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The effects of dual-task interference in predicting turn-ends in speech and music

Journal Article
Fisher, N. K., Hadley, L. V., Corps, R. E., & Pickering, M. J. (2021)
The effects of dual-task interference in predicting turn-ends in speech and music. Brain Research, 1768, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2021.147571
Determining when a partner’s spoken or musical turn will end requires well-honed predictive abilities. Evidence suggests that our motor systems are activated during perception...

Female Narcissism: Assessment, Aetiology, and Behavioural Manifestations

Journal Article
Green, A., MacLean, R., & Charles, K. (in press)
Female Narcissism: Assessment, Aetiology, and Behavioural Manifestations. Psychological Reports, https://doi.org/10.1177/00332941211027322
Despite putative gender differences in the expression of narcissism, prominent theories have virtually dismissed the role of females in the development and manifestation of na...

The importance of detailed context reinstatement for the production of identifiable composite faces from memory

Journal Article
Fodarella, C., Marsh, J. E., Chu, S., Athwal-Kooner, P., Jones, H. S., Skelton, F. C., …Frowd, C. D. (2021)
The importance of detailed context reinstatement for the production of identifiable composite faces from memory. Visual Cognition, 29(3), 180-200. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2021.1890292
Memory is facilitated by reflecting upon, or revisiting, the environment in which information was encoded. We investigated these “context reinstatement” (CR) techniques to imp...

Bilingualism: The foreign language effect does not extend to rational decision making

Journal Article
Curley, L., Carruthers, L., & Piotrowska, B. (2020)
Bilingualism: The foreign language effect does not extend to rational decision making. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 17(1),
This research investigated if the foreign language effect extended to rationality. Four groups (English speaking monolingual group; Polish speaking monolingual group; Bilingua...

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

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Munro, J., Lages, M., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2020)
Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 65(2), 668-670. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14273
Author's response to "Commentary on: Curley LJ, Munro J, Lages M, MacLean R, Murray J. Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: a review and outlook. J Forensic Sci doi...

Constructing identifiable composite faces: The importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure.

Journal Article
Skelton, F. C., Frowd, C. D., Hancock, P. J. B., Jones, H. S., Jones, B. C., Fodarella, C., …Logan, K. (2020)
Constructing identifiable composite faces: The importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26(3), 507-521. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000257
We investigated the impact of congruency between the witness interview and method used to construct a composite face. Experiment 1, using a typical feature-by-feature composi...

An analysis of nudging as a social marketing technique using Front of Pack nutrition labels: A study of women's perceptions of food labels

Thesis
Soraghan, C. An analysis of nudging as a social marketing technique using Front of Pack nutrition labels: A study of women's perceptions of food labels. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2090514
Recently, social marketers have adopted the use of ‘nudging’ as a technique to influence behaviour through subtle tweaks to the environment (Thaler & Sunstein, 2008). Front of...

Voicing the Victims of Narcissistic Partners: A Qualitative Analysis of Responses to Narcissistic Injury and Self-esteem Regulation

Journal Article
Green, A., & Charles, K. (2019)
Voicing the Victims of Narcissistic Partners: A Qualitative Analysis of Responses to Narcissistic Injury and Self-esteem Regulation. SAGE Open, 9(2), https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244019846693
Addressing an under-researched aspect of narcissism, this study investigated subclinical ‘grandiose’ and ‘vulnerable’ narcissism within the context of domestic violence. Comm...

The relationship between creativity and attention in adults

Journal Article
Carruthers, L., MacLean, R., & Willis, A. (2018)
The relationship between creativity and attention in adults. Creativity Research Journal, 30(4), 370-379
Creativity is a valuable attribute that involves the generation of original ideas; attention is a vital function that facilitates information selection. There is some evidence...

The impact of external facial features on the construction of facial composites

Journal Article
Brown, C., Portch, E., Skelton, F. C., Fodarella, C., Kuivaniemi-Smith, H., Herold, K., …Frowd, C. D. (2019)
The impact of external facial features on the construction of facial composites. Ergonomics, 62(4), 575-592. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2018.1556816
Witnesses may construct a composite face of a perpetrator using a computerised interface. Police practitioners guide witnesses through this unusual process, the goal being to ...
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Programme Leadership: Strengthening Resilience, Supporting Learning Communities.

2021 - 2021
The key purpose of this sector-wide activity is to deepen community and collaboration between programme leaders across the Scottish university sector and beyond. This will be achieved through a serie...
Funder: The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education | Value: £3,000

A Culture of Psychosis: A psychosocial case study approach to contemporary 'ordinary psychosis'

2020 - 2022
The proposed research project aims to investigate this changing set of clinical issues – which might be tentatively grouped within the category of 'ordinary psychosis' – via the development of a speci...
Funder: Independent Social Research Foundation | Value: £5,000

A Qualitative exploration of Scottish-Pakistanis’ experiences of policing.

2020 - 2023
In providing an understanding of the experiences of Scottish Pakistanis, findings will be of significant benefit to policy makers and practitioners, and will assist policing organisations in Scotland ...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £13,221

Exploring experiences of miscarriages of justice

2019 - 2023
The proposed research will explore victims’ experiences of miscarriages of justice. It will investigate the narratives that individuals who have been wrongfully imprisoned have to share about their li...
Funder: British Academy | Value: £7,952

Formal evaluation of evolutionary facial composite systems

2019 - 2021
Formal evaluation of Evolutionary facial comoposite systems for SPA and police Scotland. Project will evaluate the efficacy of two systems for specialist operator use. Evaluation will determine pot...
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £11,945

Law enforcement and public health: Assessing risk and vulnerability

2017 - 2018
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £7,986
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Is the jury still out? the decision making processes of jurors

2015 - 2018
My PhD compared the decision making processes and outcomes of jurors in a three-verdict system (where jurors can give a guilty, a not guil...
Dr Lee Curley | Director of Studies: Dr Rory MacLean | Second Supervisor: Dr Jennifer Murray

A meta-analysis and controlled evaluation of short term pyschological intervention for acute mental health inpatients

2014 - 2018
There is evidence to suggest that psychological therapies for severe mental health ...
Charlotte Paterson | Director of Studies: Prof Thanos Karatzias | Second Supervisor: Prof Paul Hutton

An analysis of nudging as a social marketing technique using Front of Pack nutrition labels: A study of women's perceptions of food labels

2014 - 2019
Dr Clidna Soraghan | Director of Studies: Dr Elaine Mercer-Jones | Second Supervisor: Prof John Ensor

Investigating the performance and underlying mechanisms of a novel screening measure for developmental dyslexia: implications for early identification

2013 - 2018
This PhD focuses on the sensorimotor theory of dev...
Dr Barbara Piotrowska | Director of Studies: Dr Jennifer Murray | Second Supervisor: Dr Rory MacLean

The effectiveness of a stage-1 psychoeducational intervention versus waiting list to stabilise complex interpersonal trauma symptomatology in female offenders

2013 - 2019
Dr Adam Mahoney | Director of Studies: Prof Thanos Karatzias | Second Supervisor: Prof Paul Hutton

Creativity and attention: a multi-method investigation

2011 - 2016
Dr Lindsey Carruthers | Director of Studies: Dr Alex Willis | Second Supervisor: Dr Rory MacLean

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