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Prof Daniel Richardson
BW408
26 Bedford Way
King's Cross
London
WC1H 0AP
Appointment
  • Professor of Experimental Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Role
UCL Principal Supervisor
Biography

Daniel C. Richardson is a Professor of Experimental Psychology at University College London. Prior to that, he was an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford, a graduate student at Cornell, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford, and an assistant professor at UC Santa Cruz. His research examines how individuals' thought processes are related to the people around them. He has authored many scientific articles in cognitive, developmental and social psychology and two popular science books, Man vs Mind and A Dummies Guide to Social Psychology. He has received three Provost's Teaching Awards from UCL, and has performed shows at the London Science Museum and Bloomsbury theatre combining science, music and live experiments on the group mind of the audience.

Research Themes
Research Summary

My research investigates how internal cognitive processes are grounded in the body, the environment and the social world. In the standard information processing accounts of cognition, the theoretical model is of a cognitive system that thinks and acts in isolation. Accordingly, laboratory experiments quarantine subjects away from a social context.  In my research, I find that a rich interaction between cognitive, perceptual-motor and social factors plays out in the body and eye movements of people perceiving the world, acting upon it, and communicating with each other.


To read more about my work, please visit my lab website

Teaching Summary

I teach Evidence and Enquiry, an introduction to ideas and methods in psychology

Academic Background
2003   Doctor of Philosophy Cornell University
1997   Bachelor of Arts University of Oxford
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