Welcome to my lab

2016 Lab Group

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 am Editor in Chief of Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science.  Please check out my editorial, Replication in Psychological Science.   You might also be interested in an upublished paper I wrote in response to Gilbert et al.'s critique of the Open Science Collective's Science article reporting efforts to replicate 100 psychology experiments.
 
I am currently serving as Coordinator of the Cognition and Brain Sciences (CaBS) graduate program.  If you are interested in applying to undertake graduate studies at UVic, please check out our web page. Note that UVic recently launched a new degree program in Neuroscience (i.e., you can earn a doctorate in neuroscience); see the Neuroscience website.  
 
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.
 

J. Don Read and I co-organized the 2015 meeting of the Society for Applied Research on Memory and Cognition, held here in Victoria 24-27 June 2015.  We attracted more than 400 participants from 14 countries and had a rocking good time.

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."

 

 

 

 

I also co-edited (with Colleen Kelley, Andy Yonelinas, and Roddy Roediger) a collected volume of chapters by renowned memory theorists reporting cutting edge research,  Remembering: Attributions, Processes, and Control in Human Memory (in honor of Larry Jacoby.  The volume follows from a conference in honour of Larry Jacoby and is available in soft cover, hardback, and as an e-book.  Robert L. Greene (Case Western U) wrote a review of the book for PsychCRITIQUES that, among other things, said "The quality of the individual contributions is so high and the overarching influence of Jacoby’s work so pervasive that the result is an impressive contribution to the literature on memory….Very few volumes include a set of authors as distinguished as this one. This book allows the reader to see work from some of the most productive psychological laboratories of memory research…It presents many important and exciting contributions and should prove invaluable to anyone wanting to understand contemporary psychological perspectives on memory."

 

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