Publications

Sidhu, D. M., & Pexman, P. M. (in press). The sound symbolism of names. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Lund, T., Sidhu, D. M., & Pexman, P. M. (2019). Sensitivity to emotion information in children’s lexical processing. Cognition, 190, 61-71. Link

Friesen, J. P., Kawakami, K., Vingilis-Jaremko, L., Caprara, R., Sidhu, D. M., Williams, A., … & Niedenthal, P. (2019). Perceiving happiness in an intergroup context: The role of race and attention to the eyes in differentiating between true and false smiles. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology116, 375-395. Link

Pexman, P. M., Muraki, E., Sidhu, D. M., Siakaluk, P. D., & Yap, M. J. (2018). Quantifying sensorimotor experience: Body–object interaction ratings for more than 9,000 English words. Behavior Research Methods, 1-14. Link

Sidhu, D. M., McDougall, K. H., Jalava, S. T., & Bodner, G. E. (2018). Prediction of beauty and liking ratings for abstract and representational paintings using subjective and objective measures. PloS ONE. Link

Zdrazilova, L., Sidhu, D. M., & Pexman, P. M. (2018). Communicating abstract meaning: concepts revealed in words and gestures. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences373(1752), 20170138. Link

Westbury, C., Hollis, G., Sidhu, D. M., & Pexman, P. M. (2018). Weighing up the evidence for sound symbolism: Distributional properties predict cue strength. Journal of Memory & Language. Link

Sidhu, D. M., & Pexman, P. M. (2017). Five mechanisms of sound symbolic association. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.
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Sidhu, D. M., & Pexman, P. M. (2017). Lonely sensational icons: Semantic neighbourhood density, sensory experience and iconicity. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.
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Sidhu, D. M., & Pexman, P. M. (2016). A Prime Example of the Maluma/Takete Effect? Testing for Sound-Symbolic Priming. Cognitive Science.
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Siakaluk, P., Newcombe, I., Duffels, B., Li, E., Sidhu, D. M., Yap, M. J., & Pexman, P. M. (2016). Effects of emotional experience in lexical decision. Frontiers in Psychology.
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Sidhu, D. M., Heard, A., & Pexman, P. M. (2016). Is more always better? Semantic richness effects and verb meaning. Frontiers in Psychology.
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Sidhu, D. M., & Pexman, P. M. (2016). Is Moving More Memorable than Proving? Effects of Embodiment and Imagined Enactment on Verb Memory. Frontiers in Psychology.
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Sidhu, D. M., Pexman, P. M., & Saint-Aubin, J. (2016). From the Bob/Kirk effect to the Benoit/Éric effect: Testing the mechanism of name sound symbolism in two languages. Acta Psychologica.
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Sidhu, D. M. & Pexman, P. M. (2015). What’s in a name? The effects of sound symbolism in first names. PLoS ONE.
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Moffat, M., Siakaluk, P. D., Sidhu, D. M., & Pexman, P. M. (2014). Situated conceptualization and semantic processing: Effects of emotional experience and context availability in verbal semantic categorization and naming tasks. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.
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Kawakami, K., Williams, A., Sidhu, D., Vilaythong, O., Choma, B. L., Rodriguez-Bailón, R., Cañadas, E., & Hugenberg, K. (2014). An eye for the I: Preferential attention to the eyes of ingroup members. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
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Sidhu, D. M., Kwan, R., Pexman, P. M., & Siakaluk, P. D. (2014). Effects of relative embodiment in lexical and semantic processing of verbs. Acta Psychologica.
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