Laura Hunnikin

Research student, School of Psychology

Research  Summary

My research aims to examine emotional  recognition and processing deficits in youths who are characterised by  antisocial behaviour or conduct disorder. Through the use of eye tracking  equipment, it will be investigated whether this is due to deficient facial  scanning. I also intend to further understand the positive influence of an  emotion intervention on emotion recognition by assessing if this is due to an  increased focus on the eye region of the face.

Teaching  Summary

Level 1 Postgraduate Tutor – Providing first  year students support on scientific report writing through the form of  tutorials and feedback on their marked work.

Research interests

Research  Topics and Related Papers

My research aims to examine emotional  recognition and processing deficits in youths who are characterised by  antisocial behaviour or conduct disorder. Through the use of eye tracking  equipment, it will be investigated whether this is due to deficient facial  scanning problems. I also intend to understand further the positive influence  of an emotion intervention on emotion recognition by assessing if this is due  to an increased focus on the eye region of the face.

Funding

School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 3  year funded PhD studentship.

Research  Collaborators

Professor Stephanie van Goozen

2017