Torch

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychology

Summary

Kevin Riggs has research interests in cognition and development. He is particularly interested higher cognitive functions, including social and logical reasoning, imaginative thinking, the executive functions, and, more recently, language. His research has been funded by various universities as well as the Economic and Social Research Council, the NHS, the French Centre for scientific research (CNRS) and the European Science Foundation. He joined the University of Hull in 2011 after lecturing posts at the universities of Sheffield, Birmingham and London Guildhall.

Recent outputs

View more outputs

Journal Article

Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children"

O’Connor, R. J., Lindsay, S., Mather, E., & Riggs, K. J. (2019). Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children?. Cognitive neuroscience, 10(4), 221-222. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1574260

Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data

O'Connor, R., & Riggs, K. (2019). Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data. Current directions in psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419858426

Fine motor control underlies the association between response inhibition and drawing skill in early development

Simpson, A., Al Ruwaili, R., Jolley, R., Leonard, H., Geeraert, N., & Riggs, K. J. (2019). Fine motor control underlies the association between response inhibition and drawing skill in early development. Child Development, 90(3), 911-923. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12949

Counter-intuitive moral judgement following traumatic brain injury

Rowley, D. A., Rogish, M., Alexander, T., & Riggs, K. J. (2018). Counter-intuitive moral judgement following traumatic brain injury. Journal of neuropsychology, 12(2), 200-215. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnp.12117

Automatic visual-spatial perspective taking in alcohol-dependence: A study with happy emotional faces

Cox, S., Maurage, P., O'Connor, R., Chandler, C., & Riggs, K. (2018). Automatic visual-spatial perspective taking in alcohol-dependence: A study with happy emotional faces. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 190, 42-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.05.025

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Riggs welcomes applications from students interested in word learning, action learning, tool use, theory of mind, and counterfactual thinking.

Completed PhDs

- Dr Cathy Grant (1999) Autism and theory of mind

- Dr Andrew Simpson (2004) Cognitive development / inhibitory processing

- Dr Dan Carroll (2004) Cognitive development / executive functions

- Dr Helen Broadley (2011) Autism and Counseling

- Dr Amanda Holland (2014) Fast mapping / word learning

- Dr Sharon Cox (2014) Theory of mind and addiction

- Dr Iveta Eimontaite (2016) Neural correlates of decision making (2nd sup)

- Dr Dane Rowley (2016) Moral & social reasoning in TBI patients

- Erin Dysart (2013-2016 ) Action & word learning

- Jennifer Boland (2014-2017) Hypothetical thinking in depression (2nd sup)

- Wan Ying Zhao (2014-2017) Neural correlates of gesture processing (2nd sup)

Current students

- Andrew Lucas (2017-2020) Word learning in adults

- Lee Parkin (2018-2021) Neural correlates of spatial processing (2nd sup)

- Joshua Plant (2018- ) Perspective taking in autism

Journal editorial role

Editor: Child Development Research

2011

Editor: Frontiers in Psychology

2015

Editor: L' Annee Psychologie

2009

Other

ESRC college of reviewers

2008