I am interested in why people hold beliefs that are not subject to empirical validation, including moral values, religious or political beliefs or belief in the paranormal e.g., alien visitation, telepathy, pre-cognitive dreams, etc.
I am also interested in how people react to individuals with facial disfigurement. My research has examined emotional responses, the assumptions we make about the skills and abilities of people with unusual faces, how our attention is focused, and how discrimination may arise in employment.
I am currently carrying out research to create a new multi-dimensional questionnaire of belief in the unusual. This questionnaire will be useful to anyone in the field of paranormal belief and experience and will help to explore the origin and consequences of such belief.
I am also looking at the perceptual categorisation of facial disfigurement.
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