Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.

ESCoP Related Issues

ESCoP News

ESCoP Early Career Publication Award
Call for nominations

The ESCoP Early Career Publication Award (€1000) is an award for the best article accepted for publication in 2014, while the applicant was a PhD student, or within a year of receipt of the PhD. The applicant has to be the first author of the article and a member of ESCoP. Authors should send a copy of the publication, the date of acceptance, and the date on which they got their PhD (if applicable) to the ESCoP Secretary, Michal Wierzchon. Applications should be sent before the 1st of May 2015. A jury of three members nominated by the ESCoP Committee will choose the winner before the 31st of July 2015. Only one submission per person will be considered.

Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Volume 27, Issue 3, May 2015 contains the following articles:

Lending a hand to signed language acquisition: Enactment and iconicity enhance sign recall in hearing adult American Sign Language learners
Laura M. Morett
Pages: 251-276
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.999684

The distractor frequency effect in the colour-naming Stroop task: An overt naming event-related potential study
Eduardo Navarrete, Paola Sessa, Francesca Peressotti & Roberto Dell'Acqua
Pages: 277-289
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.1002786

Bidirectional associations of power and size in a priming task
Xiaoling He, Jun Chen, Entao Zhang & Jianan Li
Pages: 290-300
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.996155

Evidence of fast and automatic gender bias in affective priming
Alice Villepoux, Nicolas Vermeulen, Paula Niedenthal & Martial Mermillod
Pages: 301-309
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.1000919

The effect of different methods to construct non-symbolic stimuli in numerosity estimation and comparison
Karolien Smets, Delphine Sasanguie, Dénes Szücs & Bert Reynvoet
Pages: 310-325
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.996568

Operator and operand preview effects in simple addition and multiplication: A comparison of Canadian and Chinese adults
Yalin Chen & Jamie I. D. Campbell
Pages: 326-334
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.999685

How effective is retrieval support for witnesses with different levels of working and source memory?
Alana C. Krix, Melanie Sauerland, Harald Merckelbach, Fiona Gabbert & Lorraine Hope
Pages: 335-348
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2014.1003219

Trait psychopathy and utilitarian moral judgement: The mediating role of action aversion
Indrajeet Patil
Pages: 349-366
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2015.1004334

The online processing of only if and even if conditional statements: Implications for mental models
Likan Zhan, Stephen Crain & Peng Zhou
Pages: 367-379
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2015.1016527

Other news

Conference news

Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems
28-31 May 2015
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The goal of the Conference is to bring together researchers with an interest in building cognitive systems that are distinguished by a focus on high-level cognition and decision making, a reliance on rich, structured representations, a systems-level perspective, the use of heuristics to handle complexity, and incorporation of insights about human thinking. The meeting provides a venue for dissemination of research results pertaining to the original, yet unanswered, question of Artificial Intelligence: how to produce computational artefacts that reproduce a broad range of human cognitive abilities. The main conference will be held on 29-31 May and related workshops including the student workshop and a Goal Reasoning workshop will be held on the 28th of May. An independent workshop on Computational Models of Narrative will be co-located with the conference.
Early registration deadline: 8 May 2015

Seventh Conference on Linguistics and Cognition
9-11 August 2015
João Pessoa, Brazil
The conference is a partner event to the 7th Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics. The goal of the meeting is to articulate research and studies in Cognitive Linguistics and other fields of knowledge dedicated to human cognition to the perspectives of Health Sciences, especially with the Neurosciences of Social and Education Sciences and Information Technology.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2015
Early registration deadline: 15 June 2015

International Summer School on Theories and Methods in Judgment and Decision Making Research
9-15 August 2015
Schwarzenbruck, Germany
The one-week Summer School includes keynote lectures, intensive workshops, and a panel discussion on theory building in psychology. The summer school focuses particularly on methodological innovations. Workshops on the following topics are provided: Process tracing techniques (Joseph G. Johnson, Miami University), Applied diffusion model analysis (Andreas Voß, University of Heidelberg), Multinomial processing tree models in JDM research (Edgar Erdfelder, University of Mannheim, and Benjamin E. Hilbig, University of Koblenz-Landau), and Spreading activation network models (Andreas Glöckner and Marc Jekel, University of Göttingen). Keynote lectures will be provided by: Adele Diederich (Jacobs University Bremen), Ido Erev (Technion Haifa), Jan de Houwer (Ghent University), and Benjamin Newell (University of New South Wales, Australia).
Application deadline: 17 May 2015

Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
17-22 August 2015
Manchester, UK
The European Society for the Cognitive Science of Music supports and promotes empirical and theoretical research from a wide range of disciplines. These include aesthetics, anthropology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, composition, education, health and wellbeing, linguistics, music theory, music therapy, neuroscience, performance studies, philosophy, psychoacoustics, psychology and psychophysics. We expect the research to be disseminated at the Ninth Triennial Conference to be new and unpublished, and to have the potential for contributing to a better understanding of how music is perceived, represented and generated.
Full papers submission deadline: 15 May 2015
Presenters and early registration deadline: 1 May 2015

European Conference on Visual Perception
23-27 August 2015
Liverpool, UK
The European Conference on Visual Perception is an annual meeting devoted to the scientific study of vision, particularly visual perception and multisensory processes related to vision. Recently attracting between 700-1000 participants from across Europe, North America and the Asian-Pacific region, ECVP is now one of the largest international conferences in the field. The meeting consists of talks and posters, which are filled through an open call for papers. Submissions are encouraged from scientists at all levels, whether established, early career, or students. Abstracts are peer reviewed and, if accepted, are published in the journal Perception.
Abstract submission deadline: 1 April 2015
Early registration deadline: 7 April 2015

International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
5-8 May 2016
Granada, Spain
The Psychonomic Society and its members perform and promote the basic science of behaviour in areas such as memory, learning, problem solving, action planning, language, and perception that connect with other fields of research. The 2nd International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society is promising to be an exciting meeting with John Duncan, Judith Kroll, Eleanor Maguire and Eldar Shafir confirmed as keynote speakers. It is planned that the Granada meeting will be the start of more regular international conferences to be held around the world in future years in co-operation with other national and international scholarly societies focused on experimental psychology.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2015
Early registration deadline: 1 March 2016

Job offers

Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, Liverpool Hope University, UK
We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding reputation to inspire, motivate and lead colleagues in their research and teaching. The appointed candidate will have an excellent research record at an international level and be able to lead the further development of a strong research culture within the Department and the Faculty, which will include guiding and promoting the research of others. The person appointed to this post will need to have an academic profile appropriate to hold the title of Professor at the University. We are particularly looking for a candidate with research expertise in areas of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience that complement the existing research focus in the Department and with an established track record of attracting research funding. The deadline for applications is the 17th of April 2015.
More information

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology, Westfield State College, USA
The Psychology Department at Westfield State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Cognitive Psychology. Pending funding, this tenure-track position will be effective on the 1st of September 2015 or on the 1st of January 2016. Area of specialisation is open, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in cognitive neuroscience, perception, or gerontology. The successful candidate will be able to teach Cognition, Sensation & Perception, Research Methods I and II, Introduction to Psychology, and classes in her/his area of expertise. Review of applications will begin on the 6th of March 2015, but will be on-going and continue until the position is filled. A doctorate in psychology or related field is required.
More information 

Faculty Position in Cognitive Psychology, Ashoka University, New Delhi, India
Ashoka University is seeking candidates for full-time faculty positions in social, developmental, and cognitive psychology. These three positions are open to candidates at any level – assistant, associate, and full professor. Successful candidates are expected to have a commitment to teaching excellence and to research productivity in psychological science. The faculty hired will help shape the Psychology department at India’s premier liberal arts university in addition to offering basic courses (e.g., introductory psychology, statistics, research methods), and teaching upper-level courses in their areas of expertise. Ashoka is an English-speaking, world-class university in Delhi NCR with students who are comparable to the best anywhere. Pay and research support are unparalleled in India. To apply, submit a cover letter, vita, teaching statement, research statement, a sample publication, and three references through the application portal. For inquiries, contact Neil Lutsky, Visiting Professor of Psychology.

Post-doctoral Position in Visual Perception/Cognition, University of Arizona, USA
The Peterson Lab at the University of Arizona seeks a postdoctoral fellow for a research program that is part of an ONR Multi University Research Initiative (MURI) that seeks to encourage synergy between experimental investigation and computational modeling of bidirectional visual mechanisms. Research in the Peterson lab involves investigations of the role of backward projections in (a) visual scene segregation and figure-ground perception and (b) part/whole perception. We use multiple techniques, including behavioral investigations, fMRI, and EEG recording and analysis. The successful applicant will have experience with fMRI and also with either behavioral experiments or EEG. The position is for 2 years with the possibility of renewal. We hope to fill this position this spring or summer. We will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled.
More information 


Call for proposal: American Psychological Foundation's David Wechsler Early Career Grant For Innovative Work In Cognition
The David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition supports early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition. Those who work on positive applied neuropsychology are encouraged to apply. The grant is for up to $25,000. The deadline for proposals is the 15th of June 2015.
More information

Journal Psychology & Neuroscience will be published by APA

The American Psychological Association (APA) has announced that it will become the worldwide publisher of the journal Psychology & Neuroscience. This widely respected journal of the Brazilian Institute of Neuropsychology and Behaviour was first published in 2008. A quarterly publication, the journal explores the intersections between neuroscience and psychology and publishes peer-reviewed papers from contributors throughout the world. Psychology & Neuroscience is edited by three Brazilian psychologists with international reputations: J. Landeira-Fernandez, PhD, A. Pedro de Mello Cruz, PhD, and Dora Fix Ventura, PhD. The journal is organized into five thematic sections. “Psychophysics and Perception”, “Behavior/Systems/Cognition”, “Plasticity and Neural Development”, “Neuropsycho- pharmacology” and “Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology”.
More information