Zainab Alkhoee

HeadshotZainab Alkhoee is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster and joined the university as a Visiting Lecturer in 2004. Prior to this, Alkhoee graduated from her first degree in Psychology in 2003 at the University of Westminster. She then went on to participate on a teaching course at Westminster Exchange and completed her PGCertHE in 2010.

Alkhoee has taught on a number of different psychology modules at the University of Westminster. These modules include, The Psychology of Education, The History and Philosophy of Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Advanced Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Advanced Developmental Psychology. Zainab is co-module leader for The Myth and Method in Psychology module that runs at the University of Westminster’s Liberal Arts Summer School, she co-wrote the Psychology of City Life module that also runs in the Summer School and is a lecturer on this module.

Alkhoee’s interests include the Psychology of Education, Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology. She has been involved in research in the psychology department, investigating first year psychology students learning experiences.

Credits to University of Westminster

Published: 11 November 2014

Last update: 22 April 2015


Emma Alleyne

Emma AlleyneEmma Alleyne is a Lecturer in Psychology at University of Kent. Alleyne conducts research within the areas of forensic and social psychology. Her theoretical and empirical work examine socio-cognitive and group processes that underlie group offending. For instance, her research explores what differentiates gang youth and non-gang youth with similar social/environmental backgrounds. Recently, Alleyne’s interests have expanded to include multiple-perpetrator rape (MPR). She is currently researching the psychological factors that distinguish MPR offenders from lone perpetrators in relation to their treatment needs. Alleyne has also begun researching in the area of firesetting behavior and the clinical treatment of firesetters (particularly in women).

Alleyne welcomes prospective doctoral students to get in touch if they are interested in my research areas or other related topics in forensic psychology.

Her key publications include:

  • Wood, J.L., Alleyne, E., Mozova, K., & James, M. (in press). Does being a street gang member lead to prison gang involvement: Links and psychological mechanisms. Law and Human Behavior.
  • Alleyne, E., Gannon, T.A., Ó Ciardha, C., & Wood, J.L. (in press). Community males show multiple-perpetrator rape proclivity: Development and preliminary validation of an interest scale. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.
  • Alleyne, E., & Wood, J. (2010). Gang involvement: Psychological and behavioural characteristics of gang members, peripheral youth and non-gang youth, Aggressive Behavior, 36, 423-436.
  • Wood, J., & Alleyne, E. (2010). Street gang theory and research: Where are we now and where do we go from here? Special Issue: Group Processes and Aggression; Gannon, T.A. and Wood J.L., (Eds) Aggression and Violent Behavior, p. 100 – 111.

Credits to University of Kent

Published: 20 October 2014

Last update: 07 March 2015


George Georgiou

George GeorgiouGeorge Georgiou is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 
Georgiou has lectured in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire since 2000 and has also previously lectured at University College London (2002-2004).

He did his first degree in Psychology with Artificial Intelligence at Middlesex University and then completed an MSc Research Methods in Psychology followed by a PhD in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. Georgiou’s’s doctoral programme was in experimental cognitive psychology, for which he was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement in a Doctoral Research Programme. He then completed an ESRC funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Prof. Ken Gilhooly investigating incubation effects in creative problem solving. His research interests span the areas of cognition, social and health psychology, and the field of cyberpsychology.

He is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (CPsychol – DARTP), an Associate Fellow of the BPS (AFBPsS), and a committee member of the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section. Georgious is also a Chartered Scientist (CSci) with The Science Council, and he is listed on The Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).

His recent publications include:

  • Jefferies, K., Sharma, S., Laws, K. R., Georgiou, G., & Gale, T. (2014). To admit or not to admit?: The effect of framing on risk assessment decision making in psychiatrists. Journal of Mental Health.
  • Gilhooly, K., Georgiou, G., & Devery, U. (2013). Incubation and Creativity: Do Something Different. Thinking and Reasoning, 19(2), 137-149. 10.1080/13546783.2012.749812
  • Erskine, J., & Georgiou, G. (2012). Behavioral, Cognitive, and Affective Consequences of Trying to Avoid Chocolate. In R. R. Watson, V. R. Preedy, & S. Zibadi (Eds.), Chocolate in Health and Nutrition. (Vol. Chapter 36). (Nutrition and Health). Humana Press.

Credits to University of Hertfordshire

Published: 25 July 2014

Last update: 02 February 2015


Joy Tungol

Joy TungolJoy Tungol is a licensed Psychologist and Psychometrician in Manila, Philippines. She teaches both at the College of Science and at Graduate School of University of Santo Tomas. She usually handles General Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Test Construction and Measurement courses.

Tungol earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Santo Tomas in 2009. It was also in the same university where she finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1992. She obtained her MA in Education in School Psychology at Philippine Normal University in 2002. She worked as a psychometrician at Via – Mare, Inc. and Toyota Bel-Air from November 1992 to May 1993 where she was trained to deal with testing and measurement. This had led her to become more interested to further develop her skills in Test and Measurement through teaching the subject at New Era University where she first taught in 1994. After finishing her thesis on the Development of Aggression Inventory Scale (AISA) in 2002, she was involved in several consultations on test development. At present, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas where she still teach Testing and Measurement as one of her forte.

Credits to University of Santo Tomas

Published: 21 June 2014

Last update: 25 February 2015


Craig Anderson

Craig AndersonCraig  Anderson grew up on a small family farm in northern Indiana. In his senior year he was named his high school’s Athelete of the Year and the region’s Kiwanis Club Athelete of the Year (following in his brother’s footsteps, the only siblings to have won this award). He graduated as the co-valedictorian. After graduating from high school he joined the US Army Reserve. He received his BA in psychology and sociology from Butler University in 1976. His MA in psychology from Stanford University was awarded in 1978; Lee Ross was his MA advisor. He received his PhD in psychology from Stanford University in 1980, with J. Merrill Carlsmith serving as his dissertation advisor.

Professor Anderson was an Assistant (1980-1985) and Associate (1985-1988) Professor at Rice University, and a Visiting Professor at Ohio State (1984-1985). He joined the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1988 and became Full Professor there in 1992. He has served on Faculty Councils at Rice (1987-1988) and at Missouri (1995-1996). He also served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Psychology at Missouri from 1988-1996, and as Director of Graduate Admissions from 1988-1991. He was Faculty Advisor to Psi Chi (1991-1996) and to the Graduate Association of Students in Psychology (1992-1996). He also served as President, and incorporated the Stephen’s Elementary Parents’ Organization, 1994-1995.

He joined the Iowa State University faculty in 1999, as Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology. In 2004, Professor Anderson was presented with the “Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research.” In 2005, he was awarded the title “Distinguished Professor,” the highest faculty honour given by Iowa State University. He served six years as Department Chair, completing his term in 2005.

In 2007, he founded the Centre for the Study of Violence, and currently serves as its Director.

Anderson’s main research interests are in social and personality psychology, with a strong emphasis on cognitive psychology. Most of his current research focuses on aggression. Most of that research focuses on the potentially harmful effects of exposure to violent video games. Other aggression research under way in his lab includes work on jealousy, attribution and appraisal processes, temperature effects, and effects of violent media of various types. For example,  Anderson and his colleagues have shown that hot temperatures increase aggressive behaviour under some circumstances, in both laboratory and field settings. This research has also shown that global warming will likely produce substantial increases in violent crime. Other research has shown how life experiences influence the way people think about guns, which in turn influences the effects of weapon primes on aggressive thoughts and behaviour. Still other research has shown that men who are prone to sexual aggression against women also tend to behave more aggressively against women in non-sexual ways, and that they specifically target women rather than other men.

Credits to Iowa State University

Published: 29 March 2014

Last update: 07 March 2015