Student Caucus Research Grants 2017 - Winners announced!
Congratulations to the winners, who will be presenting their research at SARMAC XIII in Cape Cod!
Hayley Cullen, University of Sydney
Project title: "Put your hands where I can't see them": Inattentional blindness for crime in police officers.
I am a PhD student in forensic psychology at the University of Sydney. My PhD research focuses on inattentional blindness amongst a number of populations, including eyewitnesses, police officers, and jurors. For the current study, I will explore inattentional blindness in police officers. Specifically, I will examine whether police officer area of specialisation influences inattentional blindness for particular types of offences, and whether this influences their memory accuracy and susceptibility to post-event information.
Supervisors: Helen Paterson & Celine van Gold
Danielle Hett, University of Birmingham
Project title: Investigating the role of meta-awareness in computerised metacognitive training.
I am a full-time PhD student at the University of Birmingham, UK. My PhD is focused on the role of metacognition and metacognitive beliefs in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this study, I will test out the efficacy of a newly developed cognitive bias modification training protocol, which aims to target maladaptive metacognitive beliefs associated with PTSD. This study will allow us to replicate our previous findings, but also extend our research by exploring the role of meta-awareness in PTSD.
Supervisors: Dr. Heather Flowe
Tim van der Zee, Leiden University
Project title: Distractingly complex or boringly simple? Effects of video complexity on mind-wandering and learning.
I am a doctoral student at Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching. I study how students learn in online education, specifically from educational videos. In this study I investigate how the visual complexity of videos affects how students learn and how it affects their mind-wandering.
Supervisors: Yana Weinstein, Wilfried Admiraal, Fred Paas, Nadira Saab, & Bas Giesbers
Eva Rubinova, University of Portsmouth
Project title: Remembering instances of an experienced repeated event: What happens when an instance differs in content or sequence of actions?
I am a PhD student member of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology (ICRFP) based at the University of Portsmouth, UK. My research focuses on the effects of different types of deviations on remembering instances from a repeated event in adult samples. In my last study, participants will experience a series of interactive visits and will be asked to recall details of each visit at three occasions with a delay increasing from one week to six months.
Supervisors: James Ost, Hartmut Blank, Ryan Fitzgerald, & Heather Price