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Detecting falsehood relies on mismatch detection between sentence components (2019)
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Weil, R., & Mudrik, L. (2020). Detecting falsehood relies on mismatch detection between sentence components. Cognition, 195, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104121

How do people process and evaluate falsehood of sentences? Do people need to compare presented information with the correct answer to determine that a sentence is false, or do they rely on a mismatch between presented sentence components? To illustra... Read More about Detecting falsehood relies on mismatch detection between sentence components.

The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness (2019)
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Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., White, C., Cunnah, K., Platt, R., …Wolverson, E. (2019). The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness. Journal of applied gerontology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464819885326

People living with dementia or cognitive impairment (PwD) and their carers often have unmet needs for informational and social support postdiagnosis. Web-based platforms have the potential to address these needs, although few have been developed for... Read More about The CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD Platform as an Online Informational and Social Support Tool for People Living With Memory Problems and Their Carers: An Evaluation of User Engagement, Usability and Usefulness.

Disentangling the effects of attentional weighting and associative mediation in perceptual learning reveals no evidence for associative mediation. (2019)
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Oltean, B. P., George, D. N., & Oltean, B. P. (in press). Disentangling the effects of attentional weighting and associative mediation in perceptual learning reveals no evidence for associative mediation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000773

Learning to categorize perceptually similar stimuli can result in people becoming more sensitive to differences along perceptual dimensions that are relevant to category membership and/or less sensitive to equivalent differences along irrelevant perc... Read More about Disentangling the effects of attentional weighting and associative mediation in perceptual learning reveals no evidence for associative mediation..

Computerized stimuli for studying oddity effects (2019)
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Morrell, L., Dobbinson, K., & Skarratt, P. (in press). Computerized stimuli for studying oddity effects. Behavioral ecology, https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz174

Visually hunting predators must overcome the challenges that prey groups present. One such challenge is the confusion effect where an overburdened visual system means predators are unable to successfully target prey. A strategy to overcome confusion... Read More about Computerized stimuli for studying oddity effects.

The sociodemographic context of observed solitary and social smoking behaviours using a behavioural ecological approach (2019)
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Why, F. Y. P., Undarwati, A., & Nuzulia, S. (in press). The sociodemographic context of observed solitary and social smoking behaviours using a behavioural ecological approach. Journal of health psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105319877447

This study used a behavioural ecological approach by observing whether solitary and social smoking varied as a function of gender and stress. In sample 1 (N = 414), the result was consistent with the Tend-and-Befriend Hypothesis in that more female s... Read More about The sociodemographic context of observed solitary and social smoking behaviours using a behavioural ecological approach.

Medium vs. difficult visual search: how a quantitative change in the functional visual field leads to a qualitative difference in performance (2019)
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Hulleman, J., Lund, K., & Skarratt, P. (in press). Medium vs. difficult visual search: how a quantitative change in the functional visual field leads to a qualitative difference in performance. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-019-01787-4

The dominant theories of visual search assume that search is a process involving comparisons of individual items against a target description that is based on the properties of the target in isolation. Here, we present four experiments that demonstra... Read More about Medium vs. difficult visual search: how a quantitative change in the functional visual field leads to a qualitative difference in performance.

Structural and functional correlates of hypnotic depth and suggestibility (2014)
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McGeown, W. J., Mazzoni, G., Vannucci, M., & Venneri, A. (2015). Structural and functional correlates of hypnotic depth and suggestibility. Neuroimaging. Psychiatry research, 231(2), 151-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2014.11.015

This study explores whether self-reported depth of hypnosis and hypnotic suggestibility are associated with individual differences in neuroanatomy and/or levels of functional connectivity. Twenty-nine people varying in suggestibility were recruited a... Read More about Structural and functional correlates of hypnotic depth and suggestibility.

Why are we not flooded by involuntary autobiographical memories? Few cues are more effective than many (2014)
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Vannucci, M., Pelagatti, C., Hanczakowski, M., Mazzoni, G., & Paccani, C. R. (2015). Why are we not flooded by involuntary autobiographical memories? Few cues are more effective than many. Psychological research, 79(6), 1077-1085. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-014-0632-y

Recent research on involuntary autobiographical memories (IAMs) has shown that these memories can be elicited and studied in the laboratory under controlled conditions. Employing a modified version of a vigilance task developed by Schlagman and Kvavi... Read More about Why are we not flooded by involuntary autobiographical memories? Few cues are more effective than many.

Inhibitory effects of thought substitution in the think/no-think task: evidence from independent cues (2014)
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del Prete, F., Hanczakowski, M., Bajo, M. T., & Mazzoni, G. (2015). Inhibitory effects of thought substitution in the think/no-think task: evidence from independent cues. Memory, 23(4), 507-517. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2014.907429

When people try not to think about a certain item, they can accomplish this goal by using a thought substitution strategy and think about something else. Research conducted with the think/no-think (TNT) paradigm indicates that such strategy leads sub... Read More about Inhibitory effects of thought substitution in the think/no-think task: evidence from independent cues.

Selective voluntary forgetting in young and older adults (2014)
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Aguirre, C., Gomez-Ariza, C. J., Bajo, M. T., Andrés, P., & Mazzoni, G. (2014). Selective voluntary forgetting in young and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 29(1), 128-139. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0035598

Aging is thought to involve a decline in executive-control capacities, although evidence regarding this claim is not always clear. Thus, although studies exist that suggest impoverished inhibitory memory control in older adults relative to younger ad... Read More about Selective voluntary forgetting in young and older adults.

Priming by relational integration in perceptual identification and Stroop colour naming (2013)
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Mather, E., Estes, Z., & Jones, L. L. (2014). Priming by relational integration in perceptual identification and Stroop colour naming. Journal of Memory and Language, 71(1), 57-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2013.10.004

Integrative priming is the facilitated recognition of a target word following a prime word with which it can be combined to produce a sub-type of the target (e.g., a lake bird is a type of bird). Such priming occurs even in the absence of lexical ass... Read More about Priming by relational integration in perceptual identification and Stroop colour naming.

Weight maintenance over 12 months after weight loss resulting from participation in a 12-week randomised controlled trial comparing all meal provision to self-directed diet in overweight adults (2013)
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Whitham, C., Mellor, D. D., Goodwin, S., Reid, M., & Atkin, S. L. (2014). Weight maintenance over 12 months after weight loss resulting from participation in a 12-week randomised controlled trial comparing all meal provision to self-directed diet in overweight adults. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 27(4), 384-390. https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12178

Background The results of weight maintenance after initial weight loss are reported infrequently, although, when they have been reported, the outcomes are generally poor and weight regain is common. Methods After an initial 12‐week randomised in... Read More about Weight maintenance over 12 months after weight loss resulting from participation in a 12-week randomised controlled trial comparing all meal provision to self-directed diet in overweight adults.

Effects on obese women of the sugar sucrose added to the diet over 28 d: a quasi-randomised, single-blind, controlled trial (2013)
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Reid, M., Hammersley, R., Duffy, M., & Ballantyne, C. (2014). Effects on obese women of the sugar sucrose added to the diet over 28 d: a quasi-randomised, single-blind, controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 111(3), 563-570. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0007114513002687

To investigate whether obese women can compensate for sucrose added to the diet when it is given blind, rather than gaining weight or exhibiting dysfunctional regulation of intake, in the present study, forty-one healthy obese (BMI 30–35 kg/m2) women... Read More about Effects on obese women of the sugar sucrose added to the diet over 28 d: a quasi-randomised, single-blind, controlled trial.

Pre-competitive confidence, coping, and subjective performance in sport (2010)
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Levy, A. R., Nicholls, A. R., & Polman, R. C. J. (2011). Pre-competitive confidence, coping, and subjective performance in sport. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 21(5), 721 - 729. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.01075.x

The primary aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between confidence and subjective performance in addition to exploring whether coping mediated this relationship. A sample of 414 athletes completed a measure of confidence before perf... Read More about Pre-competitive confidence, coping, and subjective performance in sport.