Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Psychological and Social Sciences
T: 01904 876166
BA (Hons) Psychology & Linguistics, University of Oxford, 2016
In the academic year 2018-19 I am involved with delivering the following undergraduate modules:
1PY400 Exploring Social Psychology
1PY401 Cognition 1
2PY285 Investigating Cognition
1PY407 Survey Research Methods
My research considers the mechanisms and characteristics of spontaneous future thinking - a state where individuals vividly 'pre-experience' events in their near or distant future. I am particularly interested in the potential benefits of this type of thinking in terms of achieving behavioural goals.
A large part of my work is devoted to developing and validating new methods for studying future-related thinking with minimal reactivity (i.e. people reporting in a biased way because of the reporting process). This poses a great challenge, since explicit, conscious thoughts cannot be recorded without some awareness on the participant's part.