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Elisabeth Blagrove

Senior Teaching Fellow in Psychology, University of Warwick

My work focuses on the places where emotion and cognition meet- for example, how we detect threat in our environment, how we process emotional faces, and how emotions interact with functions such as attention, recognition or inhibition. As a whole, I'm most interested in where psychological scientists can use knowledge from the lab in real world situations. So these interests extend to applied contexts, such as how humans develop these abilities, and the ways in which we can use this information in educational, clinical or occupational situations. It's particularly good fun to incorporate some of these principles in teaching my own students!

More recently, my research has started to explore behavioural similarities and differences between individuals. Specifically, this examines whether we can understand human behaviour more effectively by applying findings to humans overall, or by looking more closely at each unique individual. Since this is a long-standing debate in psychology (and humans seem to share as many characteristics as they have differences), I'm quietly confident this work can keep me occupied for a while longer...


  • –present
    Senior Teaching Fellow in Psychology, University of Warwick