Staff profile

Dr Malcolm Schofield


Lecturer in Psychology

Malcom Schofield stood on the balcony in the atrium.

College

College of Life and Natural Sciences

Department

School of Human Sciences

Email

m.schofield@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Lecturer in Psychology, programme leader for the MRes in Psychology and module leader for Advanced Quantitative Research Methods.

Teaching responsibilities

I am a programme leader for the MRes in Psychology and the module leader on the Advanced Quantitative Research Methods. I also teach across a wide range of modules at undergraduate level, including various research methods modules, Human Behaviour and Evolution, and Anomalous and Parapsychology.

Research interests

My research interests include: paranormal belief, religious belief, and spirituality. Also, I am interested in personality, specifically the dark tetrad of personality.

I am current supervising the following PhD student:

Natasha Beeson - Investigating Theories of Belief Bias: Individual Differences in Interpretation, Strategy Selection and Performance.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Schofield, M.B. (August, 2019). The Effect of Context and Supernatural Belief on Cognition. 2019 Parapsychological Association Conference, Paris

Schofield, M.B. (August, 2018). Modelling Supernatural Belief: Cognition and Personality. 2018 Parapsychological Association Conference, Petaluma, CA

Schofield, M.B. (April, 2018). Cognitive and Personality Differences in Supernatural Belief. 2018 Bial Foundation Conference, Porto

Schofield, M.B. (July, 2017). Creation and Validation of the Belief in the Supernatural Scale. 2017 Parapsychological Association Conference, Athens

Schofield, M.B. (May, 2016). Creation and Validation of the Belief in the Supernatural Scale (poster). University of Derby Annual Research Conference

Schofield, M.B. (April, 2016). Creation and Validation of the Belief in the Supernatural Scale. 2016 Postgraduate Research Conference

Schofield, M.B. (January, 2015). Mental representations of the supernatural: A Cluster Analysis of religious, spiritual and paranormal belief. New Horizons 2015 Postgraduate Research Conference

Schofield, M.B. (September, 2014). Mental representations of the supernatural: A Cluster Analysis of religious, spiritual and paranormal belief. The Society for Psychical Research 38th Annual Convention

Schofield, M.B. (January, 2014). Predicting paranormal belief using critical thinking, metacognition and magical ideation. New Horizons 2014 Postgraduate Research Conference

Experience in industry

January 2017 to present - Lecturer at the University of Derby

September 2013 to January 2017 - Associate Lecturer at the University of Derby

June 2013 to Present - Associate Academic at the University of Derby

May 2013 to September 2013 - Research Assistant (University of Derby). Head of research: Dr Miles Richardson (Psychology Department, University of Derby)

Recent publications

Aubeeluck, A., Stupple, E., Schofield, M. B., Hughes, A. C., van der Meer, L., Landwehrmeyer, B., & Ho, A. K. (2019). An International Validation of a Clinical Tool to Assess Carers’ Quality of Life in Huntington’s Disease. Frontiers in Psychology10, 1658.

Elander, J., Bij, D., Kapadi, R., Schofield, M.B., Osias, A., Khalid, N., Kaya, B., & Telfer, P. (2019). Development and validation of the Satisfaction with Treatment for Pain Questionnaire (STPQ) among patients with sickle cell disease. British Journal of Haematology.

Beeson, N., Stupple, E.J.N., Schofield, M.B., & Staples, P. (2019). Mental Models or Probabilistic Reasoning or Both: Reviewing the Evidence for and Implications of Dual-Strategy Models of Deductive Reasoning. Psychological Topics28, 21-35.

Hunt, T.E., Bagdasar, O., Sheffield, D., & Schofield, M.B. (2019). Assessing domain specificity in the measurement of mathematics calculation anxiety. Educational Research International.

Schofield, M.B., Baker, I.S., Staples, P., & D. Sheffield. (2018). The creation and validation of the Belief in the Supernatural Scale. Journal of Parapsychology, 82 (1), 41-64.

Elander, J., Richardson, C., Morris, J., Robinson, G., & Schofield, M. B. (2017). Motivational and behavioural models of change: A longitudinal analysis of change among men with chronic haemophilia‐related joint pain. European Journal of Pain21 (8), 1384-1396.

Elander, J., Said, O., Maratos, F. A., Dys, A., Collins, H., & Schofield, M. B. (2017). Development and validation of a short-form Pain Medication Attitudes Questionnaire (PMAQ-14). Pain158 (3), 400-407.

Schofield, M.B., Baker, I.S., Staples, P., & D. Sheffield. (2016). Mental representations of the supernatural: A Cluster Analysis of religiosity, spirituality and paranormal belief. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 419–424.

Irwin, H. J., Schofield, M.B., & Baker, I. S. (2014). Dissociative tendencies, sensory-processing sensitivity, and aberrant salience as predictors of anomalous experience and paranormal attributions. Journal for the Society of Psychical Research, 78.4 (917), 193-207.

Baker, I. S., Schofield, M. B., & Staples, P. (2014). A review of “Education in Parapsychology: Student and Instructor Perspectives” by H. J. Irwin. Journal of the Society of Psychical Research, 78.4 (917), 240-242.