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Alison Jane Martingano, Ph.D. specializes in social, personality and health psychology. Her research investigates how people are able to understand each other. Given the neural complexity of the human brain, trying to comprehend the contents of another person’s mind is likely the most complicated task that any of us undertake regularly. Alison Jane investigates how different types of communication, empathy and stereotypes influence people’s understanding of each other. She also investigates the impact of integrating technological advancements into human interactions. Alison Jane defended her Ph.D. in Cognitive, Social and Developmental Psychology in 2020 at the New School for Social Research. Alison Jane also holds an M.Phil. and M.A. in psychology from the New School for Social Research and a B.Sc. (hons) from the University of York. As a postdoctoral Researcher at the National Institute for Health she continues to use her methodological expertise to investigate emerging technologies for health benefits. Alison Jane’s research has been published in academic journals such as Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences, PLoS One, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence as well as being featured in programs such as BBC Radio 4, The Digital Human. She is the winner of several early career research and teaching awards and is a passionate educator, having held several teaching positions at various higher education institutions.
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