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Dr Nabil Hasshim

Job: Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom





Personal profile

My primary research interest is in the cognitive mechanisms required in performing selective attention tasks. My current work focusus on how different experimental designs affects the measurement of cognitive processes, and the role of top-down control vs bottom-up associative learning, in the Stroop task. 

I am generally an experimental psychology and methods nerd, having worked on a variety of topics within cognitive psychology during my previous stints as a researcher at the Applied Cognitive Development Lab in NIE Singapore, and UCD BabyLab.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Psychological Science

Publications and outputs 

Parris, B. A., Wadsley, M. G., Hasshim, N., Benattayallah, A., Augustinova, M., & Ferrand, L. (2019). An fMRI study of response and semantic conflict in the Stroop task. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2426.

Hasshim, N., Downes, M., Bate, S., & Parris, B.A. (2019). Response time distribution analysis of semantic and response interference in a manual response Stroop task. Experimental Psychology, 66, 231-238. DOI 10.1027/1618-3169/a000445. 

Bate, S., Frowd, C., Bennetts, R., Hasshim, N., Portch, E., Murray, E., & Dudfield, G. (2019). The consistency of superior face recognition skills in police officers. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33(5), 828-842. DOI: 10.1002/acp.3525 

Bate, S., Bennetts, R., Hasshim, N., Portch, E., Murray, E., Burns, E., & Dufield, G. (2019). The limits of super recognition: An other-ethnicity effect in individuals with extraordinary face recognition skills. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(3), 363-377. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000607 

Hasshim, N., & Parris, B.A. (2018). Trial type mixing substantially reduces the response set effect in the Stroop task. Acta Psychologica, 189, 43-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.03.002 

Bate, S., Frowd, C., Bennetts, R., Hasshim, N., Murray, E., Bobak, A. K., Wills, H., & Richards, S. (2018). Applied screening tests for the detection of superior face recognition. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 3(1), 22. DOI: 10.1186/s41235-018-0116-5 

Hasshim, N., & Parris, B.A.(2015). Assessing stimulus-stimulus (semantic) conflict in the Stroop task using saccadic two-to-one color response mapping and pre-response pupillary measures. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 77(8), 2601-2610. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-015-0971-9 

Hasshim, N., & Parris, B.A.(2014). Two-to-one color-response mapping and the presence of semantic conflict in the Stroop task. Frontiers in Psychology. 5:1157. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01157 

Lee, K., Ng, S. F., Pe, M. L., Ang, S. Y., Hasshim, N., & Bull, R. (2012). The cognitive underpinnings of emerging mathematical skills: Executive functioning, patterns, numeracy, and arithmetic. British Journal of Educational Psychology. 82, 82-99. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8279.2010.02016.x 


PhD in Psychology (Bournemouth University)

BSocSci in Psychology (National University of Singapore)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Experimental Psychology Society

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