Monday, 16 February 2015

2015 Ranald Macdonald Postgraduate Research Award

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2015

This will be awarded to the best UK Postgraduate thesis/dissertation/project (MSc, MRes, MPhil, Professional Doctorate, DPhil or PhD) using mathematics, statistics or computing in an interesting and/or novel way to investigate an aspect of Psychology. The work and qualification upon which the award is assessed must have been awarded between the 1st of January 2014 and the 31st of December 2014.
The award consists of £150 and expenses up to £200 to attend the section's Annual Scientific Meeting. A condition of accepting the award is the presentation of the winning work at that meeting (scheduled for Saturday 12th of December 2015) and (in the unusual case that the winner is not a member) to join the Mathematical, Statistical & Computing (MSC) Psychology Section.
Details about eligibility and the (simple) application process can be found below, or by contacting the Section Secretary Dr Gerry Markopoulos.
Please note the deadline for submissions will be the 15th of September 2015 at 5pm.
How to apply:
Please email the following to the MSC section secretary Dr Gerry Markopoulos, at g.markopoulos at
1.   Your full contact details including Name, Institution, Degree Title and Date the qualification was awarded, Address, Email, Telephone number and Supervisor Name(s).
2.   The extended abstract from your thesis outlining the findings of your work.
3.   A supporting statement from one of your supervisory team briefly describing the importance and contribution of your thesis work and its suitability for the award (no more than 300 words) and listing any peer-reviewed publications associated with the work.
Your application will be considered by a panel of Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Section Committee members, and the panel’s decision will be final. One or more submissions will be short-listed and their authors may be invited to submit the complete thesis to the panel for final consideration via PDF. The panel reserves the right not to short-list any candidates if the panel does not deem the quality of submissions to be sufficiently high. From time to time the panel may also seek the views of expert reviewers on the quality of a submission prior to short-listing or to making an award. The panel may, in exceptional circumstances, make a split award between two equally deserving candidates.

Criteria for making the award:
Emphasis will be placed on the following criteria:
·     use of novel mathematics, statistics or computing
·     reference to substantive issues in psychology or related disciplines
·     clarity of exposition of the mathematical or statistical concepts
·     potential or actual contribution to the field, via peer-reviewed publication

Some previous award winners:
Dr Ron McDowell (An examination of mood and anxiety disorders across the adult lifespan using multiple group methods: the EU-WMH project.)

Dr Colette Corry (Suicide through the lifespan: a cumulative proportional odds model of life stage risk.)

Dr Gareth Hager Johnson (Latent variable modelling of personality-health associations: measures, models and extensions.)

Friday, 28 February 2014

2014 European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG 2014), Tübingen, Germany

EMPG 2014: Call for papers
You are cordially invited to attend the 2014 European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting (EMPG 2014), held at the University of Tübingen, Germany, from Wednesday, July 30, 2014 until Friday, August 01, 2014.


Proposals for paper and poster presentations as well as proposals for symposia related to all aspects of mathematical psychology are welcome. Relevant topics include:
  • perception and psychophysics
  • models of cognition and learning
  • knowledge structures
  • measurement and scaling
  • psychometrics
  • computational methods
  • statistical methods
  • mathematical models
  • ...
Important dates
  • Abstract submission opens:  soon
  • Abstract submission closes:  April 30, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance:  May 15, 2014 
  • Early registration deadline:  June 06, 2014
  • Start of conference: July 30, 2014
  • End of conference: August 01, 2014
Invited Symposia
Symposium in honor of Jean-Claude Falmagne celebrating his 80th birthday (organized by Michel Regenwetter and Jean-Paul Doignon).

Invited speakers

Andrew Heathcote, University of Newcastle, Australia
Ehtibar Dzhafarov, Purdue University, USA

For further information please consult the website of the EMPG 2014 (

We are looking forward to welcome you in Tübingen,

Jürgen Heller, Rolf Ulrich, and the local organizing team
Prof. Dr. Juergen Heller
Fachbereich Psychologie, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tuebingen,
Schleichstr. 4, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany.
Phone: +49 7071 29-72979    Fax:   +49 7071 29-3363
Mail: juergen.heller at

31st BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Conference 2014 (Nottingham)

31st BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Conference 2014


We are now accepting submissions for oral papers, posters and suggestion for symposia on all aspects of Cognitive Psychology and closely related topics.
Submissions for posters and oral papers should be between 150-200 words long, should include key words and all relevant authors. You can down load the abstract submissions form, from the bottom of the Details tab, on the conference website.
Instructions concerning the submission process are included on the form.
The submission deadline is midnight on FRIDAY 2 MAY 2014.
EVENT BOOKINGS are also live!
Early bird conference rates available until 30th June
Prices exclude accommodation (see site for details).
If you have any questions, please contact the conference organisers
Dr Andrew Dunn or Dr Duncan Guest on BPSCOG2014 at

Dr Andrew Dunn
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
31st BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Conference 2014:

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

2013 Annual Scientific Meeting & AGM (London, December 14th)

Annual Scientific Meeting & AGM

BPS London Offices, 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE
Saturday 14th of December 2013 at 10.30am

10.30am – 11.30am

11.30am 12.00pm
Reasoning about individual change using session-by-session school counselling data: a comparison of three approaches

Andy Fugard                      Mick Cooper
University College London     University of Strathclyde

12.00pm 12.30pm

Morning Break

12.30pm – 1.00pm
Association between sitting time in midlife and common mental disorder: Whitehall II prospective cohort study

 Gareth Hagger-Johnson, Mark Hamer, Eric John Brunner, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Mika Kivimaki, Joshua Bell, Lion Shahab & David Batty
University College London

1.00pm – 2.30pm


2.30pm 3.00pm
Confidence intervals for independent and repeated measures ANOVA designs

Thom Baguley
Nottingham Trent University

3.00pm – 3.30pm
What effect will research council requirements for data sharing have on science?

Andrew Rutherford
Keele University


Afternoon Break