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Dr Malcolm Schofield

Dr Malcolm Schofield, BSc, MRes, PhD, is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby in the UK. The University of Derby awarded Malcolm his PhD for research on supernatural belief, cognition and personality. His research at Derby has continued his interest in supernatural belief and has researched other areas such as dark personality traits, metacognition and paranormal experience.

He is currently the Editor of the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.

Selected Publications

Schofield, M.B., Baker, I.S., Staples, P., & D. Sheffield. (Accepted). Modelling Supernatural Belief: Cognition and Personality. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.

Barbett, L., Stupple, E. J. N., Sweet, M., Schofield, M. B., & Richardson, M. (2020). Measuring Actions for Nature—Development and Validation of a Pro-Nature Conservation Behaviour Scale. Sustainability, 12(12), 4885. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12124885

Schofield, M.B. (2019). Exceptional Experiences: CEP's 20th Annual Conference (Review). Consciousness & Experience, 11, 17-18.

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 Psychology, 10, 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 Topics. 28, 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 Pain, 21 (8), 1384-1396.

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.