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Stuffing down feelings: Bereavement, anxiety and emotional detachment in the life stories of people with eating disorders (2019)
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Reid, M., Wilson‐Walsh, R., Cartwright, L., & Hammersley, R. (2020). Stuffing down feelings: Bereavement, anxiety and emotional detachment in the life stories of people with eating disorders. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(3), 979-987. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12930

This study aimed to explore the life stories of people with eating disorders (EDs) in order to better understand possible contributing factors to their development. It used a qualitative Life Story method, in order to reduce the tendency to focus on... Read More about Stuffing down feelings: Bereavement, anxiety and emotional detachment in the life stories of people with eating disorders.

Semantic interpretability does not influence masked priming effects (2019)
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Tseng, H., Lindsay, S., & Davis, C. J. (2020). Semantic interpretability does not influence masked priming effects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73(6), 856-867. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747021819896766

Much of the recent masked nonword priming literature demonstrates no difference in priming between affixed and non-affixed nonword primes (e.g., maskity-MASK vs. maskond-MASK). A possible explanation for the absence of a difference is that studies ha... Read More about Semantic interpretability does not influence masked priming effects.

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, Article 104121. 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.

Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice) (2019)
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Cunnah, K., Howe, D., Thorpe, J., Dunn, R., Platt, R., White, C., …Wolverson, E. (2021). Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice). Dementia, 20(2), 796–806. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301219887592

Little is known about the training and support people with dementia and their carers need to use digital solutions. This paper shares learning from a bespoke programme that successfully trained people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and th... Read More about Training people with dementia/cognitive impairment and their carers in the use of web-based supportive technologies (Innovative practice).

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, 39(12), 1303-1312. 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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George, D. N., & Oltean, B. P. (2020). 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, 46(7), 1207–1225. 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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Dobbinson, K. E., Morrell, L. J., & Skarratt, P. A. (2020). Computerized stimuli for studying oddity effects. Behavioral ecology, 31(1), 176-183. 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.

Sensorimotor cortex activation during anticipation of upcoming predictable but not unpredictable actions (2019)
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Krol, M. A., Schutter, D. J. L. G., & Jellema, T. (2020). Sensorimotor cortex activation during anticipation of upcoming predictable but not unpredictable actions. Social Neuroscience, 15(2), 214-226. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2019.1674688

The mirror neuron system (MNS) becomes active during action execution and action observation, which is presumably reflected by reductions in mu (8–13 Hz) activity in the electroencephalogram over the sensorimotor cortex. The function of the MNS is st... Read More about Sensorimotor cortex activation during anticipation of upcoming predictable but not unpredictable actions.

Stroop interference is a composite phenomenon: Evidence from distinct developmental trajectories of its components (2019)
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Ferrand, L., Ducrot, S., Chausse, P., Maïonchi‐Pino, N., O’Connor, R. J., Parris, B. A., …Augustinova, M. (2020). Stroop interference is a composite phenomenon: Evidence from distinct developmental trajectories of its components. Developmental Science, 23(2), Article e12899. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12899

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Only one previous developmental study of Stroop task performance (Schiller, 1966) has controlled for differences in processing speed that exist both within and between age groups. Therefore, the question of whether the... Read More about Stroop interference is a composite phenomenon: Evidence from distinct developmental trajectories of its components.

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.

Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data (2019)
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O'Connor, R., & Riggs, K. J. (2019). Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data. Current directions in psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society, 28(6), 528-533. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419858426

© The Author(s) 2019. Fast mapping is often used to refer to children’s remarkable ability to learn the meanings of new words with minimal exposure and in ambiguous contexts. It is one thing to claim that children are capable of learning words this w... Read More about Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data.

Left amygdala and putamen activation modulate emotion driven decisions in the iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma game (2019)
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Eimontaite, I., Schindler, I., De Marco, M., Duzzi, D., Venneri, A., & Goel, V. (2019). Left amygdala and putamen activation modulate emotion driven decisions in the iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma game. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13(JUL), Article 741. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00741

Although economic decision-making is commonly characterized as a purely rational phenomenon, it is clear that real-world decision-making is influenced by emotions. Yet, relatively little is known about the neural correlates of this process. To explor... Read More about Left amygdala and putamen activation modulate emotion driven decisions in the iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma game.

Medium versus 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. A. (2020). Medium versus difficult visual search: How a quantitative change in the functional visual field leads to a qualitative difference in performance. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 82(1), 118-139. 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 versus difficult visual search: How a quantitative change in the functional visual field leads to a qualitative difference in performance.

A computational implementation of a Hebbian learning network and its application to configural forms of acquired equivalence (2019)
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Robinson, J., George, D. N., & Heinke, D. (2019). A computational implementation of a Hebbian learning network and its application to configural forms of acquired equivalence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 45(3), 356-371. https://doi.org/10.1037/xan0000203

We describe and report the results of computer simulations of the three-layer Hebbian network informally described by Honey, Close, and Lin (2010): A general account of discrimination that has been shaped by data from configural acquired equivalence... Read More about A computational implementation of a Hebbian learning network and its application to configural forms of acquired equivalence.

Correction of evident falsehood requires explicit negation (2019)
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Weil, R., Schul, Y., & Mayo, R. (2020). Correction of evident falsehood requires explicit negation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(2), 290-310. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000635

The danger of receiving false information is omnipresent, and people might be highly vigilant against being influenced by falsehoods. Yet, as research on misinformation reveals, people are often biased by false information, even when they know the va... Read More about Correction of evident falsehood requires explicit negation.

The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task (2019)
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Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Howe, D., & Clough, P. J. (2019). The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33(5), 943-951. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3570

Previous research by the authors found that mental toughness, as measured by the Mental Toughness Questionnaire 48 (MTQ48; Clough, P.J., Earle, K., & Sewell, D. [2002]. Mental toughness: the concept and its measurement. In I. Cockerill (Ed.), Solutio... Read More about The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task.

The role of transients in action observation (2019)
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Cole, G. G., Welsh, T. N., & Skarratt, P. A. (in press). The role of transients in action observation. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-019-01740-5

A large number of studies have now described the various ways in which the observation of another person’s dynamic movement can influence the speed with which the observer is able to prepare a motor action themselves. The typical results are most oft... Read More about The role of transients in action observation.