ESCoP Related Issues
Dear ESCoP Members,
this is the last newsletter in this academic year. We will return at the end of August with news about voting results for the new ESCoP Executive Committee members.
We wish you a good summer!
Conferences and workshops
14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
More details to be announced.
Calls for papers
Emotional collectives: How groups shape emotions and emotions shape groups.
Guest Editors: Gerben A. Van Kleef (University of Amsterdam) and Agneta Fischer (University of Amsterdam).
The focus of the special issue will be on intragroup (as opposed to intergroup) processes. The core questions that we aim to address are: 1. How group-level phenomena shape the emergence of emotions in groups; 2. How the expression and regulation of emotions in groups is shaped by group-level cognitions, values, and expectations (e.g., display rules, emotional culture); 3. How emotional expressions are recognized, decoded, and interpreted in group settings; 4. How the emotional expressions of group members influence fellow group members' emotions, cognitions, and behavior.
Submission deadline: 31 August 2014
Research topic in Frontiers in Psychology
Dynamic of sensory-motor interactions in embodied cognition
The present research topic focuses on the dynamic relationship between present and absent sensory-motor components across perception, memory, action and emotion in a grounded cognition perspective. This research topic aims 1) to demonstrate the validity of the embodied cognition theories 2) to highlight the dynamic of emergence of conceptual knowledge, action and emotion 3) to provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art theoretical explanation and/or models and 4) to explore the neural underpinnings of these dynamics. We encourage original research articles, reviews, theory articles, meta-analysis, methodological articles, and brief commentaries/opinion. Experimental and theoretical contributions from behavioural, neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies are welcomed.
Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2014
Full article submission deadline: 30 November 2014
General call for papers for a new journal: Decision
Decision is a multidisciplinary research journal focused on a theoretical understanding of neural, cognitive, social, and economic aspects of judgment and decision-making behavior. The journal will publish articles that present new theory or new empirical research addressing theoretical issues or both. To achieve this goal, Decision will publish three types of articles: long articles that make major theoretical contributions, shorter articles that make major empirical contributions, and brief review articles that target rapidly rising trends or new topics in decision making.
The CoActions lab, headed by Etienne Olivier, is hiring a postdoctoral researcher to work on the brain mechanisms of attentional effort by means of pharmacological functional imagery and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Requirements: Recent PhD in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering). Experience with brain imaging. Especially, knowledge of magnetic resonance spectroscopy would be appreciated. Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB). International Mobility (stay in Belgium shorter than two years over the last 3 years), The work will be done in collaboration with Dr. Alexandre Zénon, Senior research associate in the. For further detail and application, please contact Dr. Alexandre Zénon (by email to email@example.com) including a current CV, a cover letter outlining your research interests and two letters of reference.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Learning Sciences Institute, Arizona State University
The Learning Sciences Institute at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Science of Learning and Educational Technologies (SoLET) Laboratory. The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to projects that explore the optimal implementation and combination of features within intelligent tutoring systems and game-based learning environments. The candidate will be involved in conducting experimental and classroom studies, with tasks including experimental design, materials and game development, data analysis, data mining, personnel management, and participant recruitment. The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree in cognitive psychology, learning sciences, education, educational technology, or in a related field within the past four years. The candidate should be proficient and have a solid background in quantitative and experimental methodology and a solid record of refereed publications.
Review of applicants begins June 2, 2014 until the position is filled.
Research Fellow - Neuropsychology
Auckland, New Zealand
The University of Auckland School of Psychology, in collaboration with the Centre for Brain Research within the School of Medical Sciences, is seeking applications for two (2) Research Fellows to carry out research on the neurodevelopment of human learning and educational remediation. The position would suit applicants with a background in developmental psychology, educational psychology, education, or cognitive neuroscience. Experience in the use of behavioural and/or neural measures of cognition and learning in children is recommended and an interest in the learning needs of children with neurodevelopmental disorders is essential. Applicants must have completed a PhD and have a track record of relevant published papers.
Lectureship in Psychology, Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges in the University of London and one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions, having joined the Russell Group in 2012. We are in the midst of a 5-year program of recruitment to invest in the acknowledged strengths in the school and advance its areas of internationally competitive activity. The Division of Biological and Experimental Psychology is one of these focal areas, having been founded in 2008 and now comprising 13 permanent academics. The Division emphasizes a biological approach to psychology, integrating both human and animal studies to probe the mechanisms of cognition, perception, communication, decision-making, social networks and resilience. We are now seeking an ambitious research-driven scientist with a strong track record of research outputs and potential for funding, to complement our group and join the Division at the lecturer or senior lecturer level. Area of research is open but applications from candidates probing molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms contributing to behaviour or cognition are particularly encouraged. Research may focus on either humans or animal models, but an interest in bridging between the two is valuable.
Research Associate, Department of Psychology
Lab research focuses on topics in high-level vision such as face, object, motion and scene perception, investigated with behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (including fMRI, diffusion imaging, and MEG), and leveraging analysis methods that utilize machine learning and modeling. A successful candidate will assist with all aspects of research in the lab, from experiment programming, data collection, data analysis, and publication. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting with programming in Psychophysics Toolbox, generation of stimuli including 3D graphics and animations, recruiting participants and collecting behavioral data, assisting with fMRI data collection and processing, helping maintain and organize lab resources such as computers/software and data, and administrative management of the lab including IRB forms and participant payment.