Lecturer in Psychology
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
Piotrowska, B., Willis, A., MacLean, R., Murray, J. & Kerridge, J. (2014). Visual-spatial-motor integration in a cross-section of primary-aged children: implications for assessing risk of Dyslexia. In Proceedings European Conference on Visual Perception ECVP 2015
Dyslexia is a common condition characterized by difficulties with reading and writing despite adequate intelligence, education and motivation. Many individuals with dyslexia a...
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., Patel, K., Labonte, K., Threadgold, E., Skelton, F., Fodarella, C., …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). doi:10.1037/cep0000101. ISSN 1196-1961
Cell-phone conversation is ubiquitous within public spaces. The current study investigates whether ignored cell-phone conversation impairs eyewitness memory for a perpetrator....
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
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.
McParland, J., Knussen, C. & Murray, J. (2016). The effects of 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. doi:10.1002/ejp.862. ISSN 1090-3801
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...
Murray, J. & Thomson, M. E. (2011). Age-related differences on cognitive overload in an audio-visual memory task. European Journal of Psychology of Education. 26, 129-141. doi:10.1007/s10212-010-0032-7. ISSN 0256-2928
The present study aimed to provide evidence outlining whether the type of stimuli used in teaching would provoke differing levels of recall across three different academic age...
Riby, L., Law, A., McLaughlin, J. & Murray, J. (2010). Preliminary evidence that glucose ingestion facilitates prospective memory performance. Nutrition Research. 31, 370-377. doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2011.04.003. ISSN 0271-5317
Previous research has found that the ingestion of glucose boosts task performance in the memory
domain (including tasks tapping episodic, semantic, and working memory). The pr...