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Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
Skelton, F. (2018). Now conferencing but hardy and rewarding public engagement: Unplugged at the Fringe with the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin,
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Item is conference review.
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...
Carruthers, L. Creativity and Attention: A Multi-Method Investigation. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1052411
Creativity is a valuable attribute that involves the generation of original ideas; attention is a vital function that facilitates information selection. Past research has rela...
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...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
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...
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.
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
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
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...
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 ...
Skelton, F. C., Frowd, C. D., Hancock, P. J. B., Jones, H. S., Jones, B. C., Fodarella, C., …Logan, K. (in press). Constructing identifiable composite faces: The importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 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...
Valashjardi, 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...
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...
Brown, C., Portch, E., Skelton, F. C., Fodarella, C., Kuivaniemi-Smith, H., Herold, K., …Frowd, C. D. (in press). 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 ...
Barker, H., Munro, J., Orlov, N., Morgenroth, E., Moser, J., Eysenck, M. W., & Allen, P. (2018). Worry is associated with inefficient functional activity and connectivity in prefrontal and cingulate cortices during emotional interference. Brain and Behavior, e01137. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1137
Anxiety is known to impair attentional control particularly when Task demands are high. Neuroimaging studies generally support these behavioral findings, reportin...
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 ...
Marsh, J. E., Patel, K., Labonté, K., Battersby, K. L., Frowd, C. D., Ball, L. J., …Vachon, F. (2017). Chatting in the face of the eyewitness: the impact of extraneous cell-phone conversation on memory for a perpetrator. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(3), 183-190. https://doi.org/10.1037/cep0000101
Cell-phone conversation is ubiquitous within public spaces. The current study investigates whether ignored cell-phone conversation impairs eyewitness memory for a perpetrator....
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...
Hanna, B. (2016). Academic Diary Or Why Higher Education Still Matters. Teaching fellows journal, Autumn 2016, 23
On the outside of this book the spine is now broken. The plastic red covering is beginning to curl away slightly from the edges of cover. This is a book which I have carried w...
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...
There is evidence to suggest that psychological therapies for severe mental health ...
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
30 October 2019
30 April 2019
The Stand's New Town Theatre (Venue 7), Studio
16 August 2018
The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddrie Street, Edinburgh, EL1 1LG
18 July 2018
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh
4 April 2018