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...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
01 May 2019
01 May 2019
Metacognition is often described as “thinking about thinking” or “cognition about cognition”. In the educational domain it is typically considered as an important ability whi...
06 February 2019
06 February 2019
Understanding how eyewitnesses make identification decisions is important for theory and practice. Traditionally, such decisions have been conceptualized dichotomously—as rela...
17 August 2018
17 August 2018
Have you ever admitted to something you didn't do? At home? At work? What would it take to own up to breaking the law? It's surprisingly common for innocent people to confess ...
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
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). 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. E., & Egan, V. (2017). Sensational Interests. In R. J. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 1-8. (Living Reference Work). BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32132-5
This essay examines the current status of sensational interests and their relationship with offending in adolescence. The essay describes sensational interests, their measurem...
Curley, L., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2017). The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 13(2), (57-72)
The aim of the current research was to identify which, if any, personality traits are related to recognition in an eyewitness task. A correlational design was used with the c...
Dhami, M. K., & Murray, J. (2016). Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory. The Spanish journal of psychology, 19(E51), (1-10). doi:10.1017/sjp.2016.49. ISSN 1988-2904
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., Charles, K. E., Cooke, D. J., & Thomson, M. E. (2013). Investigating the Influence of Causal Attributions on Both the Worksheet and Checklist Versions of the HCR-20. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 13(1), (8-17). doi:10.1080/14999013.2014.890978. ISSN 1499-9013
Attribution theories suggest that when assessing an individual's actions, judgments are made about the cause of these behaviours and often these judgments focus on internal or...
Roberts, S. C., & Murray, J. (2013). Applying the revenge system to the criminal justice system and jury decision-making. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(01), (34-35). doi:10.1017/s0140525x12000581. ISSN 0140-525X
McCullough et al. propose an evolved cognitive revenge system which imposes retaliatory costs on aggressors. They distinguish between this and other forms of punishment (e.g.,...
Murray, J., Thomson, M. E., Cooke, D. J., & Charles, K. E. (2011). Influencing expert judgment: attributions of crime causality. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 16, 126-143. https://doi.org/10.1348/135532510X490183
Purpose: The present research aimed to investigate the effects of attribution on expert clinical judgment in comparison to semi-experts and lay-people. Two research questions...
Murray, J., Thomson, M. E., Cooke, D. J., & Charles, K. E. (2013). Investigating the relationship between justice-vengeance motivations and punitive sentencing recommendations: Justice-vengeance motivations. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18(1), (1-15). doi:10.1111/j.2044-8333.2011.02021.x. ISSN 1355-3259
Purpose. The present research investigated the relationship between underlying justice and vengeance motivations and sentencing recommendations made by expert clinicians, semi...
Murray, J., & Thomson, M. E. (2009). Applying decision making theory to clinical judgements in violence risk assessment. Europe's journal of psychology, 6(2), (150-171). doi:10.5964/ejop.v6i2.189. ISSN 1841-0413
A considerable proportion of research in the field of violence risk assessment has focused on the accuracy of clinical judgements of offender dangerousness. This has largely
Murray, J., & Thomson, M. E. (2009). Clinical judgement in violence risk assessment. Europe's journal of psychology, 6(1), (128-149). doi:10.5964/ejop.v6i1.175. ISSN 1841-0413
The present article discusses the three main approaches to violence risk assessment, clinical judgement, actuarial assessment, and structured clinical judgement, informing the...
Murray, J., & Thomson, M. E. (2008). An Application of Attribution Theory to Clinical Judgment. Europe's journal of psychology, 5(3), (96-104). doi:10.5964/ejop.v5i3.257. ISSN 1841-0413
The current article presents an application of attribution theory to clinical judgment, with a focus on the theory’s application to clinical judgments of violence risk assessm...
Fohring, S. (2015). Book review: Victims of terrorism. A comparative and interdisciplinary study-Lynch, Orla & Argomaniz, Javier (eds) Routledge: London, 2015; ISBN 9780415836593. International Review of Victimology, 21(3), (363-364). doi:10.1177/0269758015591933. ISSN 0269-7580
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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...
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
30 April 2019
6 February 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