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Dr Liam Satchell is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. He studies methodology and individual differences, particularly focussing on personality psychology and psychopathology (psychopathy, anxiety), ecologicial psychology and research design. 

He is the module leader for Introduction to Psychopathology and Clinical Disorders (Year 1) and Personality and Individual Differences (Year 2). He supervises Masters and undergraduate research projects on a variety of topics related to psychopathology, first impressions and methodology. He has various other teaching responsibilities across individual differences, research methods and forensic psychology modules.

He is involved with the Centre for Forensic and Investigative Psychology (focussing on research methodology and idiographic data for investigative contexts), the Childhood and Youth Psychology Research Group (focussing on personality at young ages), the Social and Organisational Psychology Research Group (focussing on first impressions), the Centre for Animal Welfare (focussing on non-human animal personality approaches to welfare) and the Cold Case Unit (focusing on psychological advice for cold case investigations).

He is the current Secretary of the British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences.

Areas of expertise

  • Individual differences in personality and psychopathology 
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Ecological Psychology
  • Research for applied/professional contexts (Security, Policing, Microcrime, Schools, etc) 


Journal articles

Satchell, L., Kaaronen, R. & Latzman, R. (2021) An ecological approach to personality:Psychological traits as drivers and consequences of active perception. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. hhttps://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12595
Satchell, L., Fido, D., Harper, C., Shaw, H., Davidson, B., Ellis, D., Hart, C., Jalil, R., Bartoli, A., Kaye, L., Lancaster, G. & Pavetich, M. (2020) Development of an Offline-Friend Addiction Questionnaire (O-FAQ): Are most people really social addicts? Behavioral Research Methods. https://psyarxiv.com/7x85m
Satchell, L.P., Mayes, H.S., Lee, A.J., O'Reilly, L., Akehurst, L. & Morris, P. (2020) Is threat in the way they move? Influences of Static and dynamic information on threat judgments of unknown people. Evolutionary Psychological Sciencehttps://psyarxiv.com/rjfcm/

Jones, A.J., Satchell, L.P., Jaeger, B. & Schild, C. (2020) Misunderstanding COVID-19 and digit ratio: Methodological and statistical issues in Manning and Fink (2020). Early Human Developmenthttps://psyarxiv.com/ht74e

Haper, C.A., Satchell, L.P, Fido, D & Latzman, R.D (2020) Functional fear predicts public health compliance in the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (1) https://psyarxiv.com/jkfu3/

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 Psychologica204, 103020.

Hudson, C. A., Vrij, A., Akehurst, L., Hope, L., & Satchell, L. P. (2020). Veracity is in the eye of the beholder: A lens model examination of consistency and deception. Applied Cognitive Psychology.

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. (2020) Psychology of perceptual error in forensic practice. In Birch, Nirenberg, Vernon & Birch (Eds). Forensic Gait Analysis Principles and Practice.  

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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