Welcome to my lab

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I'm a cognitive psychologist. Most of my research explores human memory. I am especially interested in determinants of the subjective experience of remembering, source monitoring (the inferential processes by which people identify the origins of mental events such as memories), and the application of theories concerning these processes to everyday memory phenomena (e.g., eyewitness evidence). I collaborate with several terrific psychologists, and I have had the great pleasure of working with many wonderful students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Check out my Google Scholar profile.


I acknowledge with respect and appreciation the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.  I strive to make my lab a safe and welcoming place for students of diverse backgrounds, genders, and abilities. 

If you want to flatter me with an honorific, my preference is "Professor," but otherwise "Steve" is OK.  My pronouns are he/him.

I am Editor in Chief of Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science.  Please check out my editorials, Replication in Psychological Science and Sharing Data and Materials in Psychological Science

If you are interested in applying to undertake graduate studies at UVic, please check out our web page.   
In the upper left is a link to the NOWCAM website. NOrthWest Cognition And Memory is an annual, student-oriented conference for those interested in memory and cognition broadly defined.  Please visit the NOWCAM website.

Please check out the Sage Handbook of Applied Memory, edited by Tim Perfect and yours truly, which was published in 2014.  It is a big, beautiful book featuring 37 chapters on a broad range of applied memory issues written by international leaders in the field.  Beth Loftus wrote, "This is a fabulous collection of essays on memory in the real world. The leading scholars have been assembled to produce a volume that is intellectually rich, up-to-date, and truly important."




The UVic public relations people made a little video of me talking about my work, which you can view  Here .

I am a member and keen supporter of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science