Dr Liam Cross

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Information

Research Qualifications
My research specialism is in embodied and social cognition. My two main current research streams are
1) The social consequences of coordination. How moving in time with each other in rhythmic ways leads to pro-group behavior.
2) The link between Autism, Anthropomorphism and Theory of Mind. How individuals with autism may have a penchant for anthropomorphism and this may ameliorate typical ToM differences.
Aside from these I am also interested in social identity and social/embodied cognition more generally, in particular how online and virtual interactions may affect these things.
BSc (Hons) Psychology, Lancaster University, 2012.
PhD Psychology, Leeds Beckett University, 2015.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Institutional Learning and Teaching Fellow, 2015.
Teaching Contact
PSY1111: Introduction to Personality, Social and Developmental Psychology (Module Leader)
PSY1112: Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology
PSY1109: Essential Skills in Applied Psychology
PSY1117: Real World Psychology
PSY2113: Social Psychology
PSY3142: Social Neuroscience
PSY3135: Psychology Dissertation
PSY3136: Reflections and Future Directions
PhD Supervision
Dr Liam Cross
Department of Psychology
Edge Hill University
St Helen’s Road
Ormskirk
L39 4QP
Phone: 01695 657497
Email: Liam Cross
Office: LP 2.59
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Liam_Cross2

Publications

Full-text links of these publications are available on the Edge Hill University Research Information Repository

Journal articles

Atherton, G & Cross, L. (2020). Walking in My Shoes: Imagined Synchrony Improves Attitudes Towards Out-groups. Psychological Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12646-020-00568-6

Cross, L. (2020). Walking In My Shoes. The Psychologist, 33, 24-27

Cross, L., Wilsdon, L., Henson, H., Michael, J., & Atherton G., (in press) Still want to help: Entrainments effects on helping behaviour after a 24-hour delay. Acta Psychologica

Hamlin, I., Taylor, P.J., Cross, L., MacInnes, K., van der Zee, S. (2020). A psychometric investigation into the structure of deception strategy use. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology . doi.org/10.1007/s11896

Cross, L., & Atherton, G. (2019). Beyond Neurodiversity. The Psychologist, 32, 2-3.

Cross, L., Faraha, M., & Atherton, G. (2019).The animal in me: Enhancing emotion recognition in adolescents with autism using animal filters. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Doi:10.1007/s10803-019-04179-7

Cross, L. Faraha, M., & Atherton, G., (in press). The animal in me: Enhancing emotion recognition in adolescents with autism using animal filters. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Atherton, G., Sebanz, N., Cross, L. (2019). Imagine all the synchrony: Actual and imagined synchronous walking’s effects on attitudes towards marginalised groups. PlosOne, 14(5) e0216585. doi.10.1371/.02220264

Atherton G., Cross, L. (2019) Animal faux pas: Two legs good four legs bad for ToM, but not in the BAP. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1-15. doi.10.1080/00221325.2019.1593100

Cross, L., Wilson, A. D., Golonka, S. (2019). I’ll just watch: The pro-social consequences of coordinated rhythmic movement towards non-movers. The Journal of Social Psychology. doi.10.1080/00224545.2019.1623161

Cross, L., Turgeon, M., Atherton, G. (2019). How moving together binds us together: A Review of the socio-emotional effects of interpersonal entrainment. Open Psychology 1: 273-302. doi.10.1515-2018-0018

Cross, L., Turgeon, M., Atherton, G., (2019). Moving with the in-crowd: Interpersonal entrainment and cooperation in in vs. out -groups. Current Psychology. 10. doi.10.1007/s12144-019-00283-0

Lynott, D., Walsh, M., McEnery, T., Connell, L., Cross, L & Marsh K. (2019). Are you what you read? Predicting implicit attitudes towards immigration based on linguistic distributional cues from newspaper readership. Frontiers in Psychology 10:842 doi:10.3389/2019.00842.

Cross, L., Wilson, A. D., & Golonka, S. (2018). How moving together brings us together: When coordinated rhythmic movement affects cooperation. In Richardson, M. J., Schmidt, R. C.,Dale, R., Kallen, R. W., Raczaszek-Leonardi, J. (Eds.), Dynamics of Joint-Action, Social Coordination and Multi-Agent Activity. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88945-420-4.

Atherton, G., Cross, L. (2018). Seeing more than human: Anthropomorphic theory of mind and autism. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:528. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00528.

Atherton, G., Lummis, B., Day, S. X., & Cross, L. (2018). What am I thinking? Perspective-taking from the perspective of adolescents with autism. Autism, 23(5), 1186-1200. Doi.1362361318793409.

Cross, L., Atherton, G., Wilson, A. D., Golonka, S. (2017). Imagined steps: Can mental simulation of coordinated rhythmic movement affect pro-sociality? Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1798. 10.3389, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01798.

Cross, L., Wilson, A. D., Golonka, S. (2016). How moving together brings us together: When coordinated rhythmic movement affects cooperation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1983. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01983

Research Grants/Awards

Cross, L. (2016). Utilizing digital technology to advance learning experience and outcomes in HE. Digital Ambassadors Grant. 2016 (£1000)

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