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Imagining novel futures: The roles of event plausibility and familiarity (2012)
Journal Article
Anderson, R. J. (2012). Imagining novel futures: The roles of event plausibility and familiarity. Memory, 20(5), 443-451. doi:10.1080/09658211.2012.677450

The constructive episodic simulation hypothesis suggests that episodic memory supports the simulation of future events through extraction and recombination of stored information. The current study explicitly investigated the use of past episodic thou... Read More

Identifying the cognitive basis of mental toughness: Evidence from the directed forgetting paradigm (2012)
Journal Article
Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Cotter, G., Crust, L., & Clough, P. J. (2012). Identifying the cognitive basis of mental toughness: Evidence from the directed forgetting paradigm. Personality and individual differences, 53(5), 587-590. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.04.036

The concept of mental toughness has been found to be related to outcome performance measures in sport and other competitive situations. Despite this, little attention has been devoted to understanding the cognitive mechanisms that underlie mental tou... Read More

Shared cognitive processes underlying past and future thinking: The impact of imagery and concurrent task demands on event specificity. (2012)
Journal Article
Anderson, R., Dewhurst, S., & Nash, R. (2012). Shared cognitive processes underlying past and future thinking: The impact of imagery and concurrent task demands on event specificity. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition, 38(2), (356-365). doi:10.1037/a0025451. ISSN 0278-7393

Recent literature has argued that whereas remembering the past and imagining the future make use of shared cognitive substrates, simulating future events places heavier demands on executive resources. These propositions were explored in 3 experiments... Read More