WEEKDAY LAB

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This psychological research explores how behaviour and cognitive performance changes across the calendar week. We frequently integrate converging evidence from laboratory based behavioural experiments and large scale secondary data analysis.

PUBLIC DISSEMINATION

2016 Newstalk FM Interview: The science and myths behind 'that Friday Feeling'

2015 The Conversation

2015 Weekday confusion research featured in over 100 international press outlets

2012 Missed appointments research featured across the BBC

08-12 Numerous public experiments at Glasgow Science Centre

PUBLICATIONS

Sanders J. and Jenkins, R. (2016). Weekly fluctuations in risk tolerance and voting behaviour. PLOS ONE 11(7): e0159017.

Ellis, D.A., Wiseman R. and Jenkins, R. (2015). Mental Representations of Weekdays. PLOS ONE 10(8): e0134555.

Ellis, D. A. and Jenkins, R. (2012) Weekday Affects Attendance Rate for Medical Appointments: Large-Scale Data Analysis and Implications. PLOS ONE 7(12): e51365.

Kyle, S. D., Ellis, D. A., Jenkins, R., and Espie, C. A. (2012). Missed appointments at hospital outpatient clinics in Scotland during transitions into and out of daylight saving time. Journal of Sleep Research, (1), 152.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Shaw, H. (2015). "It's just another manic Monday!" How the weekly cycle effects social and occupational organisation. Talk presented at the 30th Annual PsyPAG conference, 22-24 July, Glasgow, UK.

Sanders, J. and Jenkins, R (2014) Midweek dips in risk taking and mood. Talk presented at WRDTC Induction Conference, Leeds, UK.

Sanders, J. and Jenkins, R.(2014) Weekday effects on mood and risk taking. Talk presented at Minds Across Cultures Conference, University of York, York, UK.

Sanders, J., Ellis, D. A. and Jenkins, R. (2012). Psychological effects of weekday on pedestrian road crossing behaviour. Talk presented to Glasgow City Council, September 12, Glasgow, UK.

Kyle, S. D., Ellis, D. A., Jenkins, R. and Espie, C. A. (2012). Missed appointments at hospital outpatient clinics in Scotland during transitions into and out of daylight saving time. Poster presented at the 21st Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, September 4-8, Paris, France.

Ellis, D. A. and Jenkins, R. (2011). I thought today was Wednesday: Distortions of time surrounding the current day. Talk presented at the British Psychology Society - Annual Cognitive Section Conference: Timing Symposium, September 6-8, Keele, UK.

Ellis, D. A. and Jenkins, R. (2011). I keep thinking it's Thursday: Cognitive confusions over the day of the week. Talk presented at the Experimental Psychology Society, July 6-8, Nottingham, UK.

Ellis, D. A. and Jenkins, R. (2010). Is today Wednesday? Cognitive confusion surrounding the current day. Talk presented at the 25th annual PsyPAG conference, July 21-23, Sheffield, UK.

OTHER RESOURCES

Jeff Sisson's webpage counts the number of times people on Twitter say something like "today feels like a ___" for any given day of the week.

PEOPLE

Dr David A. Ellis, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, UK

Dr Rob Jenkins, Department of Psychology, University of York, UK

Miss Jet Sanders, Department of Psychology, University of York, UK

Miss Heather Shaw, School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, UK