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ESCoP Related Issues

ESCoP Museum

Help us to keep ESCoP history alive!
We are currently working on developing the ESCoP Museum section of the ESCoP website. You can find an archive of first Society newsletters and most of the abstract books from previous ESCoP meetings.
There is also a new page devoted to the Inaugural ESCoP conference in Nijmegen in 1985 and the founding document of the Journal for Cognitive Psychology.
The ESCoP Museum section will be reorganized and expanded. If you have any materials that might be suitable please share them with us ( Especially conference books, but also documents and photos from the early ESCoP years would be appreciated.

European Workshop
of Imagery and Cognition

The European Workshop of Imagery and Cognition has been awarded ESCoP Activity Funding. It will take place between 18-10 June, 2014 in Pafos, Cyprus and is organized by the Experimental Psychology Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus. 
During the workshop, the European Research Council (ERC) will organize an information session on granting schemes that are relevant to imagery and cognition.

Read more in the "Conferences and workshops" section.

Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 25, No. 8, 01 Dec 2013 contains the following articles:

Claiming hidden memories as one's own: A review of inadvertent plagiarism
Amanda C. Gingerich & Meaghan C. Sullivan
Pages: 903-916
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.841674

Adaptive memory: The influence of sleep and wake delay on the survival-processing effect
Magdalena Abel & Karl-Heinz T. Bäuml
Pages: 917-924
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.825621

Self-relevance increases the irrelevant sound effect: Attentional disruption by one's own name
Jan P. Röer, Raoul Bell & Axel Buchner
Pages: 925-931
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.828063

The effects of attention on ear advantages in dichotic listening to words and affects
Rotem Leshem
Pages: 932-940
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.834905

Action representation across ages and cultures: Recognition of action means–end change in German and Chinese children and adults
Lamei Wang, Xiaolan Fu, Hubert D. Zimmer, Katja Umla-Runge & Gisa Aschersleben
Pages: 941-948
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.838252

Masked translation priming with Japanese–English bilinguals: Interactions between cognate status, target frequency and L2 proficiency
Mariko Nakayama, Christopher R. Sears, Yasushi Hino & Stephen J. Lupker
Pages: 949-981
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.839560

Priming effect on the exceptive conditional ‘except if’
Orlando Espino, Isana Sánchez-Curbelo, Olivia García & Sara Estupiñan
Pages: 982-988
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.841168

Methodological concerns in moral judgement research: Severity of harm shapes moral decisions
Bastien Trémolière & Wim De Neys
Pages: 989-993
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.841169

Calculate or wait: Is man an eager or a lazy intuitive statistician?
Marcus Lindskog, Anders Winman & Peter Juslin
Pages: 994-1014
DOI: 10.1080/20445911.2013.841170

Other News

Calls for papers

Special Issue: “Dynamics of team adaptation and team cognition” in European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

The purpose of this special issue is to serve as a springboard for a more dynamic approach to assess team functioning in dynamic environments, and to address the dynamics of cognition in situations that require teams to adapt to unexpected changes in their task environments. A key focus of papers submitted should be the recognition of the longitudinal changing nature of team functioning including cognitive processes and structures. The concepts employed may include but are not limited to: compilation and composition emergence, flux and adaptation, non-routine events, shared cognition emergence, collective sense making, team reflexivity, team metacognition, and team learning. Guest Editors: Josette M.P. Gevers (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), Ana Margarida Passos (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal) and Sjir Uitdewilligen (Maastricht University, The Netherlands).
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Submission deadline: April 28, 2014

Research topic: “Is Conflict Adaptation an Illusion?” in Frontiers in Psychology.
Conflict adaptation theory is one of the most popular theories in cognitive psychology. The theory argues that participants strategically modulate attention away from distracting stimulus features in response to conflict. Although results with proportion congruent, sequential congruency, and similar paradigms seem consistent with the conflict adaptation view, some researchers have expressed scepticism. The aim of this Research Topic is to provide a forum for current directions in this area, considering perspectives from all sides of the debate. Topic Editors: James R. Schmidt (Ghent University, Belgium), 
Wim Notebaert (Ghent University, Belgium) and
 Eva Van Den Bussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium).
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Deadline for abstract submission: January 1, 2014
Deadline for full article submission: July 1, 2014

Research topic:The role of the distinctions between identification/production and perceptual/conceptual processes in implicit memory: Findings from cognitive psychology, neuroscience and neuropsychology” in Frontiers in Psychology.
This Research Topic is intended to draw together the latest experimental, neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies dealing with the role of perceptual/conceptual vs identification/production processes in implicit and explicit memory. Our aims are: a) to provide an updated overview about the validity of these two distinctions; b) to understand the impact of response competition in implicit and explicit memory tasks; c) to stimulate the discussion about comprehensive theoretical frameworks; and c) to highlight the neural underpinnings of perceptual/conceptual and identification/production priming. Topic Editors: Pietro Spataro (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) and 
Matthew W. Prull (Whitman College, USA).
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Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2014
Deadline for full article submission: June 30, 2014

Conferences and workshops

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Winter Conference
„The Evolution of Behavioural Mechanisms”

5-6 December, 2013
London, UK

This year’s ASAB conference will showcase an emerging line of research that directly addresses the evolution of behavioural mechanisms. Functional studies of animal behaviour traditionally ignore the psychological and physiological mechanisms involved. Yet often, mechanistic details can crucially affect the behaviour we observe. For a more complete understanding of animal behaviour, we need to study the adaptive value of the underlying mechanisms and the constraints on their evolution. The conference will cover theoretical and empirical research, integrate functional and mechanistic approaches, and bring together researchers from a range of sub-disciplines to offer a diversity of perspectives on animal behaviour.
No registration required.

Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development
9-11 January, 2014
Budapest, Hungary
The Cognitive Development Center at CEU is pleased to announce the fourth annual BCCCD meeting. BCCCD is the only annual conference on cognitive development in Europe. Submissions from all areas within this field of research are welcome. Invited speakers: Daphné Bavelier (University of Geneva, Switzerland & University of Rochester, NY) and Elisabetta Visalberghi (National Research Council, Italy). Invited symposium: “The nature and consequences of children’s concepts of social groups”, organizer & discussant: Gil Diesendruck.
Reistration is now open.

3rd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology
25-24 February, 2014
This conference aims to bring together the world’s leading researchers, engineers and scientists whose professional interests involve psychological theories and practices and able to generate a major contribution to the formulation of global and regional strategies in the advancement of psychology. Keynot lectures will be delivered by Prof. Craig Speelman (Edith Cowan University) and Prof. Kozhenikov Maria (National University of Singapore).
Early bird registration deadline: December 30, 2013

Rome Workshop on Experimental Psychopathology
28 February – 1 March, 2014
Rome, Italy
The Workshop is the first international meeting completely focused on Experimental Psychopathology, and it differs from larger congresses in so far as there is a relatively small number of speakers without concurrent talks. In addition to the individual talks, there will be poster sessions for students, post-docs and young researchers to present their work. The ultimate goal of the Workshop is to promote the scientific debate on EP, and the development of international networks among clinical and basic researchers. Invited speakers include: David Clark (University of Oxford, UK), Graham Davey (University of Sussex, UK), Reuven Dar (Tel Aviv University, Israel),
 Ernst Koster (Ghent University, Belgium) and Francesco Mancini (Scuola di Psicoterapia Cognitiva, Roma).
Deadline for abstract submission: November 30, 2013
Early bird registration deadline: December 30, 2013

24th Annual Rotman research Institute Conference “Memory and the Brain in Health and Disease”
10-12 March, 2014
Toronto, Canada
The conference will bring together internationally renowned neuroscientists, clinicians and future scientists to address the science of memory. Scientific presentations will highlight research conducted in Canada and around the world and poster sessions will provide an opportunity for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to present their work and interact with leaders in the field.
Poster submission deadline: January 15, 2014
Early registration deadline: January 31, 2014

International Conference on Computational Science
10-12 June, 2014
Cairns, Australia
The theme for ICCS 2014 is “Big Data meets Computational Science” to mark the increasing importance of data intensive science. This conference will be a unique event focusing on recent developments in: data intensive science for diverse areas of science; scalable scientific algorithms; advanced software tools; computational grids; advanced numerical methods; and novel application areas. These innovative novel models, algorithms and tools drive new science through efficient application in areas such as physical systems, computational and systems biology, environmental systems, finance, and others.
Full paper submission deadline: December 15, 2013

The European Workshop of Imagery and Cognition
18-20 June, 2014
EWIC 2014 is devoted to the study of the various forms of mental imagery (e.g., visual, auditory, and motor imagery) as well as related topics (e.g., perception, attention, working memory, spatial cognition, and language comprehension) using behavioural methods and neuroscience techniques. The program of the workshop contains oral and poster presentations as well as invited talks by renowned scientists. Keynote speakers include: Beatrice de Gelder (Maastricht University) and Robert Logie
University of Edinburgh).
Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2012

28th International Congress of Applied Psychology
8-13 July, 2014
Paris, France
The International Association of Applied Psychology in collaboration with the French Federation for Psychologists and Psychology, French Society of Psychology, French National Committee of Scientific Psychology, under the umbrella of the French Consortium of Psychology Associations are pleased to invite you all for the 28th ICAP. Applied Psychology is living a stimulating scientific period, with considerable work in connection to the many societal crisis and events around the world. The Organizers invite psychologists, health care professionals, academics and researchers from all fields of applications and backgrounds to submit symposia.
Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2013

Mid-year Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society
9-11 July, 2014
Jerusalem, Israel
The main theme of this meeting will be “Neuropsychology: From Lab to Rehab”. We would like to encourage not only neuropsychologists but also colleagues from related disciplines - such as clinical psychologists, cognitive or computational neuroscientists, physical, occupational and speech therapists, neurologists, psychiatrists and physiatrists - to contribute to our meeting. Plenary sessions will feature renowned keynote speakers, including Professors Erin Bigler (USA, president of INS), Evelin Crone (The Netherlands), Gina Geffen (Australia), Avishai Henik (Israel), Robert Knight (USA), and Rafael Malach (Israel). The pre-meeting workshops will be given by Professors Gordon Chelune (USA) and Faraneh Vargha-Khadem (UK).
Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2014

International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation
10-12 July, 2014
 San Sebastian, Spain
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. Invited speakers include: Prof. Jan Born (Universität Tübingen), Prof. Michael Hasselmo (Boston University), Prof. Daniel Margoliash (University of Chicago), Prof. Matthew Wilson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Prof. John Wixted (University of California).
Abstract submission deadline: March 2, 2014
Early registration deadline: April 9, 2014

Job offers and doctoral programs

Faculty Position, Professor of Psychology, University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor (from August 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure after satisfactory completion of their second three-year contract. Outstanding candidates may be considered for a tenured position on appointment). The Department of Psychology is looking for an internationally renowned scholar in any area of Psychology who is widely recognized as a leader in his/her research field.  The appointee is expected to take on a leadership role in the Department, and to help further enhance the international standing of the Department and contribute to its research development. We are particularly interested in those who can help consolidate our existing research strengths in Visual Perception, Social/Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology, and Educational/School Psychology.  
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Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, USA
The Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT are looking to hire up to three tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level who work in one or more of the following four areas: i) Neuroscience in nonhuman animals. ii) Computational approaches to intelligence, cognition or neuroscience; an experimental component to the candidate's research would be viewed as a positive but is not necessary. iii) Human cognitive neuroscience, including MRI, MEG, and neurophysiological approaches. iv) Human cognition using behavioral methods, especially in the areas of language and/or cognitive development.
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Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, USA
The Department of Psychology and the Cognitive Science Program at the University of Arizona invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in computational cognitive science or computational cognitive neuroscience. Applicants should have an excellent research record in a substantive area of cognition (e.g., perception, learning & memory, language, decision-making), and an approach that emphasizes mathematical, statistical or computational methods. Of particular interest are individuals whose work has applications to dynamical systems models, and/or modern neuroimaging techniques. An interdisciplinary, collaborative, perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued.
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PhD Position, University of Basel, Switzerland
The Department of Psychology of the University of Basel, Switzerland (Center for Economic Psychology), is seeking applicants for a 3-year Ph.D. position. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work towards a Ph.D. in Psychology within the project “Comparing perceptual and preferential decision making” that is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Schweizerischer National Fonds, SNF). The project will investigate the differences and similarities between the cognitive processes that underlie perceptual vs. preferential decision-making. The ideal candidate holds a M.Sc. in psychology, cognitive science, or a related field, has solid knowledge in cognitive psychology and research methods and aspires to a scientific career. Experience with mathematical modeling and programming is desirable. The position can begin as soon as January 1, 2013, but a later starting date is possible.
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