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Research Assisting…. Me :)

If any psychology friends have any students with an interest in memory and cognitive ageing who have just graduated from a BSc pass on this link to them… It’s for an RA job working with me. Closing date Sunday 7th August. Full job specification and details of the role provided in the link here.




Even more new psychology experiments!

Slide1If you think any of these sound interesting, please click on the link to access the online study and participate. These are all studies from current students of mine here at Keele:

Lee: Memory and metacognition

David & Jiacheng: Motivation and cognition

Lingni: Functions of autobiographical memory

Rachael: Conscious awareness, memory, and metacognition

Full information about each study is provided on the first page. I hope you find them interesting.

Keele University School of Psychology: Two fully-funded PhD Studentships in the Centre for Psychological Research


Me on my PhD graduation day

If you’re interested in my research, come and work with me!

We currently have two fully-funded PhD Studentships in the Centre for Psychological Research at Keele University that you can apply for; to commence in September 2016.
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit our research web-pages to find out more about staff research interests. Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their potential project with prospective supervisors in advance of submitting their application.
Please note that you must provide the following with your application:
    • A full research proposal for your PhD (maximum 4 sides of A4)
    • A sample of academic work (maximum 5,000 words)
    • Two academic references
    • Copies of your previous qualifications
    • A completed Case for Support form (see Supplementary Information)

For further information please use the following link: http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/studentships/ (and scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Deadline for applications is 15th April 2016.

New memory experiments to participate in

I have some excellent undergraduate project students this year working on projects exploring a wide variety of memory topics. If you think any of these sound interesting, please click on the link to access the online study and participate!

Georgina: Memory and Facial Expression

Grace: Music and Memories Questionnaire

Mark: Memory, identity, and educational experiences

Mulongwe: Memory for life events cued by words and pictures

Full information about each study is provided on the first page. I hope you find them interesting.

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To remember is important.

Memory for Faces

New experiment available for participation: Memory for Faces

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Experiment will take about 30 minutes to participate in. Full instructions given on the first page.

Stimuli obtained from: Righi, G., Peissig, J. J., & Tarr, M. J. (2012). Recognizing disguised faces.Visual Cognition, 20(2), 143-169.

Perceptions of Competence: Age Moderates Views of Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease


Our paper on “Mrs Stevenson” is now published 🙂

Click here for a free ePrint:


Are obsessive-compulsive checking behaviours related to impaired performance on prospective memory or metacognitive tasks?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety-producing condition, characterised by repetitive compulsions and intrusive thoughts. Research by Cuttler and Graf (2007; 2008; 2009) indicates that impaired prospective memory (PM) could be responsible for obsessive-compulsive checking behaviours. PM is our memory to carry out an intended action in the future. For example, an event-based prospective memory may be remembering to post a letter when we next see a post-box; whilst a time-based prospective memory may be remember to call someone at 4 pm. PM tasks involve metacognitive monitoring, though little research has looked at traditional metacognitive monitoring tasks within OCD.

Until now….!

Jamie Adams, a student working with me this year, is conducting a research study looking at memory checking behaviours and metacognitive monitoring. We are looking for participants across the range of checking behaviours, whether you think you have any OCD tendencies or none at all you can participate:
Memory and Metacognition Study.


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