McGhee, J., Hoskins, G., Williams, B., Murray, J., Treweek, S., Skar, S., …Hagen, S. (2013). 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. doi: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...
Murray, J., Williams, B., Hoskins, G., McGhee, J., Gauld, D., & Brown, G. (2013). Developing a Theory-Informed Interactive Animation to Increase Physical Activity among Young People with Asthma. In Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Systems and Applications, 60-65. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39420-1_7
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...
Murray, J. & Thomson, M. E. (2009). The influence of internal versus external attributions of crime causality: A comparison between experts, semi-experts and lay-people
The overarching aim of the present research was to investigate the possible effects of attribution on the decisions made by clinicians in comparison to those made by trainee p...
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.
Lecturer in Psychology
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
Turner, P., Turner, S. & Carruthers, L. (2013). It's not interaction, it's make believe. In Proceedings of the 2014 European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomicsdoi:10.1145/2637248.2637266. ISBN 978-1-4503-2874-6
A principal, but largely unexplored, use of our cognition when using interacting technology involves pretending. To pretend is to believe that which is not the case, for examp...
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....
Charles, K. & Egan, V. (2017). Sensational Interests. In Levesque, R. J. R. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 1-8. (Living Reference Work). Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32132-5. ISBN 978-3-319-32132-5
This essay examines the current status of sensational interests and their relationship with offending in adolescence. The essay describes sensational interests, their measurem...
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. ISSN 2050-9987
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...
Dhami, M. K. & Murray, J. (2016). Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory. Spanish Journal of Psychology. 19(E51), 1-10. doi:10.1017/sjp.2016.49. ISSN 1138-7416
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...
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. doi:10.1186/s40814-016-0091-x. ISSN 2055-5784
Background Visualisation techniques are used in a range of healthcare interventions. However, these frequently lack a coherent rationale or clear theoretical basis. This lack...
Carruthers, L., & Turner, P. (2016). The role of make-believe in Foley. In P. Turner, & J. T. Harviainen (Eds.), Digital Make-Believe, 125-139. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-29553-4_8
The acts of pretending and make-believe are almost exclusively studied in the context of child development and child psychology. This study was therefore an exploratory invest...
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...
Hanna, B., Fiona, C. & Elaine, M. (2014). Enabling creative professional conversations around academic leadership through dialogue. Educational developments. , 10-12. ISSN 1469-3267
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