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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.


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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Student research projects 2014-15


I have a number of excellent undergraduate students pursuing interesting research ideas for their Final Year Projects this year.

Three of their studies are ready for participants to take part in online:

Alexia Paul: Autobiographical memory and its functions.

Kirsty Morgan: What are we afraid of, and why?

Sophie Whittaker: Imagination, identity, and memory.

Clicking on the links above should open the study web page in a new tab/window. Full instructions about each study are given on the first page. Participation is entirely voluntary and you can exit the study at any time and your data will be deleted and not analysed.

Thanks in advance for participating!

Know vs. Familiar – paper now online

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Author-permission copies of my latest paper are now available from this link: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/sSUBhp29nCNuXpKmycMs/full

Or if you have access to Memory through your institution please go here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09658211.2014.945460

Online memory experiment #1 is ready for YOU to participate


Over the last few months I’ve been learning to use Qualtrics online software for carrying out memory experiments and the first one is finally ready to for YOU to participate! Yes, I mean YOU, you reading this right now!

In the experiment you’ll study some words and then your memory will be tested for those words. Not too difficult, eh?

It should only take 20-25 minutes to complete. All instructions and consent information are provided on the front page.

Please click on this link to go to the experiment: Memory Experiment

Many thanks in advance!

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Psychology research using Qualtrics

Over the past month I have been developing my first memory experiment to collect data online using Qualtrics.

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