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Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Munro, J., Lages, M., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (in press)
Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?. Journal of Forensic Sciences,

Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers?

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Murray, J. & MacLean, R. (2017)
Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers?. the Quarterly. , 41-44. ISSN 1746-6016
This discussion paper will look at heuristics (rule of thumb techniques for decision making), (Tversky & Kahneman, 1974) and their potential value. Typically, heuristics have ...

Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar.

Book
Murray, J. (2016)
Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in Learning and TeachingMerchiston Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9576882-8-5
Teaching research methods is challenging for both staff and students. With increasing expectations to teach a wider breadth of material, the balance and maintenance of suffici...

Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory

Journal Article
Dhami, M. K., & Murray, J. (2017)
Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory. The Spanish journal of psychology, 19(E51), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1017/sjp.2016.49
Understanding how people perceive the pros and cons of risky behaviors such as terrorism or violent extremism represents a first step in developing research testing rational c...

A theory-informed approach to developing visually mediated interventions to change behaviour using an asthma and physical activity intervention exemplar

Journal Article
Murray, J., Williams, B., Hoskins, G., Skar, S., McGhee, J., Treweek, S., …Gauld, D. (2016)
A theory-informed approach to developing visually mediated interventions to change behaviour using an asthma and physical activity intervention exemplar. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-016-0091-x
Background Visualisation techniques are used in a range of healthcare interventions. However, these frequently lack a coherent rationale or clear theoretical basis. This lack...

The effects of a recalled injustice on the experience of experimentally induced pain and anxiety in relation to just-world beliefs

Journal Article
McParland, J., Knussen, C., & Murray, J. (2016)
The effects of a recalled injustice on the experience of experimentally induced pain and anxiety in relation to just-world beliefs. European Journal of Pain, 20(9), 1392-1401. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.862
Background: A growing field of investigation into social justice cognitions and pain suggests perceived injustice has a negative impact on pain, but little is known about indi...

Demonstrating the links between psychology and biology: the practical use of Biopac in undergraduate psychology teaching.

Presentation / Conference
Murray, J., Shaw, M., & Willis, A. (2016, January)
Demonstrating the links between psychology and biology: the practical use of Biopac in undergraduate psychology teaching. Paper presented at The Teaching Fellows' Conference: innovations in teaching and supporting student learning, Edinburgh Napier University
For those unfamiliar with psychology, there is often a perception that it is a subject that is all about the mind and ‘talking therapies. However, since the 1930s this has not...

Investigating secondary school students' motivations for applying to university using Q-Methodology.

Presentation / Conference
Murray, J. (2016, January)
Investigating secondary school students' motivations for applying to university using Q-Methodology. Poster presented at The teaching fellows' conference: Innovations in teaching and supporting student learning, Edinburgh Napier University

Developing a theory-informed interactive animation to increase physical activity among young people with asthma.

Presentation / Conference
Murray, J., Todoran, A., Williams, B., & Hoskins, G. (2015, September)
Developing a theory-informed interactive animation to increase physical activity among young people with asthma
The current paper describes the development of a theory-informed interactive animation and which aims to increase levels of physical activity in young people with asthma. The ...

Can a Theory-Informed Interactive Animation Increase Intentions to Engage in Physical Activity in Young People with Asthma?

Conference Proceeding
Murray, J., Williams, B., Hoskins, G., Skar, S., McGhee, J., Gauld, D., …Hagen, S. (2014)
Can a Theory-Informed Interactive Animation Increase Intentions to Engage in Physical Activity in Young People with Asthma?. In Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services, (289-300). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07227-2_28
A theoretically-informed interactive animation was developed, using themes drawn from psychology, sociology, applied health research, and narrative theory, which aimed to enco...