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Prospective metacognitive judgments: Memory experiment

968839-36191ff8-b804-11e4-b41b-d516c533d6a5One more psychology experiment that you can participate in if you are willing! This one is a little different though – it’s about metacognitive judgments that you can make while studying information and how accurate these are at predicting your later memory performance.

Full details are provided on the first page of the study.
Click here to access: MEMORY EXPERIMENT

Many thanks if you are willing to take part.

Recognition decisions: Memory experiment

stick-man-thinking-clipart-panda-free-clipart-images-3rfdat-clipartI have another psychology experiment that you can participate in if you are willing. It is about the memory processes underlying recognition decisions and will involve you taking a memory test and another quick cognitive task.

Full details are provided on the first page of the study, click here to access: MEMORY EXPERIMENT

Many thanks if you are willing to take part 🙂

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.

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.

ESRC Future Research Leader award

JPG RGB LargeIn January 2015 I applied for a Future Research Leader award from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This award scheme is a prestigious scheme through which the ESRC funds the research of a small number of early career researchers who have the potential to be future leaders in their research fields.

This was the first big grant that I have applied for and I found it very stressful writing the application and dealing with the ‘impostor feeling’ and that I was not good enough to receive this type of award, especially as I know this grant scheme is extremely prestigious and very competitive. Continue reading

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.

OCD

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Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014: The winners are…

A colleague (and friend) Richard Stephens from Keele School of Psychology just won the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014 – well done Richard! His winning piece “Don’t say cheese, say cheeks” will appear in full in the Guardian/the Observer and on the Wellcome Trust blog in the coming weeks

Wellcome Trust Blog

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The winners of the fourth Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize were announced this evening at a ceremony held at Wellcome Trust HQ in London. With over 600 entries to choose from, picking a single winner in each category was no simple task…

IMG_0959“Communicating with the public in getting their insight into the work you do can help inform your research questions,” says Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar. That’s one of the reasons it is so important for us to nurture the next generation of science writers and encourage scientists to think about ways of communicating their work.

The Wellcome Trust science writing prize, run in conjunction with the Guardian and the Observer, is an opportunity for aspiring science communicators to write about research that inspires them, and we’re always delighted with the high quality and number of entries that we receive.

Split into two categories – professional scientists (postgraduate…

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