ist.psu.edu/iccm2016/iccm-mailing-oct2015.html
Online Resource for Speakers
A new outreach/public engagement initiative that can be accessed by, and for, psychologists. www.speakezee.org The resource allows researchers to identify their areas of expertise and background.
Upcoming scientific meeting
Hosted by the Royal Society, London 'The origins of numerical abilities' to explore the cognitive foundations of numerical abilities in humans and other animals. Organised by Professor Brian Butterworth FBA, Professor Charles Gallistel and Professor Giorgio Vallortigara, to be held 20 - 21 February 2017. Free registration. Please see website for more details: https:/royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/02/numerical-abilities/.
ESCoP 2017 Call for Symposia
20th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP)
Potsdam, Germany 3-6 September 2017
ESCoP is pleased to announce that the 20th conference of the Society will take place in the city of Potsdam, Germany, from Sunday 3rd to Wednesday 6th September 2017. The conference of ESCoP is organised bi-annually (since 1985) and includes keynote lectures, symposia, oral and poster presentations. The organisers invite submissions from across all subfields of cognitive psychology and related disciplines (symposia submission is now open, abstract submission will open soon).
The forthcoming conference will include keynote lectures by Sian Beilock (Chicago, USA), Michael Banissy (Goldsmiths London) and Beatrice de Gelder (Maastricht, The Netherlands). It will also include an invited symposium, jointly organised with the Psychonomic Society (topic tbc), and several satellite events, including workshops on JASP and Open Sesame, on Enhancing Cognition, on Women in Cognitive Science, as well as a session on funding opportunities organised by the European Research Council. The programme will be completed by a celebratory event to reflect on the past and future of cognitive psychology in Europe (among the confirmed speakers is Alan Baddeley) and a Science Slam (more on that soon).
The conference includes regular talks and symposia. Symposia have slots of 100 minutes in which 5 speakers present top-quality research focusing on a topic of considerable interest or potential for the community.
Deadline for symposia submissions: 31st January 2017 http://www.escop2017.org/call-for-symposia.
The call for individual papers and posters will be sent out early 2017.
New text from Royal Society Publishing - Language as a multimodal phenomenon: implications for language learning, processing and evolution
Royal Society Publishing has just published Language as a multimodal phenomenon: implications for language learning, processing and evolution, compiled and edited by Gabriella Vigliocco, Pamela Perniss, Robin L. Thompson and David Vinson. This content can be accessed at http://bit.ly/PTB1651 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 1651 when prompted) or, alternatively, you can contact
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