Dr Douglas Martin
I am an experimental social psychologist who is primarily interested in social cognition. I received both an MA (2000) and PhD (2005) in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen. Following my PhD, I worked as a post-doc in Aberdeen for a further 3-years, before lecturing at Northumbria University for a year in 2008/09. I re-joined the School of Psychology in Aberdeen as a lecturer in the summer of 2009.
Much of my published research examines how people extract social category information from faces. However, much of my work is now devoted to examining the social and cognitive factors that lead to the formation of stereotypes. My research is currently funded by grants from the ESRC (2017-2020) and the Experimental Psychology Society (2018-19).
I run the Person Peception Lab (http://www.personperceptionlab.org).
- Chair of School Equality and Diversity team
- School Athena SWAN lead
- School Gender Action Plan lead
- Undergraduate recruitment coordinator
- Member of the School Marketing team
- Member of the School Communications team
- Member of University Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team
- Member of the University Gender Action Plan team
- Member of the University Reward Strategy Working Group
- Person perception
- Stereotype formation and application
- Extracting social information from faces
Funding and Grants
2017-2020: Establishing how intergroup bias influences the formation and evolution of stereotypes. ESRC Research Grants Scheme, £294, 894.
2018-2019: Establishing how episodic memories of individual encounters with other people support the formation of semantic knowledge for social categories. EPS Small Grants Scheme, £3500.
2011-2014: Formation of stereotypes through cumulative cultural transmission. ESRC First Grants Scheme, £162, 201.
2012-2013: Does unattended face information trigger switch costs when attending to other social categories? EPS Small Grants Scheme, £2500.
- Level 1: Social Psychology
- Level 2: Social Development
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In Search of a Goldilocks Zone for Credible AIScientific Reports, vol. 11, 13687Contributions to Journals: Articles
Gaze-cueing and endogenous attention operate in parallelActa Psychologica, vol. 192, pp. 172-180Contributions to Journals: Articles
Applying Self-Processing Biases in Education: Improving Learning Through OwnershipJournal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 342-351Contributions to Journals: Articles
Context and Perceptual Salience Influence the Formation of Novel Stereotypes via Cumulative Cultural EvolutionCognitive Science, vol. 42, no. S1, pp. 186-212Contributions to Journals: Articles
How societal stereotypes might form and evolve via cumulative cultural evolutionSocial and Personality Psychology Compass , vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 1-13Contributions to Journals: Articles
Simulation-Based Mentalizing Generates a “proxy” Self-Reference Effect in MemoryQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol. 70, no. 6, pp. 1074-1084Contributions to Journals: Articles
Task-switch costs subsequent to cue-only trialsQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol. 70, no. 8, pp. 1453-1470Contributions to Journals: Articles
The simultaneous extraction of multiple social categories from unfamiliar facesJournal of Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 60, pp. 51-58Contributions to Journals: Articles
The evolution of stereotypesEvolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology. Zeigler-Hill, V., Welling, L. L. M., Shackelford, T. K. (eds.). Springer, pp. 291-301, 11 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
The Spontaneous Formation of Stereotypes via Cumulative Cultural EvolutionPsychological Science, vol. 25, no. 9, pp. 1777-1786Contributions to Journals: Articles