McHugh, Cillian, Dr.

McHugh, Cillian, Dr.

Name: 
Dr. Cillian McHugh
Email: 
cillian.mchugh@ul.ie
Phone: 
+353 61 213073
Role: 
Faculty
Room: 
EM-017

Biographical Details

Cillian McHugh completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Mary Immaculate College (MIC) Limerick.  He is a graduate of the B.Ed. in Education and Psychology programme, and proceeded to complete his Ph.D. in the spring of 2018 (under the joint supervision of Dr Marek McGann (MIC), Dr Eric R. Igou (UL) and Dr Elaine L. Kinsella (UL)).  He has tutored and lectured in Mary Immaculate College with the Academic Learning Centre, the Access Office, and with the Department of Psychology.  He started with the Department of Psychology in UL in August 2018.

 

Research Interests

Cillian McHugh is an Experimental Psychologist specialising in cognitive and social psychology.  The main focus of my research to date has been on morality and moral judgement.  My interests extend beyond the moral domain to include learning and knowledge acquisition, categorisation, skill/expertise, meaning, motivation, and memory.  My theoretical interests include Ecological Psychology, Embodiment, and Dynamical Systems.  I am also an advocate for open science and I publish my data and my analyses on the Open Science Framework (whenever appropriate).

 

Teaching 18/19

PS4168: Economic Psychology

PS4033: Research Methods

PS4012: Human Development and Lifespan

 

Other Activities

Member of Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)

Current member of B.Ed. and Psychology Course Board in Mary Immaculate College

Former member of Various Committees including UL Academic Regulations Committee

 

Research Profile

 

Peer Review Articles:

McHugh, C., McGann, M., Igou, E. R., & Kinsella, E. L. (2017). Searching for Moral Dumbfounding: Identifying Measurable Indicators of Moral Dumbfounding. Collabra: Psychology, 3(1), 1-23. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.79

 

Selected Conference Presentations:

McHugh, C., McGann, M., Igou, E. R., Kinsella, E. L., (2018, July). Reasons or Rationalisations. London Reasoning Workshop, Birbeck University of London, London, England. 

McHugh, C., McGann, M., Igou, E. R., Kinsella, E. L., (2017, April). Rationalising Moral Judgements. Paper Presented at the Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference, Limerick Institute of Technology, Co. Limerick, Ireland. 

McHugh, C., McGann, M., Igou, E. R., Kinsella, E. L., (2016, July). Searching for Moral Dumbfounding. Paper Presented at the First Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Judgement and Decision Making Studies, Palma, Mallorca, Spain. 

McHugh, C., McGann, M., Igou, E. R., Kinsella, E. L., (2016, April). Investigating Moral Dumbfounding. Paper Presented at PSI Psychology Student Congress, University of Ulster, Colraine, Co. Derry, UK.

McHugh, C., McGann, M., Igou, E. R., (2015, August). Moral Dumbfounding and Categorisation. OZSW Morality PhD Summer School, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

McHugh, C., McGann, M., Igou, E. R., (2015, May). Incidental Disgust and Moral Judgements. Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

McHugh, C., McGann, M., (2014, May). The Nature of Categorisation. Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference, Limerick Institute of Technology, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

 

Invited Talks:

McHugh, C., McGann, M., Igou, E. R., Kinsella, E. L., (2016, August). Video Games and Moral Judgement. Paper Presented at The Dark Side of Cyberpsychology: The Psychological Society of Ireland Student Affairs Group - The Irish Slovenian Psychology Student Exchange, Dublin, Ireland.

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