Psychological Society of Ireland 44th Annual Conference in Kilkenny, Nov 12th-16th 2014

There was a great representation of IADT Psychology lecturers and post-graduate students at the Psychological Society of Ireland 44th Annual Conference held in Kilkenny from Nov 12th- 16th, 2014.

Presentations or co-authorships were made by Dr. Brendan Rooney, Dr. Olivia Hurley, Dr. Nicola Porter, Dr. Irene Connolly, Dr. Garinne Kirwan, Nicola Fox Hamilton and John Buckley in their specialized areas. Further presentations or co-authorships were made by postgraduate students Joanne Carroll and Derek Laffan and graduates Ciara Corcoran and Eric Somers.

There were also many faces of the graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology presenting their PhDs and further research since their graduation from IADT.

Presentations were as follows:
Dr. Olivia Hurley: Technology: Its potential impact on the sporting lives and health behaviours of individual users.

Derek Laffan : “We are the best at it, but we dont care about it”: The not-so- loving relationship between Irish psychology and the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eric Somers, Nicola Porter & Brendan Rooney: Exploring the role of cognitive function in emotion regulation during film viewing.

Brendan Rooney, Eilis Hennessy & Katalin Balint: Captain of my soul? Exploring viewer emotion regulation during film-viewing, using physiological and self-report measures.

Joanne Carroll, Grainne Kirwan, John Buckley & Olivia Hurley: Context reinstatement of eyewitness memory using virtual environments.

Nicola Fox Hamilton, Chris Fullwood, Grainne Kirwan & Derek Laffan: The language of love: The effect of personality expressed in language on online dating profile attractiveness.

Irene Connolly & Ciara Corcoran: Perceptions of school climate and student willingness to seek help for bullying.

Story submitted by:

Dr. Irene Connolly

28 November 2014