Dr Chris Hand is an Applied Psychologist, currently at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he is also Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology degree.
Chris completed his MSc and PhD degrees at the University of Glasgow, and initially specialised in eye-movement research during reading, human-computer interaction and visual object processing. He currently teaches in modules covering research methods, applied psychology, biological and cognitive psychology.
Chris’s research interests mainly involve language processing, how we read “text-speak” and how we unscramble jumbled letters in misspelled words. Chris also has research interests relating to face processing (especially the role of distinctive features such as tattoos and scars), cyberpsychology (such as online impression formation, social networking and cyber-harassment), and the role of psychology within the criminal justice system.
Lecturer in Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Bedfordshire
Lecturer in Psychology, University of Bedfordshire
Associate Tutor, University of Glasgow
University of Bedfordshire, Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice
University of Glasgow, PhD in Psychology
University of Glasgow, MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Distinction)
University of Glasgow, MA (Hons, SocSci) Psychology 1st Class
Celebrity abuse on Twitter: The impact of tweet valence, volume of abuse, and dark triad personality factors on victim blaming and perceptions of severity., Computers in Human Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.09.020
The frequency and source of online abuse impacts attribution of victim blame and perceptions of victim attractiveness., Computers in Human Behavior, 92, 119-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.10.037
Early EEG correlates of word frequency and contextual predictability in reading. , Language, Cognition and Neuroscience https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2019.1580753
Testing the limits of contextual constraint: Interactions with frequency and parafoveal preview during fluent reading., Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(1), 302-313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2017.1327981
Rape myth acceptance, victim blame attribution and Just World Beliefs: A rapid evidence assessment., Aggression and Violent Behavior, 37, 153-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2017.10.008
Exploring the measurement of markedness and its relationship with other linguistic variables. , PLoS One, http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157141
Motivation determines Facebook viewing strategy: An eye movement analysis. , Computers in Human Behavior, 56, 267-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.029
Analgesic effects of self-chosen music type on cold pressor-induced pain: Motivating vs. relaxing music. , Psychology of Music, 44(5), 967-983. http://doi.org/10.1177/0305735615602144
Processing inferences drawn from the logically equivalent frames half full and half empty. , Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26(7). pp. 799-817. http://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2014.956747