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The effects of dual-task interference in predicting turn-ends in speech and music (2021)
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 of both speech and music, and it has been argued that motor simulation is... Read More about The effects of dual-task interference in predicting turn-ends in speech and music.

Female Narcissism: Assessment, Aetiology, and Behavioural Manifestations (2021)
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 narcissism. The contention that narcissism is a pathology of the self that ma... Read More about Female Narcissism: Assessment, Aetiology, and Behavioural Manifestations.

The importance of detailed context reinstatement for the production of identifiable composite faces from memory (2021)
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 improve the effectiveness of facial composites – visual likenesses of a perpet... Read More about The importance of detailed context reinstatement for the production of identifiable composite faces from memory.

Bilingualism: The foreign language effect does not extend to rational decision making (2020)
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; Bilingual Polish group who were presented with decision task in English; Bilingual... Read More about Bilingualism: The foreign language effect does not extend to rational decision making.

Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white? (2020)
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: 10.1111/1556‐4029.14220. Epub 2019 Nov 6"

Constructing identifiable composite faces: The importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure. (2019)
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 composite method, revealed that aligning cognitive processes during interview and... Read More about Constructing identifiable composite faces: The importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure..

An analysis of nudging as a social marketing technique using Front of Pack nutrition labels: A study of women's perceptions of food labels (2019)
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 Pack (FoP) nutrition labels are an example of a nudge in practice, designe... Read More about An analysis of nudging as a social marketing technique using Front of Pack nutrition labels: A study of women's perceptions of food labels.

Voicing the Victims of Narcissistic Partners: A Qualitative Analysis of Responses to Narcissistic Injury and Self-esteem Regulation (2019)
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. Common triggers evoking narcissistic rage, and differences in narcissistic inju... Read More about Voicing the Victims of Narcissistic Partners: A Qualitative Analysis of Responses to Narcissistic Injury and Self-esteem Regulation.

The relationship between creativity and attention in adults (2018)
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 that creative people may have poorer attention and are generally more dist... Read More about The relationship between creativity and attention in adults.

The impact of external facial features on the construction of facial composites (2018)
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 produce an identifiable image. However, any changes a perpetrator makes to... Read More about The impact of external facial features on the construction of facial composites.

Worry is associated with inefficient functional activity and connectivity in prefrontal and cingulate cortices during emotional interference. (2018)
Journal Article
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, 8(12), Article e01137. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1137

Introduction Anxiety is known to impair attentional control particularly when Task demands are high. Neuroimaging studies generally support these behavioral findings, reporting that anxiety is associated with increased (inefficient) activity in dors... Read More about Worry is associated with inefficient functional activity and connectivity in prefrontal and cingulate cortices during emotional interference..

Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers? (2017)
Journal Article
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

This discussion paper will look at heuristics (rule of thumb techniques for decision making), (Tversky & Kahneman, 1974) and their potential value. Typically, heuristics have been viewed negatively (Gigerenzer & Goldstein, 1996), with research sugges... Read More about Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers?.

Chatting in the face of the eyewitness: the impact of extraneous cell-phone conversation on memory for a perpetrator (2017)
Journal Article
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. Participants viewed a video of a staged crime in the presence of 1 side of... Read More about Chatting in the face of the eyewitness: the impact of extraneous cell-phone conversation on memory for a perpetrator.

Sensational Interests (2017)
Book Chapter
Charles, K. E., & Egan, V. (2017). Sensational Interests. In R. J. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (1-8). (2nd). BMC. https://doi.org/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 measurement and how they came to be associated with criminal behavior. New research... Read More about Sensational Interests.

Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar. (2016)
Book Chapter
Murray, J. (2016). Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar. In C. Penman, & M. Foster (Eds.), Innovations in Learning and Teaching. Merchiston Publishing

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 sufficient depth becomes challenging. This chapter summarises the literature aroun... Read More about Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar..

Creativity and Attention: A Multi-Method Investigation (2016)
Thesis
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 related these cognitive constructs, having found that highly creative people te... Read More about Creativity and Attention: A Multi-Method Investigation.

Academic Diary Or Why Higher Education Still Matters (2016)
Journal Article
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 with me; jammed into bags and packed into luggage for those moments when a g... Read More about Academic Diary Or Why Higher Education Still Matters.

Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory (2016)
Journal Article
Dhami, M. K., & Murray, J. (2017). Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory. The Spanish journal of psychology, 19(E51), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1017/sjp.2016.49

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 choice theory aiming to explain and predict peoples’ intentions to engage in... Read More about Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory.

A theory-informed approach to developing visually mediated interventions to change behaviour using an asthma and physical activity intervention exemplar (2016)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-016-0091-x

Background Visualisation techniques are used in a range of healthcare interventions. However, these frequently lack a coherent rationale or clear theoretical basis. This lack of definition and explicit targeting of the underlying mechanisms may impe... Read More about A theory-informed approach to developing visually mediated interventions to change behaviour using an asthma and physical activity intervention exemplar.