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Dr Liam Satchell is a lecturer in psychology. He studies theoretical and applied psychology, particularly focusing on personality psychology and psychopathology (normative aggression and psychopathy), ecologcial psychology and research design. 

I lead undergraduate (Introduction to Psychopathology and Clinical Disorders) and postgraduate (The Criminal Justice System and Legal Framework) modules. I have Masters dissertation and undergraduate project research supervisions. I have various other teaching responsibilities across individual differences, research methods and forensic psychology modules.

I am involved with the Centre for Forensic and Interviewing Psychology (focusing on research methodology and idiographic data for invesitgative contexts), Childhood and Youth research group (focusing on personality at young ages), the Social and Organisational Psychology research group (focusing on first impressions) and the Centre for Animal Welfare (focusing on non-human animal personality approaches to welfare).

He is a member-at-large for the committee of the British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences committee

Areas of expertise

  • Individual differences psychology
  • Personality (Human and non-human animal)
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Ecological Psychology
  • Research for applied/professional contexts (Security, Policing, Microcrime, Schools, etc) 


Journal Articles

Satchell, L.P. (2019) From photograph to face-to-face:Brief interactions change person and personality judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 82. 266-276. https://psyarxiv.com/f9xzy 

Satchell, L.P, Davis, J.D., Julle-Danière, E., Tupper, N. & Marshman, P. (2019) Recognising faces but not traits: Accurate personality judgment from faces is unrelated to superior face memory. Journal of Research in Personality, 79. 59-58. Doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2019.02.002.  https://psyarxiv.com/63whf

Vernham, Z., Vrij, A., Nahari, G., Leal, S., Mann, S., Satchell, L., & Orthey, R. (2020). Applying the verifiability approach to deception detection in alibi witness situations. Acta Psychologica.

Satchell., L., Johnson, H., Hudson, C. & Harper, C. (2019) Dispositional disinhibition and disordered drinking: Personality, alcohol abuse and risk appraisal. Substance Use and Misuse. https://psyarxiv.com/45u7x/

Satchell, L., Bacon, A., Firth, J. & Corr, P. (2018). Risk as Reward: Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory and Psychopathic Personality Perspectives on Everyday Risk-Taking. Personality and Individual Differences. 128(1), 162-169. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2018.02.039

Satchell, L. P., Akehurst, L., Morris, P. H., & Nee, C. (2018). Staying streetwise: Accurate judgments of approaching aggression in older age. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 14(1), 4453. doi:10.5964/ejop.v14i1.1369

Satchell, L., & Pearson, D. (2017). The Social Salience of Students’ Sub-Clinical Psychopathic Personality. Current Psychology. doi:10.1007/s12144-017-9758-6

Hudson, C. A., Satchell, L. P., & Adams-Quackenbush, N. (2018). It Takes Two: The Round-Robin Methodology for Investigative Interviewing Research. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02181

Satchell, L., Morris, P., Mills, C., O’Reilly, L., Marshman, P., & Akehurst, L. (2017). Evidence of Big Five and Aggressive Personalities in Gait Biomechanics. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 41(1), 3544 doi:10.1007/s10919-016-0240-1

Satchell, L., Akehurst, L. & Morris, P. (2017). Learning to Be Streetwise: The Acquisition of Accurate Judgments of Aggression. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 24(3), 356364. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2016.1247420

Satchell, L., Morris, P, Akehurst, L. & Morrison, E. (2017). Can Judgments of Threat Reflect an Approaching Person’s Trait Aggression? Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-016-9557-5

Satchell, L., Hoskins, S., Corr, P., & Moore, R. (2017). Ruminating on the Nature of Intelligence: Personality predicts Implicit Theories and Educational Persistence. Personality and Individual Differences. 113, 109114. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.03.025

Bacon, A., Corr., P., Satchell, L. (2018) A reinforcement sensitivity theory explanation of antisocial behaviour. Personality and Individual Differences 123, 87-93.

Piotti, P., Satchell, L. P., & Lockhart, T. S. (2018). Impulsivity and behaviour problems in dogs: A Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory perspective. Behavioural Processes, 151, 104110. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2018.03.012

Easton, S., Akehurst, L., Satchell, L., Turtle, S. (2017) An Evaluation of an Abbreviated Version of a Checklist to Aid Judgements of Credibility 1 in the Medico-legal Setting. Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology

Alogna, V. K., Attaya, M. K., Aucoin, P., Bahník, Š., Birch, S., Birt, A. R., [. . .] Satchell, L [...] Zwaan, R. A. (2014). Registered replication report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 556578. doi:10.1177/1745691614545653


Book chapters

Satchell, L. (2019) A primer on children’s personality and performance. In Hoskins, S (Ed.). Growth Mindset for Teachers (pp 21-39) London: SAGE.

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