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Andrew du Rocher

Dr Andrew du Rocher BSc MSc PhD PGcert FHEA

Lecturer in psychology


Summary

 I teach across a range of courses mainly focusing upon personality and individual differences, mental health and/or research methods. My research interests focus upon how personality and individual differences relate to mental health and/or cognition and emotion.

About

I have a BSc in psychology (University of East London), an MSc in psychological research methods (Birkbeck; University of London) and a PhD (Goldsmiths; University of London). My PhD used experimental methods to examine the relationship between anxiety, cognitive control, and visual affect. After completing my PhD, I moved to Edge Hill University as a visiting lecturer then moved to Sheffield Hallam University as a permanent lecturer in the year 2019. My research interests focus upon how personality and individual differences relate to mental health and/or cognition and emotion. I teach across a range of courses mainly focusing upon personality and individual differences, mental health and/or research methods. I am available for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation supervision in these areas.

Teaching

Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Courses taught: 
 - BSc Psychology
 - BA Education with psychology and counselling
 - MSc psychology

 

Modules taught: 
 - Psychological well being and individual differences (module leader for individual differences)
 - Psychology of development and individual differences (module leader for individual differences)
 - Psychological research and design
 - Clinical psychology
 - Cognitive and social psychology
 - Personality and individual differences
 - Psychology of differential development
 - Academic development and personal tuition (academic advisor / personal tutor)
 - Dissertation supervisor for BSc and MSc students

 

Research

I am available as a supervisor for projects relating to my research interests.

 

Publications in peer reviewed journals.

du Rocher, A. R., & Pickering, A. D. (accepted for publication, 2022). STAI-anxiety and STAI-depression revisited: Differential relationships with affective traits and attentional control. Journal of Individual Differences. Online advance copy

du Rocher, A. R., Barker, J., Chalupka, M. I., France, A., Habib, R. S., Holzer, J. H., Johnston, B. M. R., Mee, H., Mohammed, I., & Quail, R. (2021). Are reinforcement sensitivity personality constructs and attentional control important predictors of restrictive disordered eating? International Journal of Personality Psychology, 7, 25-34.

Akram, U., Bickle, E., Howell, C., Ozhan, V., Williamson J., & du Rocher, A. R. (2021). Sleep‐related monitoring on awakening mediates the relationship between insomnia‐related interpretive bias and insomnia symptoms using the insomnia ambiguity paradigm. Journal of Sleep Research, 30, 1-10.

du Rocher, A. R. (2020). Active learning strategies and academic self-efficacy relate to both attentional control and attitudes towards plagiarism. Active Learning in Higher Education, 21, 3, 203-216.

du Rocher, A. R., & Pickering, A. D. (2019). The effects of social anxiety on emotional face discrimination and its modulation by mouth salience. Cognition and Emotion, 33, 4, 832-839.

du Rocher, A. R., & Pickering, A. D. (2017). Trait anxiety, infrequent emotional conflict, and the emotional face Stroop task. Personality and Individual Differences, 111, 157-162.
 

Conference presentations

du Rocher, A. (2019).  “Academic motivation, attentional control, and the depth of student engagement.” Talk presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Academics Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) annual conference, Cardiff University.

du Rocher, A. (2016).  “Students’ self-efficacy, study motivation and attitudes towards plagiarism.” Talk presented at the annual learning and teaching conference, University of Chichester.

du Rocher, A., & Pickering, A. (2016). “Trait anxiety and emotion: Expression recognition, distraction, or conflict resolution.” Talk presented at BSPID annual conference, Nottingham Trent University.

du Rocher, A., & Pickering, A. (2015). “Trait anxiety and the cognitive control of visual affect.” Poster presented at BSPID annual conference, University of York.

du Rocher, A. (2015). “Using science to understand anxiety related reaction times to visual emotion.” Talk presented at the Goldsmiths Annual Researcher Day, Goldsmiths; University of London.

 

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