Research student, School of Psychology
I am interested in spatial processes underlying thinking about abstract concepts. Currently, I examine spatial bases of stereotypic thinking about gender in relation to power. Specifically, my project investigates whether thinking about males as powerful and females as powerless leads to representations of males on the top and females on the bottom of the vertical dimension in people’s minds. The main aim is to understand the nature and consequences of such spatial simulations for cognition as well as reinforcement of stereotypes.
In addition, I investigate whether emotional interactions imply status differences between individuals leading to spatial simulations of those individuals on the vertical dimension.
I also examine whether power priming affects eye movements.
I deliver practical tutorials on report writing and statistics to first year Psychology students.